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removing foley catheter by myself

9 months 2 weeks ago #54821 by jatonyctofla
Simply check out Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) online.

They have step by step video how to properly removed foley.

Just used latex free gloves when you do it.

I have follow up biopsies at MSKCC every 4-5 months since July 2015.

After discharged post biopsy, I go to my hotel room from hospital to recover with foley in placed for 24 hours, then self removed it while looking at the video.

Good luck.

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9 months 3 weeks ago #54801 by jones
Hi, I saw your post and wanted to ask you about your experience with finding that had a bladder tumor. I recently had a cystoscopy and they found one small tumor I'm going in for a TUBR in one month. I am stressed out and feel that I need the surgery done immediately. Am I real overreacting related to your experience?

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10 months 1 week ago #54681 by sesquialtera
With a long history of serious stone problems and resulting procedures, I have removed catheters, as well as a stent, myself. It is very easy, and not painful at all, though it does feel a bit weird coming out. I stand in the bathtub to do it. When you cut the tube to empty the balloon, be sure that the tube is pointed toward the wall, bottom of the tub, or shower curtain, as the water can squirt all over the place. You could also use a towel to catch it. Be prepared for a feeling of relief from having the thing gone. Also, I have never suffered from any discomfort during urination immediately following removal, as I had feared, but it does seem that I have to urinate several times in pretty quick succession when it is out.

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11 months 6 days ago #54565 by cltyxx
Hi LM,

It is relatively easy to remove it yourself.

As a male patient, I prefer standing close to a toilet so to empty liquid easily if any.
Then use a scissor to cut the short tube, this would deflate the ballon.
After a minute or two, you can slowly pull the catheter out and dump it, :)

Good luck!

Cltyxx

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11 months 6 days ago #54564 by LM
since I had turbt surgery at hospital that is 250 miles from home, they said that I could take foley catheter out by myself. One nurse told me to sit in bed to do this another said stand in shower. Has any pne done this? how difficult iz it to remove

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