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Suggest remedies for urine issues while on a catheter

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Posted on Wed, 20 Jul 2016
Question: My grand mother is having issues with urine... She is paralysed and having urine pipe inserted.. And also feeling heavy in stomach.. Please help
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Answered by Dr. Matthew J. Mangat (10 hours later)
Brief Answer:
ICC is the best option in the long term.

Detailed Answer:
Hello XXXX and welcome to HCM.
As an Urologist,i can understand your concern.

Most paralysed people,have a catheter(urine tube),in the bladder,in initial period.
Later,in a month's time,all have a SPC(suprapubic catheter)or switched to ICC.
ICC is intermittent clean catheterisation.
This can be done,by oneself(self-or SICC),or an assistant.

In the long term,this is to reduce recurrence of urinary infections.

Heaviness in the stomach is usually due to,constipation or flatulence(gas).
A suppository and laxative are very useful.

Wising her a speedy recovery.

Dr.Matthew J. Mangat.
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Brief Answer: ICC is the best option in the long term. Detailed Answer: Hello XXXX and welcome to HCM. As an Urologist,i can understand your concern. Most paralysed people,have a catheter(urine tube),in the bladder,in initial period. Later,in a month's time,all have a SPC(suprapubic catheter)or switched to ICC. ICC is intermittent clean catheterisation. This can be done,by oneself(self-or SICC),or an assistant. In the long term,this is to reduce recurrence of urinary infections. Heaviness in the stomach is usually due to,constipation or flatulence(gas). A suppository and laxative are very useful. Wising her a speedy recovery. Dr.Matthew J. Mangat.