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    jelly like substance clogging catheter EMERGENCY HELP

    I am in the hospital right now because my suprapubic catheter is getting a thick jelly like substance. so far at least 4 oz. that I was able to get out on my own at home. It is extremely thick and sometimes I get some out when I flush but most of the time fluid goes in but I can not suck it out. At least that is the way it was when I was home. My urologist has never seen anything like this before and they are talking about maybe first increasing the suprapubic catheter size or having to take my bladder out which i guess is called a urostomy. I keep on getting dysreflexic every 5 minutes or so. Blood pressure can be anywhere from 170/100 if not more or less for anywhere from 30 seconds to a minute and then goes away. It is a pretty bad episode when I get it. I don't want to have to resort to taking my bladder out. So I suggested to the doctor to do continuous bladder irrigation which he agreed upon. Has anybody else had to deal with this.

    on a side note i also have been flushing with rincidin (something like that) for this sandy sediment that also has been clogging the catheter often enough. it feels very gritty when you feel it.

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    Sounds like mucus? I've had it before.

    What are you drinking? I find carbonated drinks can lead to problems. Also, I've read here before (or I can't remember if my urologist said it), but powder in, powder out. Are you drinking something that involves a powder mix?

    You're on antibiotics? I assume it's a wicked infection.
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    i drink mostly water about 3 quarts if not more. i only on rare occasion i drink soda. OH AND GET THIS.... THERES NO INFECTION OR STONES! I DON'T GET IT... THEY DONT EITHER! THEY DONT KNOW WHAT IT IS.

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    Did they try to get a lab analysis of the stuff? That is what I would do. Does it have any color?
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    Are you talking about a clear looking type slime. If so I get that from time to time and clogs my foley.

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    yes I agree about the above responses, get a culture of the jelly-like substance.

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    My brother had something like this, it ended up that it was from "stones" . We had to go to about 4 different urology specialists and a different medical system to get answers. Turned out that the stones (and wierdly some stones can have a slimey consistency) wasn't being picked up by X-ray, or ultrasound but seen on cystoscopy. Although all the other doc's recommended daily irrigation, I kept pushing to find the cause and not just tackle symptoms. With a thorough cleaning during cystoscopy and removal of stones, both solid and slimey, (that the University docs swore weren't there) and an antibiotic for 14 days he hasn't had a problem with his SP clogging with the slime since. Best of luck

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    they didnt get a sample of course. i shouldnt have to tell them how to do there job but i guess i have to. there are some people that are good at their job others not so much.

    i got a cat scan and no stones showed up also i have no infection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by superfly611 View Post
    they didnt get a sample of course. i shouldnt have to tell them how to do there job but i guess i have to. there are some people that are good at their job others not so much.

    i got a cat scan and no stones showed up also i have no infection.
    Me and lilsister descriped it more as a slime substance then jelly. Now is yours more like slime clear liquid or jelly?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lilsister View Post
    My brother had something like this, it ended up that it was from "stones" . We had to go to about 4 different urology specialists and a different medical system to get answers. Turned out that the stones (and wierdly some stones can have a slimey consistency) wasn't being picked up by X-ray, or ultrasound but seen on cystoscopy. Although all the other doc's recommended daily irrigation, I kept pushing to find the cause and not just tackle symptoms. With a thorough cleaning during cystoscopy and removal of stones, both solid and slimey, (that the University docs swore weren't there) and an antibiotic for 14 days he hasn't had a problem with his SP clogging with the slime since. Best of luck
    That is interesting. Sounds like the same stuff I get. But mine's leaves and goes away. I'll have it one week then it goes away for three weeks.

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