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Mom never had problems with UTI's when she was younger. Once she became incontinent, though, she began getting them about every 3 months. The doctors always want a urine sample from her, but we can no longer get a urine sample from her. Without the sample, we cannot get a Dr. to prescribe an antibiotic.

If you need to do this in your home, then get a hat. It fits on the toilet and hopefully you can get Mom at a good time, she sits and goes. There is a spout so u can pour it right in the container provided. Otherwise, it is a catheter.
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If they need a clean sample they usually do a cath to get it. If they can use a less clean sample they can attach a catch bag under her diaper and remove it after she urinates. I've seen both. The doctor will usually choose the simplest and least traumatic means to get what is needed.
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If she’s in a NH they can do a “straight cath” to extract it. Mom had it done a few times at her NH if she was too weak for the aids to help her to sit on the toilet safely. If she’s home and you can get her to the doctor they should be able to do that in their office as well.
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They can catheterize her to get a sample.
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