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Re: urinary catheters and bags, tips please

Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:59 pm
by babybyrd
The leg bag connects directly into the catheter. The less you mess with that the better ..a change every six to seven days is what we were told ..because every time that's opened up there s chance of introducing infection

Re: urinary catheters and bags, tips please

Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:09 pm
by MrsAverage
Babybyrd, well done on pressing for Dad to get seen. Carers know best :D

Re: urinary catheters and bags, tips please

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:35 am
by Woodpecker
Hello Babybird, I am glad your Dad is on the mend, he lost a lot of blood, very good that you got it sorted. My Husband is having a camera in bladder tomorrow to see possible cause of his blood loss, I worried it is going to happen again, and don't really know what caused bleeding in the first place. Don't you get fed up with all the energy we use to get our carees cared for properly. Best wishes

Re: urinary catheters and bags, tips please

Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:10 am
by Pauline_1702
Hi

My Mum has had a Urethral Catheter for the past 3 or 4 years for Retention.
Sometimes the urine doesn't flow from the leg bag to the night bag - I've found that holding the leg bag horizontally and holding the long night bag tube horizontally too can send the urine whizzing down from leg to night bag.

We also have problems with lots of blocking - and nobody seems to know why. Mother has had a new Catheter in the morning and its blocked and needs to be changed again by the evening! - not good as more catheter changes equals more risk of introducing infection.

Re: urinary catheters and bags, tips please

Posted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 5:05 pm
by Rosemary_1706
Sorry EXD and others for not responding and thank you for your suggestions. Mum has been in and out of hospital this last month with infections and she's also had several blocked catheters. I've had several complaints to follow up on. Just as I was winding down on the care agency safeguarding I initiated the district nurses have started one against the hospital for unsafe discharge of mum from hospital! It never ends does it?

I found that raising the hospital bed at night seems to help with draining the leg bag into the night bag. Recently the hospital tried removing the catheter but mum had retention and it was reinserted. She's also waiting for the urologist to insert a camera to see what may be causing frequent blockages..........

Re: urinary catheters and bags, tips please

Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:28 pm
by Elizabeth_19091
i can't say I've ever had these problems with the urine not draining through into the night bag. i've used these ones for the day and night bags and find they do the job well, no issues at all. https://www.shop-optimum.com/shop-urolo ... -leg-bags/

you can get them on prescription as well. x

Re: urinary catheters and bags, tips please

Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:19 pm
by Ayjay
babybyrd wrote:
Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:59 pm
The leg bag connects directly into the catheter. The less you mess with that the better ..a change every six to seven days is what we were told ..because every time that's opened up there s chance of introducing infection
My wife's had a catheter for over 18 months now, (supra-pubic since April this year), I attach her night bag to the leg bag. Attaching it direct to the catheter leaves the bladder open to the atmosphere which is not a good idea, it's not for long admittedly, but it can be enough to introduce infection: she's not had one yet.
Elizabeth_19091 wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:28 pm
i can't say I've ever had these problems with the urine not draining through into the night bag.
Nor me, sometimes I have to kick-start it by running my hand flat over the leg-bag giving a gentle squeeze from top to bottom, but once it's started draining that's it for the night.