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PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2016 5:45 am 
When I started out I was using a 5cc balloon and found it to be uncomfortable. There were a lot of spasms and leakage so I went up to a 30cc balloon. This seemed to solve a lot of problems. What size works best for you? :?:


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2016 8:02 am 
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The catheter I use has a 10cc and a 5cc.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2016 1:52 pm 
Do you use the duette (sp) style catheters?


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2016 2:27 pm 
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Mine is 10ml. I've never tried any different.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2016 12:51 pm 
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I'm the exact opposite. If I have much of anything in my bladder then it will spasm out. A 30cc balloon is right at that point its detected too, so I typically only use 5 or 10cc balloons.

Edit, I've had 30cc balloons inserted during a surgery. After getting home I just deflate it some and all is well as they still work just as good if not fully inflated.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2016 10:26 pm 
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Yes I use the Duette, It was recommended by my Urologist.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2016 6:18 pm 
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I hear they're way comfortable. Do you need a prescription for them, I can't seem to find them?


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2016 10:35 pm 
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Yes I have a prescription them, I cant comment on comfort because I have very little feeling in that area, but one thing I can say I have hadn't any issue with plugging up or infection. When I was scoped there wasn't any irritation do to the catheter. When I used a standard Foley I had some irritation, the Duette has worked very well for me and Im not going to change back.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2016 9:45 am 
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Amazon and ebay.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2017 5:29 am 
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I can only ever stand 5cc in mine. The problem with that is that when I have it changed at eight weeks there is only ever about 2 left in it. This does concern me a bit I would hate it to come out.


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