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    Cool suprapubic stoma site pain

    I have a constant pain at my suprapubic stoma stoma site. There's no leaking and I have no other UTI type symptons. What is the average catheter size for a suprapubic catheter? I have a 22. Could the pain be a UTI or bladder infection?

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    Does it look irritated in anyway around the stoma? urine look ok?
    size varies- 22 is pretty average. How large is the baloon? you might try turning the tube. Sometimes it will get stuck or be irritating a particular spot. Time for a replacement?
    CWO

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    Cool site pain

    Quote Originally Posted by SCI-Nurse
    Does it look irritated in anyway around the stoma? urine look ok?
    size varies- 22 is pretty average. How large is the baloon? you might try turning the tube. Sometimes it will get stuck or be irritating a particular spot. Time for a replacement?
    CWO
    It doesn't look irratated and my urine looks fine. Clear and good output. I have a size 22 now but started 3 months ago with a 18. It due for change 1/5. They want to increase the size to 24 but I don't know about that now.

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    Jimi........i have the same problem. when cleaning of the sp stoma area every night i feel very sensitive and sometimes AD symptoms (sweating mostly). it is just really uncomfortable. my sp tube is a 24fr and is changed every 2 weeks. i have used a presceription cream called micalog cream which helps, but i heard you shouldn't use it long term.....
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    The 24 would be a smaller diameter, if you are not leaking around the catheter this might be less irritating for you.

    CWO

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