Catheter advice (male)

Share your ideas about the practical side of caring.
I will just add the things im after help with just to make it a bit simple as some long pages.

1.....Blocked.....other ways to prevent to dilute Debris/crust inside tube and ways to unblock apart from fluid wash.
2.....PUBS......purple bag,ways to help or stop it or find out is the Diet wrong so i can add or change food/fluid.
this goes off if new catheter fitted then back in 5 days after...urine samples say normal but doing another.
not medication as had it for just over a year and never had it before and same meds.

Edited...........Just taken water sample up 11/3/19......spoke to GP last week and said when purple comes back bring one.

Thanks
Hi.
I wish there was a person to talk to on this as is this day and age you would of thought as people are living longer and so many elderly with a catheter but just cant leave the house or other problems that they cant get out just for advice.
In this case a Urologist just to ask why blocking now and not 2 years ago and the purple bag,doctor says just keep up having it flushed and changed if needed and he will send a letter on the purple bag,we will see but i know why will be said.
Never knew there was catheters which are sort term that are changed either days or every day on if needed,like in left then out in a few hours to stop water retention.
Hi. Only just read this. My husband had a suprapubic catheter straight into his bladder just below his navel. We have found that investing in a water filter jug has been a great help in preventing so many blockages. It won’t stop them but we have far fewer. You can also get an ‘in-line’ filter on the water supply but obviously more expensive.
Jane_180812345 wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:44 am
Hi. Only just read this. My husband had a suprapubic catheter straight into his bladder just below his navel. We have found that investing in a water filter jug has been a great help in preventing so many blockages. It won’t stop them but we have far fewer. You can also get an ‘in-line’ filter on the water supply but obviously more expensive.
Hi there.
Been a few months now and still getting the same but dad does drink a lot but mainly he has a active system on night not a lot in the day,he might not get a lot in the bag on the afternoon for a good 5 or so hours but when he is on the bed it starts in around 2 or 3 hours then on and off a good 1.5 to 2 liters a night in a period of 12 hours,been told a lot of elderly people are like this from nurses and doctors being they see a lot of people
He drinks 1.5 or just over of water with a bit of orange and water for tablets (3 small cups) and 3 cups of tea and also doctor (came off urologist which was asked by doctor on e-mail) to give him a vitamin C tablet which he has been on for a few months and it likes it makes the debris that bit softer and a little less,we still have it flushed but i have my own trick which i do reading on here at a few stuff and it helps.