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Elderly patient has blocked bladder. Catheter not helping. What options are there to drain urine, what to do?

Suprapubic catheter. Check out http://www.webmd.com/cancer/bladder-cancer/tc/suprapubic-catheter-care-topic-overview for info on suprapubic catheter that can be used to drain bladder when urethra is obstructed. Discuss goals of care w/patient assuming has decision making capacity. If demented, may try to pull out catheter. What's underlying diagnosis & health/condition. Perhaps palliative care & hospice is appropriate. Read more...