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removing your own catheter...any experience with this...?

yankeefan
Posts: 69
Joined: Mar 2013

my surgeon says i'm goingto remove my own catheter after 10 days....never done that before...any comments on how that works...??

Trew
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Really?????!! wow.  Never heard of that before.

 

Get a nurse to do it for you.

 

 

jwoodie
Posts: 21
Joined: Feb 2013

It's easy:  Just cut the "y" to let the baloon deflate, then pull it out.  The only problem is that if you still can't pee after 4 hours you may have to go to the ER for another catheter. 

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ralph.townsend1
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It will feel good to get it out. Don't forget your pads!!!!!!!!!

yankeefan
Posts: 69
Joined: Mar 2013

thanks..i hope it's that easy....i fear the catheter will be the worse part of this whole deal...at least as far as the immediate surgery is concerned.

 

re the not being able to pee....i assume that issue could arise regardless of who removed the catheter.....

 

 

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ralph.townsend1
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Nope!!!!! the removal is not the worse!!!!

yankeefan
Posts: 69
Joined: Mar 2013

i didn't mean the removal...that will be one big relief...what i meant was the 10 days with it in before the removal.....

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ralph.townsend1
Posts: 353
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Drain the Bag out, that is the worst.

God Bless!!

nowrest
Posts: 51
Joined: May 2011

I have a foley catheter which I change every week.  Removing it is easy, just cut the why to deflate the baloon and pull out.  Clean the area first.

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