My foley is now 66 days in... male... Hospital here keeps telling me see your urologist..No urologist... How do I change this foley... My flanks hurt,hips burn and pain in my groin and testicles... And severe stomach aches... What can I do... And sick to jy stomach... Please any advice will hope will help...
Who orders the foley for you? Do you mean you have no urologist or there isn't a urologist in the area? Darn if you were near me I'd come change it for you. I would go to the er with your other complaints, because you most likely have a major infection going on, and they will have to change it. They cannot ethically not see you if you're sick. I never heard of such behavior by a hospital. It takes all of 10 minutes to take one out and pop another one in, what kind of weird place is it. Then whomever is ordering the foley for you had better set up some care for you. You are being woefully neglected.
I would go to the hospital & tell them how many days it been since it was put it. I know that frequently changing of the Foley cause a very serious UTI / Urinary Track Infection. But if you constantly need to have one in you. Then yes, you would need a urologist. They urologist might recommend a super pubic cathader. If it doesn't come out you stand a very good chance of infection. But under no circumstances should you try to remove it yourself. A lot of things could go bad. Fore example, you could start bleeding internally. My advice, go to a urologist. Best of Luck my friend. By the way, if that has been in for 66 days already, it should have been removed or changed a while ago.
I am so sorry for your situation! You need to see a doctor! If you ask for the Foley to be removed, they can not legally refuse you! If you have a good friend I would suggest you get a hold of that friend and have that friend remove you from wherever you are and take you to an ER! Then I would report this place for abuse! Then get a lawyer that will work Pro Bono! These people are violating your rights as a patient. No Foley should ever be left in for as long as yours, not with out having it removed to be cleaned! If you can use a computer to post on this site... you should be looking up an abuse site to report this place to or even call yourself an ambulance or the police! This is abuse, plain and simple and needs to be reported! Now!
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