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My husband has a catheter fitted at the moment. He gets a

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My husband has a catheter fitted at the moment. He gets a blockage from time to time and is convinced that crumbs from food such as biscuits etc. are the culprits.Can this be true?
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  TheGermDoctor replied 10 months ago.

Are you referring to a Foley- urinary catheter?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
it is a Foley-urinary catheter
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I"m still waiting for an answer.
Expert:  TheGermDoctor replied 10 months ago.

Food, or crumbs would have absolutely nothing to do with sediment in a Foley.

The sediment is protein deposits in his urine that become solid in the tubing or bag

His diet would not impact this- urine when it is initially filtered in kidneys is obviously liquid, and eating crumbs etc would not impact this.

Many people with chronic Foleys do have sediment. Most of the time it needs changes of the catheter more frequently. On rare occasion we advise flushing the catheter - but this is not idea either as manipulating and flushing can lead to UTIs.

But you were right it is nothing to do with what he ate.

Good luck and please rate the reply

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