How long can you keep an indwelling foley catheter

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How long can you keep an indwelling foley catheter

Postby gabelle » Mon Feb 21, 2011 8:50 am

How long, anybody had a catheter for over 6 months...surley somebody has some experience with a foley
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Postby Algis » Mon Feb 21, 2011 9:26 pm

I have got that for over 18 months. The first one was throughout natural ways; then after 4 months the urologist suggested that I had a hole in the bladder, so we did.

Finally; my urination retention solve by itself and I am now "catheter-free" although I can't control - Incontinence.

Problem was solved - I believe - After I start taking LDN.

Hope this help :)
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Postby whyRwehere » Tue Feb 22, 2011 12:48 pm

My husband had a foley in for over 2 months (he could not urinate at all). It was horrible, because he had a constant infection. Now he self-caths, but if he doesn't continue with a mix of antibiotics, he gets an infection and then he can't walk. That is a problem, because the doctor doesn't want him to continue with abx. We have tried D-Mannose and cranberry, to keep the UTIs at bay, but in the end they couldn't keep up. Don't know what we can do in the future.
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