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How long can a silicon catheter stay in a woman before change? if it leak...is there something wrong? if it stays for 8 months...and block that nothing comes out and when taken out .....its full of etter and totally blocked is it because the catheter?

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Dr. George Klauber answered

Specializes in Pediatric Urology

I believe that silicone urethral cathers should be replaced no later than every 3 months and sooner if catheter gets blocked. Many urologists will advise changing catheters more frequently. 8 months is certainly too long & am surprised it did.nt lock a lot sooner. We exchange long term indwelling catheters on monthly basis.

Answered Mar 9, 2021

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