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Catheter keeps falling out
My 80 year old mother is in a nursing home since May of this year. She barely walks so they put a catheter in. She had no problems until this past month when there was bleeding and pain. They removed the catheter to let her body parts rest. Since that time they have tried over 7 times to re-catheterize her with minimal success. The catheter continues to come out on its own when she goes to the bathroom for a bowel movement. She is so embarrassed when she wets the bed...she now says she doesn't know when she needs to urinate so she inevitably wets the bed. She is miserable.
My question: Is there some other type of catheter, other than a foley, that would help my mom. I can't believe she is the only one in the world with this problem. Any help would be greatly appreciated. mary
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563773 tn?1374250139
Hi,
I can understand her pain & suffering. I feel that probably the balloon of the catheter is not properly inflated and that results in the catheter being expelled. The balloon needs to be properly inflated and then the catheter won’t come out. The other option which can be entertained is suprapubic aspiration. In this, the urine from the bladder goes into the urine bag through a tube which goes into the urinary across the abdominal wall. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.
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