Any suggestions of how to keep catheters from getting plugged up?

Posted by sandra2018 @sandra2018, 5 days ago

anyone have suggestions how to keep catheters from getting plugged up from sediment build-up. i've gone from once a month change to weekly or less. open to suggestions HELP
THANK YOU
TOM SMITH

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Hi Tom (@sandra2018), catheter encrustation and blockage can be alarming, and if not addressed, it can be painful. some people never experience blockages and for others regular blockages can take over a person’s life. I'm tagging fellow members @daughterwwiivet @perrychristopher @cent66 @jakedduck1 @paul55 @jenatsky @whytee @huskerhowy, who may have some suggestions for you.

You might also find this related discussion helpful:
– How often does a Foley catheter need to be changed? https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/foley-catheter-change-frequency/

Tom, are you staying well hydrated?

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Tom, are you able to self-catheter? I found that much easier and less uncomfortable than a foley. I encourage you to look into this.

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@colleenyoung

Hi Tom (@sandra2018), catheter encrustation and blockage can be alarming, and if not addressed, it can be painful. some people never experience blockages and for others regular blockages can take over a person’s life. I'm tagging fellow members @daughterwwiivet @perrychristopher @cent66 @jakedduck1 @paul55 @jenatsky @whytee @huskerhowy, who may have some suggestions for you.

You might also find this related discussion helpful:
– How often does a Foley catheter need to be changed? https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/foley-catheter-change-frequency/

Tom, are you staying well hydrated?

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YES, MY CHILDREN AND NURSES EVERY FEW DAYS. SOMETIMES I FEEL LIKE I'M GOING TO FLOAT OUT OF BED.
THANK YOU
TOM

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@paul55

Tom, are you able to self-catheter? I found that much easier and less uncomfortable than a foley. I encourage you to look into this.

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NO, SINCE A SPINAL CORD INJURY I DON'T HAVE GOOD USE OF MY HANDS.
THANK YOU
TOM

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