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Partner with Parkinsons and arthritis wets bed even with new URSEC leak proof urinal because of back flow. unable to keep urinal level.

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8Mason / Llamalover:
I don't know why "Tom" gave such a poor review if he was describing the same thing my dh is using. He might have used it in a wrong way or a wrong size. In my experience, Coloplast's condom catheters (one my dh uses is called Conveen Optima) is totally leak-proofed. We've used it for 9 months and never have a leak. I still stand behind my claim.
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80Mason: Nova sold on Amazon
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8Mason: See below review of product you mentioned------
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Needs teflon tape on threads to avoid slow leak
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If urine flow too strong, silicon crystals might not work because it takes a while to gel up.
My dh has mobility issue due to PD. Ever since he started using condom catheters, I can have a full night undisturbed sleep. Been using them for almost 9 months, no leakage at all. But like Grandma154 said, it might not work on someone who would get confused at night and try to yank it off. If you consider this option, try contact a company called Coloplast. They have excellent customer service to guide you through the whole process and give you free samples so you can try different condom sizes. Medicare pays for them if you get doctor's prescription. I love them so much and is tempted to have my dh wear them 24 hrs. But PCP advised against it coz of higher risk of infection. So we just use it at night and on long trips.
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Doesn't he have control of his bladder or is he using a urinal due to the difficulty of getting in/out of bed to get to a bathroom or bedside commode? Multiply the frequency of nighttime needs (due to PD) by the bed mobility issues of PD creates a huge problem. There are solutions to PD bed mobility problems if you see that as an alternate fix to urinal leakage- plus save you the strain of helping him move around.
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SMELLEZE Urine Absorber at amazon.
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The crystals are a good idea. Perhaps you can use some ripped up disposable diapers?
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Am wondering whether silica gel crystals would work?
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I know we have something else here but darned if I can find it I know what it is so if someone else can help....There are some crystals you can buy that you put into the urinal and when urine hits them they turn to gel so there is no back flow
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oo, sorry, I see that's already been suggested.
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I've looked again at the Ursec urinal, if the problem is mainly back flow because his stream is too strong I think I would try increasing the size of the opening at the bottom of the cone shaped insert, you've nothing to lose giving it a try.
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The concept of these (condom catheters) but may not be for everyone. My husband has a tendency to ..as I put it..."readjust" himself so due to the manipulation these would not work for him.
80mason108..have you tried incontinence briefs (like Depends) at night with one of the extra guards? That might provide more protection.
For a suggestion to save the mattress..even with a waterproof mattress pad fabric stores sell lengths of "rubberized sheeting" it is like the stuff that is put on a baby crib. Soft flannel type material covering a waterproof material. I purchased lengths about 3 to 4 foot in length so it would go most of the body length and prevent leaking onto the sheets.
the waterproof mattress pads are great but take forever to dry.
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I think we call it a uridom in the UK
but yes they are brilliant and used extensively in care settings over here
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I highly recommend a condom catheter. Easy to use, and almost fail proof. My husband had a stroke 6 years ago, and this solved our night time toileting issue. Only negative is that he occasionally forgets when he doesn't have it on during the daytime.
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if you put this into amazon
Reusable Portable Male Comfort Fit Advantage Urinal System with Spill Proof Collection Bag
you might find the uridom a better option at this point
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I looked up the product you mentioned, it seems it is actually a urinal, not a condom catheter as I first supposed. I think it is time to explore other options for when he needs to go. Is he totally bed bound?
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