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That have to have a -term catheter - especially a Foley

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Customer: For patients that have to have a long-term catheter - especially a Foley catheter that is not replaced on an intermittent basis - is there increased risk of infection due to the small amount of urine that stays in the bladder below the drainage tip of the catheter ?
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Urology
Expert:  Dr. Y. replied 1 year ago.

No. There is not an increased risk of infection due to the very small amount of urine that can remain behind below the outlet of the catheter. The amount of urine that can remain is so small that it does not pose a risk. There is no such a device in regards ***** ***** you are looking for because one does not exist because there is no need for one. Hope this helps.