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My fiance is a quad and can urinate on his own, but can't empty his bladder. Is it safe for us to try the condom catheter at night?
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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes and no
It is safe but will be ineffective.
The condom catheter is only effective for those unable to control their urine. He can't empty his bladder so he needs a catheter in his bladder past the sphincter. A foley, straight, or supra pubic catheter is best in this case.

In brief: Yes and no
It is safe but will be ineffective.
The condom catheter is only effective for those unable to control their urine. He can't empty his bladder so he needs a catheter in his bladder past the sphincter. A foley, straight, or supra pubic catheter is best in this case.
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Dr. Ankush Bansal
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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
2 doctors agree
In brief: CIC better
Clean intermittent self catheterization if possible or by partner might achieve urinary control possible with addition of anticholingeric medication (eg oxybutinin er or Detrol (tolterodine) la is a better choice.
Might be a candidate for an appendicovesicostomy to facilitate catheterization. Codom catheter in presence of retained urine is risky. ? Fiance have a neurourologist.

In brief: CIC better
Clean intermittent self catheterization if possible or by partner might achieve urinary control possible with addition of anticholingeric medication (eg oxybutinin er or Detrol (tolterodine) la is a better choice.
Might be a candidate for an appendicovesicostomy to facilitate catheterization. Codom catheter in presence of retained urine is risky. ? Fiance have a neurourologist.
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
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