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If a person has an indwelling catheter in place long term because of incontinence, is irrigation indicated and if so, with what?

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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
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In brief: Not necessary

Irrigations are indicated only if you are treating a condition of the bladder like yeast in the bladder with anti fungal medications.
Even though indwelling permanent catheters are a risk for infection is not common practice to irrigate.

In brief: Not necessary

Irrigations are indicated only if you are treating a condition of the bladder like yeast in the bladder with anti fungal medications.
Even though indwelling permanent catheters are a risk for infection is not common practice to irrigate.
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
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Dr. Mitchell Schuster
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Urogynecology

In brief: No

In dwelling catheters should not be flushed routinely.
The thought is the flushing disturbs the lining of the bladder and makes you more likely to get an infection.

In brief: No

In dwelling catheters should not be flushed routinely.
The thought is the flushing disturbs the lining of the bladder and makes you more likely to get an infection.
Dr. Mitchell Schuster
Dr. Mitchell Schuster
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