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    Leg bag discretion

    I am a cervical 4-5 quadriplegic since 1993. I am new at using a indwelling Foley catheter with a leg bag.
    Does anyone have any tips they can share with me about making the tubing from the catheter to the leg bag as discrete as possible.
    Women's pants are more fitted, especially with the popularity of leggings. I try to think that I am not vain, but?.
    Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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    When I have to use a leg bag, I used to have it on my claf and the tube on the exterior side of the leg.

    ps: IDK why I can't upload images, but pls check this link: http://www.exmed.net/images/Product/...-LBEDBUVWP.jpg

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    You could consider using a belly bag instead:

    http://www.allegromedical.com/cathet...9989x199841549

    (KLD)

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    Personally I have never been tempted to wear the tighter pants as they would make dressing a whole lot harder for me. I can get looser pants on and off a whole lot easier. A simple rectangular bag cover could easily be made for use under shorts to keep the end of the bag covered. Had a friend that would take a small towel and just fold that around her bag under her shorts. I had trouble emptying the belly bag the time I tried it. I remember looking at the wet toilet and thinking now I know why guys pee all over the toilet. Another option might be to get a button hole placed in your pants near the inseam and route the tubing through that to the catheter and then use a tubing and bag cover with the bag hanging behind your legs under the chair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCI-Nurse View Post
    You could consider using a belly bag instead:

    http://www.allegromedical.com/cathet...9989x199841549

    (KLD)
    Thank you for providing me the link. But, to be perfectly honest I'm a little confused by it. I was always told that your collection bag should be lower. Could you enlighten me on this set up a little more. Thank you.

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    Yes, the usual guidelines call for positioning the drainage bag below the bladder and tubing, but this bag has been around for sometime, and appears to be safe (FDA approved). Not everyone likes them, but I would encourage you to get one and try it out to see if it works for you or not.

    (KLD)

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCI-Nurse View Post
    Yes, the usual guidelines call for positioning the drainage bag below the bladder and tubing, but this bag has been around for sometime, and appears to be safe (FDA approved). Not everyone likes them, but I would encourage you to get one and try it out to see if it works for you or not.

    (KLD)
    I was looking at the website again, and wondered if using a vented leg bag at your waist could be almost the same (minus the 1000 mL). Any thoughts?

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    You would have to find a way to secure it that did not cause skin problems, or kink the in-flow tubing.

    (KLD)

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    I hate them but.. I use a bedside bag 2000 cc all the time even going out I hate but... its just me alone I hook it to cushion cover shove unde chair and pretend

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    Quote Originally Posted by quad.michael View Post
    When I have to use a leg bag, I used to have it on my claf and the tube on the exterior side of the leg.

    ps: IDK why I can't upload images, but pls check this link: http://www.exmed.net/images/Product/...-LBEDBUVWP.jpg
    Could you use something like this but put it on the inside of your leg and run the tubing along the in-seam?


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