Is it safe to use sterile water to flush the bladder versus saline?unbeknownst to me, my medical supplier started sending me sterile water instead of saline, and I was using it for a couple months before I realized it.
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Here is an article that may answer your question:
Here's a more technical and complete answer to the same question:
I am a quadriplegic, and I self cath through my belly button. I need to know if sterile water is safe for irrigation.
I believe the following article indicates that sterile water is suggested to use:
I would suggest that you run this question by the medical provider who prescribes the bladder irrigation.
I tried that. I was told I had to come in and be seen.
@gummyjo this is sad but if you put yourself in their shoes, perhaps they are concerned about liability?