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Questions to Ask about Catheter and Urine Bag

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questions to ask about self catheter and urine bagI'm scheduled for pelvic floor surgery and have been told I'll be sent home with a urine bag. What questions should I ask the doctor to help me understand what is happening to me?


Taking a list of questions to ask your doctor is a great idea. Here are a few you might consider asking. Add your own to the list as you think of them.


  • How much water can I drink? Should I drink extra water?

  • How often should I empty the urine bag?

  • Do I need to wear gloves?

  • Can I exercise with this urine bag?

  • What if I see blood in my urine? Is that normal?

  • What if the catheter comes out?

  • What are the signs of a urine infection?

  • Will the bag and tube irritate the skin or tissue?

  • How so I bathe?

  • How do I empty the urine bag in public restroom?

  • Is there anything special I need to do to care for my urine bag?

  • How long will I need to wear this urine bag?



This content was written by a member of HysterSisters.com as a non-medical professional based on discussions, resources and input from other patients for the purpose of patient-to-patient support.

06-13-2011 - 09:43 PM


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