Your doctor or health care professional may ask you to remove your Foley Catheter, please note that if you have any difficulty removing it, you will need to see your health care professional for assistance.
Here are the instructions to remove your Foley Catheter by yourself:
• Empty the urine bag
• Wash your hands immediately and make sure they are dry
• Have your syringe, wastebasket, and towel ready
• Look for the balloon port on the catheter, the syringe will fit snugly into the port by a push and then a little twist.
• Wait for the water from the balloon to empty into the syringe
• Once you see the balloon has emptied you can gently tug on the catheter to remove it
• Place the used catheter in the wastebasket and throw it away. Also throw away the syringe.
• Wipe up any spills with the towel and then wash your hands once again.
Caution: You must call your doctor or health care professional if you are uncomfortable about removing your own catheter or:
• You have any questions or concerns
• The catheter did not come out with a gentle pull
• You are experiencing a fever of 100.4 F (or higher) since the removal of your catheter
• You don't feel that your bladder is emptying
• You have not urinated within the first eight hours of the removal of your catheter
• You are experiencing a burning feeling when urinating that has lasted for at least 24 hours
• You are bloated and your abdomen is painful
• You are experiencing heavy bleeding (light bleeding is normal within the first 24 hours)
Don't hesitate to inform your health care professional about the above symptoms. You want to avoid any complications or problems.
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