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    Today, 10:45 AM
    Probably a good option since it is not a major problem. Don't wait too long to see someone though if it gets worse. Have a good weekend. ckf
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    Today, 10:44 AM
    If you don't get it refilled, than it is not able to do it's job. Talk to your provider and get your questions answered. Sometimes the anticipation...
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    Yesterday, 01:21 PM
    Sudden changes in bladder function can mean other things besides infection, although that is the most common. Anything that irritates the bladder...
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    Yesterday, 01:14 PM
    The literature will tell you that cranberry pills really don't do anything unless the urine is stored in your bladder for 4 hours or more. That...
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    Yesterday, 01:11 PM
    If the Movantik works and you are having trouble affording it, I would contact the pharmaceutical company that makes it. They often have programs...
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    Yesterday, 12:22 AM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread In dwelling Foley catheter in Care
    Some people with SCI use intermittent catheterization during the day and will use an indwelling foley at night for bladder management.Is that what...
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    Yesterday, 12:17 AM
    Have you had urine culture and sensitivities completed with each urinalysis? If you have E Coli as a bacteria in your urine, then the supplement...
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    Yesterday, 12:11 AM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread scoliosis and treatment ? in Care
    Paralytic Curve Scoliosis - When muscles do not work around the spine, the spine itself may be thrown out of balance. Over several years, this can...
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    04-26-2017, 04:24 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Intercourse w sp in Mobile Women
    Regular catheter plugs are sterile when still in the wrapper. Of course if you are reusing the, they are not. (KLD)
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    04-26-2017, 12:21 PM
    There are cleaning instructions in the Care Guidelines that are posted on this site. I would also check with your surgeon and or wound/ostomy nurse...
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    04-26-2017, 12:16 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Gall bladder in Care
    Most people do not have trouble with diarrhea as long as they stay away from fatty foods. That does not mean that you can never eat them, but you...
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    04-26-2017, 12:12 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread In dwelling Foley catheter in Care
    I definitely do not recommend reusing a foley. You are asking for trouble. ckf
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    04-26-2017, 12:11 PM
    Not that I am aware of. You might want to take some Tylenol or Motrin with you just in case, but I do not recall anyone complaining about pain with...
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    04-26-2017, 12:08 PM
    My observation of the wound from the picture is that it is much deeper and filled with non-healthy tissue. In all likelihood, they may need to cut...
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    04-26-2017, 08:03 AM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Intercourse w sp in Mobile Women
    Disconnecting is not encouraged (keeping a closed system is much better for infection prevention) but if you must, then you can simply fold the...
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    04-25-2017, 01:19 PM
    It varies with the agency, but it is common for the agency to bill at 130-150% of what the actual nurse makes per hour. (KLD)
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    04-24-2017, 10:26 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Intercourse w sp in Mobile Women
    Sorry, I have to disagree with my colleague. Once you remove a SP lndwelling catheter, it must be replaced within 2 minutes. If not, the stoma can...
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    04-24-2017, 05:57 PM
    Agree with above from gjnl. I know that constipation does contribute to UTIs as I have had patients who have straightened out their bowel program and...
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    04-24-2017, 04:14 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Intercourse w sp in Mobile Women
    I would make sure your bladder is empty and you could pull the catheter out during intercourse. It also depends on whether bladder spasms are a...
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    04-24-2017, 04:11 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Those with augment & mitro? in Care
    Vinegar is acetic acid and water. You can get diluted acetic acid as a preparation to use as a flush/cleanse. You should never use full strength...
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    04-24-2017, 12:57 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Gall bladder in Care
    Gallbladder issues are exacerbated by fatty food intake. Have you had an abdominal CT scan done to look at your gallbladder? Do you have gall stones?...
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    04-23-2017, 10:24 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Those with augment & mitro? in Care
    If the Botox worked, then it shouldn't cause spasms- just the opposite, it should relax the bladder and no spasms. Seems like it didn't work. We are...
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    04-23-2017, 12:51 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Post surgery AD in Care
    That is too high and you can stroke in that time. The incision pain is causing it. It only lasts that long because you take a pain pill or what? ...
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    04-23-2017, 12:49 PM
    The wound clinic knows what it is doing... the damage is from the bone out. what you are seeing is mot likely the top of it. That is why prevention...
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    04-23-2017, 12:41 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Having stomach/back issues in Care
    Inguinal hernia should show up if they went low enough on CT scan and they usually do pelvic area unless MD specifically indicated abdominal only...
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    04-22-2017, 05:12 PM
    They will not lift you into the aisle chair. You would have to have someone do that who is traveling with you if you can't transfer yourself. Best to...
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