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Need advice on inserting foley catheter for ileostomy


wnorm
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I was told to apply a foley catheter for a semi-blockage of an ileostomy. I had my 4th revision in Feb.2022. I will have my 5th shortly. In the meantime, I have to use a foley.I will probably use the

Dover - Covidien - 8887605163 - Silicone Foley Catheter, 5cc, Balloon, 2-Way, 16FR.

Which suture kit do I need? Do I suture the end of the stoma and loop the thread around the catheter? I would appreciate any advice.

 

 

 


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VeganOstomy
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I think that type of advice is beyond the scope of this forum, although, I'm surprised that you were not given any guidance. When a foley catheter was used to relieve my blockage (by a doctor in the hospital), no sutures were needed, and I'm not even sure why they would be if the catheter is being used to relieve a semi-blockage. 

Do you have a stoma nurse at the hospital you were discharged from that you can seek some instructions from? That might be the safest bet. 

 

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wnorm
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@veganostomy Thank-you for your reply. I appreciate it. The stoma nurse finally responded to my email. She said I don't need sutures. You were correct. However, in the past, the doctor usually sutured in the foley when I was in the hospital. 


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VeganOstomy
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@wnorm I'm glad that got sorted out! 

Thanks for the update 👌

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~ Crohn's Disease ¦ Ileostomy ~


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