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    Non-cath female urinary management

    My non-SCI paralysis and aging issues have progressed to the point that transferring to the toilet is possible but difficult, let alone getting my slacks down before the transfer.

    This site has been very helpful to me even though most of the suggestions deal with women who cath. The idea of having an opening in one's pants is great as then I could transfer to toilet with pants on, then open or pull fabric aside to urinate.
    I had been looking into devices to let me urinate in my chair, using a fracture pan or a small collection device with a hose to a toilet or other receptacle. However I'm concerned about the major maneuvering to get such items in place while seated. This method, however, would help when visiting family where I can't use their toilets.

    The modification of slacks/jeans sounds the most do-able for me when home. I'm thinking of making the opening a few inches to the side of the crotch seam instead of the seam, and then after transferring to the toilet just pull the fabric aside to urinate. (No underwear needed). With the opening far enough from the crotch seam it seems the fabric could be pulled closed without using Velcro. The idea of Velcro on my bottom does not sound safe or comfortable for skin as I have sensation.

    Just wondering if there are any new or different suggestions on this issue. I'm looking forward to resolving this problem and drinking as much water as doctor recommends!

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    Have you considered wearing a skirt instead of slacks? This would make it much easier to use a female urinal. Here are a couple of examples.

    I have never seen this one before, but it is on Amazon:

    Also this on on Amazon:
    and this:

    This one appears to only be available in the UK:

    Then there is the option of using a female urinary funnel, and adding a drainage bag or soda bottle to it. These are actually designed for AB women to use when standing to pee. Many versions of this on the market (including eBay and Amazon):

    The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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    Thanks very much for the suggestions SCI Nurse! I really appreciate it.

    I have now ordered several to try them. The issue of wearing skirts is under consideration, though not a preference, but maybe a necessity.
    That one from the UK looks like flexible material and I'd love to try that one - could not find it at that website, although it had some good suggestions for urinary management.
    Last edited by triumph; 01-08-2018 at 10:06 AM.

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