How to stop UTI's when using catheters

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by Guest Posts on Wed Jun 28, 2017 5:38 pm

How to stop UTI's when using catheters

A question from Shane who asked a question for our twitter chat:
I have a Suprapubic Catheter in & always getting UTI's - Is there something I can do or take to make these things go away? I drink heaps of water daily.
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by Mr Sachin Malde on Fri Jun 30, 2017 8:32 pm

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Hi

Unfortunately urinary infections are very common with a catheter as the foreign body in your bladder gets covered by bacteria within a few days. The first step is to see your doctor to make sure there is no other cause for your infections, and this may involve a scan of your kidneys and bladder, and a telescopic inspection of your bladder (cystoscopy). If this is all clear, then you're doing the right thing by maintaining a good fluid intake. Making sure your catheter is changed regularly (every 6-8 weeks) may also help, and bladder washouts once a week may reduce the build up of mucous and reduce your infections.

Hope this helps!
Mr Sachin Malde
Consultant Urological Surgeon - BSc(Hons) MBBS MSc(Urol), FRCS(Urol)
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