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    Quote Originally Posted by Prerun View Post
    I went from a 24fr directly to an 18fr without any issues.
    This is great news! But has anyone gone from 26Fr to the 18Fr Duette?

    One other concern is how much space the 2 balloons take up in the bladder. I use a 5cc balloon but I only use 3cc. I am concerned about AD with the amount of space the 2 balloons take up. I'm not sure my peanut sized bladder will be happy.
    Anyone have an issue with this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mac85 View Post
    what kind of problems, i had AD and blood clots with my silicone catheter, sometimes eyelets got clogged and leaking through penis...
    I leaked around the stoma. That was my main problem. No AD unless the urine wasn't coming out somewhere. It didn't happen often. I think the eyelets getting clogged is the main reason for the leaking.

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    As to catheter sizes, how many sizes larger than 22fr are there?
    That duette might be the answer for me if they made larger sizes, but I don't think my stoma will close up enough for an 18.
    In the past year, my catheter and still inflated balloon has popped out 5 times, and that was with 5cc and 10cc inflation. (So far 20ccs has kept it in.)
    On days when it did pop out, it was out for more than an hour twice, so that tale of quick healing stomas aren't true... with me anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mac85 View Post
    I've had 3 uros that were bad until I found Dr Mark Brandt he is located in Niles, http://health.usnews.com/doctors/mark-brandt-380474
    he is really good and listens, his nurses are professional as well.
    Thanks for the tip! Niles is a good hike, but so are most of my specialists. I'm out near Rockford.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NWC4 View Post
    This is great news! But has anyone gone from 26Fr to the 18Fr Duette?

    One other concern is how much space the 2 balloons take up in the bladder. I use a 5cc balloon but I only use 3cc. I am concerned about AD with the amount of space the 2 balloons take up. I'm not sure my peanut sized bladder will be happy.
    Anyone have an issue with this?
    I'm concerned about the space issue too with 2 balloons. I usually only have my foley inflated 3-5cc total, and my husband only was able to remove 1cc from my cath last week. We were amazed that it didn't pop out on its own sooner.

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    These charts are from this website: http://www.vitalitymedical.com/guide...d-sizing-guide

    Vitality Medical -

    Urinary Supplies Comparison And Catheter Sizing Guide

    All the best,
    GJ

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    Thanks to everyone who responded!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gjnl View Post
    These charts are from this website: http://www.vitalitymedical.com/guide...d-sizing-guide

    Vitality Medical -

    Urinary Supplies Comparison And Catheter Sizing Guide

    All the best,
    GJ

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    Thanks GL! Very interesting.

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    I've had one in for several days. I've noticed a lot less bladder spasms and I'm much less spastic than usual. Usually I'm IC'd as I dislike having to use a collection bag and know it's healthier for your bladder but given how comfortable I am I reluctant to have the Duette taken out. Definitely a welcome change!

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    I started using them this week. I no longer have blood in my urine and my output of urine is twice the amount compared to using a regular foleys. I'm hoping that this will have an effect on my edema problems. I also have less spasms and pain.

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