Managing Your Urinary Catheter at Home

If you have an indwelling catheter at home which has been placed via an Emergency Department and you are awaiting an appointment with Geelong Urology, please call our friendly nurses to gain more information.

Our helpful nurses will be able to give you tips and tricks to help. Do not struggle at home alone! There are tips and tricks to the leg and night bags which we can convey over the phone.

Helpful tips

  • Drink plenty of fluid to prevent infection and to flush the bladder
  • Always wash hands before and after handling the catheter bag
  • Change the leg bag every 7 days

NOTIFY GEELONG UROLOGY if you experience any of the following:

  • Heavy bleeding – urine looks like pure blood
  • Increased discomfort, severe pain
  • Fever, chills [temperature over 37.5 degrees]
  • Catheter is not draining any urine
  • Cloudy or offensive urine.

Geelong Urology 03 5229 9105 during business hours

Or leave a message on the After-Hours Urology Paging Service 03 9387 1000