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Posted 17 October 2007 - 08:24 PM

I was using silicone
And I just recently changed to something else because they were kind of cheaper yet they are still coated with silicone my problem is ever since I have been using these

I have been getting lots of sediment as long as I drink fluids as soon as I wake up
I can usually start pushing them out with the fluids
Does anyone know why
I have also been noticing because it happened once before kind of but it looks like the beginning of crystals as if bladder stones were building it's somewhat like flakes

I have been wanting a super for a whilst so as soon as I get to see my doctor I will definitely cheque
because I don't want it to be in the way if anything ever happens "you know "
sometimes I irrigate but does anyone know of any other home remedies that would help better with the cleaning up the bladder
I drink cranberry pills and plenty of water
But I just haven't been able to figure out what's causing this
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#2 ryan08/06/88

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Posted 30 October 2007 - 07:03 PM

I have the same problem...I drink lots of water but no matter what there is some extent of sediment...the only time it went was when I had a cystoscopy and bladder wash out then a week later it was back...

I'm looking to go onto sic's if I can...I'm 2 years post injury now but was lazy in my early days and all Iwanted to do was get drunk with my friends (I was 17 at the time of my accident :P)

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Posted 02 November 2007 - 12:11 AM

It's just sediment. We all have it.
I figure we had it before as AB'd.
Just no way to see it.
It will form stones & stop up the catheter.
Then you'll go into Autonomic Dysreflexia.
So drink at least 2-3 liters of water a day.
Even more important keep drinking at all times,
to keep the crystals from sticking to the inside of the catheter.

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Posted 03 November 2007 - 11:30 PM

if your blocking al the time use a Mentor open tip folysil catheter i use these all the time u still get alot of rubbish comming out of you catheter but all the crap comes out because its open at the top get in touch with coloplast they will send you some free samples coloplast supply the open tips menotor catheters you shouldnet block with theses if you want i will send you a sample i use 12ch so if you want one let me know

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Posted 15 November 2007 - 07:34 AM

I was using silicone
And I just recently changed to something else because they were kind of cheaper yet they are still coated with silicone my problem is ever since I have been using these

I have been getting lots of sediment as long as I drink fluids as soon as I wake up
I can usually start pushing them out with the fluids
Does anyone know why
I have also been noticing because it happened once before kind of but it looks like the beginning of crystals as if bladder stones were building it's somewhat like flakes

I have been wanting a super for a whilst so as soon as I get to see my doctor I will definitely cheque
because I don't want it to be in the way if anything ever happens "you know "
sometimes I irrigate but does anyone know of any other home remedies that would help better with the cleaning up the bladder
I drink cranberry pills and plenty of water
But I just haven't been able to figure out what's causing this

Hi I'm Richie and switched to a supa pubic cath 2 years ago and have had 2 UTIs since. Its a breeze to manage. Its easy to have sex with and you don't have accidents. Look me up if you want more info. I take a medication called mandelamine for bladder clensing and flushing. Ask your doctor about it.

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Posted 21 November 2007 - 03:51 AM

I have used catheters for a very long time and only occasionally get sediment discharge. For some of the newer people, sediment is often seen exiting the catheter near the end of the draining of the bladder. Sediment may be confused as a bladder infection to some as the urine will look cloudy if mixed with the urine in general. In a normal bladder you should have clear urine draining through the catheter until near the end when the bladder is almost empty. At that point the bladder is sucking the bottom of the barrel so to speak and that is when the sediment which sinks to the bottom gets sucked up. When cathing, just watch for a long stream of clear urine followed by a short shot of sediment near the end.

If you are noticing that your urine is cloudy during the whole discharge then there is a disticnt possibility that you have a bladder infection or a UTI (Urinary Tract Infection) as it is called. UTI's are often, but not always associated with a strong smell to the urine.

Don't worry about urinary sediment it is normal. Do worry about a UTI. While not life threatining, they will normally make you feel lousy and can cause problems if left unattended for long periods of time.
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Posted 05 March 2008 - 09:08 AM

I have used catheters for a very long time and only occasionally get sediment discharge. For some of the newer people, sediment is often seen exiting the catheter near the end of the draining of the bladder. Sediment may be confused as a bladder infection to some as the urine will look cloudy if mixed with the urine in general. In a normal bladder you should have clear urine draining through the catheter until near the end when the bladder is almost empty. At that point the bladder is sucking the bottom of the barrel so to speak and that is when the sediment which sinks to the bottom gets sucked up. When cathing, just watch for a long stream of clear urine followed by a short shot of sediment near the end.

If you are noticing that your urine is cloudy during the whole discharge then there is a disticnt possibility that you have a bladder infection or a UTI (Urinary Tract Infection) as it is called. UTI's are often, but not always associated with a strong smell to the urine.

Don't worry about urinary sediment it is normal. Do worry about a UTI. While not life threatining, they will normally make you feel lousy and can cause problems if left unattended for long periods of time.



I use the Kendall Curity caths in the 12F size. I dont drink enough water, too much coffee and gaterade. My urine is usually on the yellow/orange side. Especially for my first cath. I really like the Curity caths because they are clear. I can see exactly what is coming out of my bladder. Sometimes I get a bit of "snot", sometimes a bit of "chalky" looking stuff but thats about it. My dr. told me the "chalky" stuff is calcium and not to worry unless the pieces start to get bigger.

I get like 2 UTI's a year and it sucks. One time my right testicle swelled up to about the size of an orange overnight!! I was sweating and cold, dizzy, shaking and oh hell it just sucked!

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Posted 04 April 2009 - 11:56 PM

I have used catheters for a very long time and only occasionally get sediment discharge. For some of the newer people, sediment is often seen exiting the catheter near the end of the draining of the bladder. Sediment may be confused as a bladder infection to some as the urine will look cloudy if mixed with the urine in general. In a normal bladder you should have clear urine draining through the catheter until near the end when the bladder is almost empty. At that point the bladder is sucking the bottom of the barrel so to speak and that is when the sediment which sinks to the bottom gets sucked up. When cathing, just watch for a long stream of clear urine followed by a short shot of sediment near the end.

If you are noticing that your urine is cloudy during the whole discharge then there is a disticnt possibility that you have a bladder infection or a UTI (Urinary Tract Infection) as it is called. UTI's are often, but not always associated with a strong smell to the urine.

Don't worry about urinary sediment it is normal. Do worry about a UTI. While not life threatining, they will normally make you feel lousy and can cause problems if left unattended for long periods of time.



I use the Kendall Curity caths in the 12F size. I dont drink enough water, too much coffee and gaterade. My urine is usually on the yellow/orange side. Especially for my first cath. I really like the Curity caths because they are clear. I can see exactly what is coming out of my bladder. Sometimes I get a bit of "snot", sometimes a bit of "chalky" looking stuff but thats about it. My dr. told me the "chalky" stuff is calcium and not to worry unless the pieces start to get bigger.

I get like 2 UTI's a year and it sucks. One time my right testicle swelled up to about the size of an orange overnight!! I was sweating and cold, dizzy, shaking and oh hell it just sucked!


Size of an orange? That must have had you scared as hell. I have never had anything like that luckily. Quite a few people I know have been hospitalised for 3-4 days while they pump them through with antibiotics to clear them up. Usually the biggest problem is that in some cases the UTI does not feel "that" bad so they just leave it and hope it will clear up instead of acting on it right away. In those cases it is possible for the bug to get into the kidneys and then you have some real trouble and potentially life long damage. Everyone is different, but for some reason 3-4000 units of Vitamin D and 3000 untis of vitamin C tend to keep UTI's aways for me. MY specialist claims that should have no affect on UTI's, however before I started taking that amount of those vitamins I got a UTI every 2 months. Since then I have not had one in a year. It's possible I was enemic or something and the extra vitamins brought me back up, but I dont think so. For now, I'm sticking to those vitamins. I never found that anything cranberry:pills, powders, juice etc worked. Neither did Demannose powder which is supposed to work for fecal based UTI's.
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Posted 07 October 2009 - 03:43 AM

I was using silicone
And I just recently changed to something else because they were kind of cheaper yet they are still coated with silicone my problem is ever since I have been using these

I have been getting lots of sediment as long as I drink fluids as soon as I wake up
I can usually start pushing them out with the fluids
Does anyone know why
I have also been noticing because it happened once before kind of but it looks like the beginning of crystals as if bladder stones were building it's somewhat like flakes

I have been wanting a super for a whilst so as soon as I get to see my doctor I will definitely cheque
because I don't want it to be in the way if anything ever happens "you know "
sometimes I irrigate but does anyone know of any other home remedies that would help better with the cleaning up the bladder
I drink cranberry pills and plenty of water
But I just haven't been able to figure out what's causing this

Hi There, I work as a Clinical Nurse Consultant Urology in the community, can I suggest a few things.
If you have a SPC, you can go up a size or two,or use a SPC catheter.
Usually the sediment can be caused by a Bacteria called Proteus Miribilis, 2 courses of an antibiotic called Augmentin Forte will fix it
Also a Urinary antiseptic called Hiprex taken daily will do the job.
A Diuretic (Frusomide) taken at night will also shift it.
The best cure of all ,which I recommend to all my guys is a tin of beer at night, keeps IDCs flowing well.
Hope this helps
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Posted 07 October 2009 - 12:48 PM

A beer a day keeps the UTI away!!

Best advice I'd actually follow in awhile.
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Posted 07 October 2009 - 04:01 PM

A lot of beer a day just washes the bladder lining and produces a extradose of sediment.
It's not aexcuse to binge

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Posted 04 March 2011 - 05:50 PM

I have used catheters for a very long time and only occasionally get sediment discharge. For some of the newer people, sediment is often seen exiting the catheter near the end of the draining of the bladder. Sediment may be confused as a bladder infection to some as the urine will look cloudy if mixed with the urine in general. In a normal bladder you should have clear urine draining through the catheter until near the end when the bladder is almost empty. At that point the bladder is sucking the bottom of the barrel so to speak and that is when the sediment which sinks to the bottom gets sucked up. When cathing, just watch for a long stream of clear urine followed by a short shot of sediment near the end.

If you are noticing that your urine is cloudy during the whole discharge then there is a disticnt possibility that you have a bladder infection or a UTI (Urinary Tract Infection) as it is called. UTI's are often, but not always associated with a strong smell to the urine.

Don't worry about urinary sediment it is normal. Do worry about a UTI. While not life threatining, they will normally make you feel lousy and can cause problems if left unattended for long periods of time.



I use the Kendall Curity caths in the 12F size. I dont drink enough water, too much coffee and gaterade. My urine is usually on the yellow/orange side. Especially for my first cath. I really like the Curity caths because they are clear. I can see exactly what is coming out of my bladder. Sometimes I get a bit of "snot", sometimes a bit of "chalky" looking stuff but thats about it. My dr. told me the "chalky" stuff is calcium and not to worry unless the pieces start to get bigger.

I get like 2 UTI's a year and it sucks. One time my right testicle swelled up to about the size of an orange overnight!! I was sweating and cold, dizzy, shaking and oh hell it just sucked!


Size of an orange? That must have had you scared as hell. I have never had anything like that luckily. Quite a few people I know have been hospitalised for 3-4 days while they pump them through with antibiotics to clear them up. Usually the biggest problem is that in some cases the UTI does not feel "that" bad so they just leave it and hope it will clear up instead of acting on it right away. In those cases it is possible for the bug to get into the kidneys and then you have some real trouble and potentially life long damage. Everyone is different, but for some reason 3-4000 units of Vitamin D and 3000 untis of vitamin C tend to keep UTI's aways for me. MY specialist claims that should have no affect on UTI's, however before I started taking that amount of those vitamins I got a UTI every 2 months. Since then I have not had one in a year. It's possible I was enemic or something and the extra vitamins brought me back up, but I dont think so. For now, I'm sticking to those vitamins. I never found that anything cranberry:pills, powders, juice etc worked. Neither did Demannose powder which is supposed to work for fecal based UTI's.



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Posted 04 March 2011 - 06:06 PM

I have used catheters for a very long time and only occasionally get sediment discharge. For some of the newer people, sediment is often seen exiting the catheter near the end of the draining of the bladder. Sediment may be confused as a bladder infection to some as the urine will look cloudy if mixed with the urine in general. In a normal bladder you should have clear urine draining through the catheter until near the end when the bladder is almost empty. At that point the bladder is sucking the bottom of the barrel so to speak and that is when the sediment which sinks to the bottom gets sucked up. When cathing, just watch for a long stream of clear urine followed by a short shot of sediment near the end.

If you are noticing that your urine is cloudy during the whole discharge then there is a disticnt possibility that you have a bladder infection or a UTI (Urinary Tract Infection) as it is called. UTI's are often, but not always associated with a strong smell to the urine.

Don't worry about urinary sediment it is normal. Do worry about a UTI. While not life threatining, they will normally make you feel lousy and can cause problems if left unattended for long periods of time.



I use the Kendall Curity caths in the 12F size. I dont drink enough water, too much coffee and gaterade. My urine is usually on the yellow/orange side. Especially for my first cath. I really like the Curity caths because they are clear. I can see exactly what is coming out of my bladder. Sometimes I get a bit of "snot", sometimes a bit of "chalky" looking stuff but thats about it. My dr. told me the "chalky" stuff is calcium and not to worry unless the pieces start to get bigger.

I get like 2 UTI's a year and it sucks. One time my right testicle swelled up to about the size of an orange overnight!! I was sweating and cold, dizzy, shaking and oh hell it just sucked!


Size of an orange? That must have had you scared as hell. I have never had anything like that luckily. Quite a few people I know have been hospitalised for 3-4 days while they pump them through with antibiotics to clear them up. Usually the biggest problem is that in some cases the UTI does not feel "that" bad so they just leave it and hope it will clear up instead of acting on it right away. In those cases it is possible for the bug to get into the kidneys and then you have some real trouble and potentially life long damage. Everyone is different, but for some reason 3-4000 units of Vitamin D and 3000 untis of vitamin C tend to keep UTI's aways for me. MY specialist claims that should have no affect on UTI's, however before I started taking that amount of those vitamins I got a UTI every 2 months. Since then I have not had one in a year. It's possible I was enemic or something and the extra vitamins brought me back up, but I dont think so. For now, I'm sticking to those vitamins. I never found that anything cranberry:pills, powders, juice etc worked. Neither did Demannose powder which is supposed to work for fecal based UTI's.


I found this site because I have been having snot-like sediment in my urine so thick that it has been stopping up my leg bag and Texas catheter. I was interested in AHolland's post because he takes vitamin D, and my wife has been trying to get me to take vitamin D3. I took 5000 units (one tiny pill) yesterday, and it immediately cleared up my formerly cloudy urine, and the sediment was gone! This morning it was a little cloudy with a tiny bit of sediment, so I took another tiny pill. It cleared up again! This may be the answer, folks!

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Posted 14 March 2011 - 11:30 PM

I have been taking D3 for a couple of months now-it's as vital as vitamin c for the body to work at optimum level-especially for us in northern hemisphere. I also take dmannose which I think helps and oxybutenin.

I used to pass loads of sediment-or to be more correct it was always blocking the cath.

Since I have changed my diet enormously-I have found things have got much better. I actually have had no sugar now for over a month-yes that's no chocolate, sweets, cakes or biscuits-loads of veg and a little fruit . Plenty of protein as well of course.

I only drink fruit tea, squeezed lemon in hot water-god I am so boring-but I have been at this now for four decades- and want to be around to see my grandchildren grow up -so some sacrifices have to be made.

Not eating sugar has made an amazing difference to my innards-digestion, bowels etc-I feel so much better-no bloating and so on.

I recommend anyone to read 'sugar blues' by william dufty-very interesting reading-quite scary too with what sugar does to the body.

Sugar is such a poison-cutting it out might just help with a lot of those niggling problems.


If I must have anything sweet-you can get jam made with all fruit. I make my own scones and cakes (gluten free as well )-anything to stay well.

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Posted 31 March 2011 - 07:20 PM

if your blocking al the time use a Mentor open tip folysil catheter i use these all the time u still get alot of rubbish comming out of you catheter but all the crap comes out because its open at the top get in touch with coloplast they will send you some free samples coloplast supply the open tips menotor catheters you shouldnet block with theses if you want i will send you a sample i use 12ch so if you want one let me know

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Hi,

I saw you response and was very excited about the possibility that these catheters you speak of could help my problem with sediment. I could drink all the water in the world and irrigate but still have my catheter lock up within a week.

But you please explain again what you do or have done to avoid this sediment buildup in your catheter. And, would you please give me the name of the Foley catheter you use, thanks. I would greatly appreciate it!

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Posted 31 March 2011 - 07:36 PM


I have used catheters for a very long time and only occasionally get sediment discharge. For some of the newer people, sediment is often seen exiting the catheter near the end of the draining of the bladder. Sediment may be confused as a bladder infection to some as the urine will look cloudy if mixed with the urine in general. In a normal bladder you should have clear urine draining through the catheter until near the end when the bladder is almost empty. At that point the bladder is sucking the bottom of the barrel so to speak and that is when the sediment which sinks to the bottom gets sucked up. When cathing, just watch for a long stream of clear urine followed by a short shot of sediment near the end.

If you are noticing that your urine is cloudy during the whole discharge then there is a disticnt possibility that you have a bladder infection or a UTI (Urinary Tract Infection) as it is called. UTI's are often, but not always associated with a strong smell to the urine.

Don't worry about urinary sediment it is normal. Do worry about a UTI. While not life threatining, they will normally make you feel lousy and can cause problems if left unattended for long periods of time.



it seems I'm not alone. I have terrible sediment problems as well. But, had never heard about taking D3 for calcium supplements to correct this problem. I know I need vitamin D and vitamin C but when I drink lots of milk or even used calcium supplements like D3 the sediment only gets worse, much worse. After taking the calcium supplement, my catheter clog up two days after changing.

I use the Kendall Curity caths in the 12F size. I dont drink enough water, too much coffee and gaterade. My urine is usually on the yellow/orange side. Especially for my first cath. I really like the Curity caths because they are clear. I can see exactly what is coming out of my bladder. Sometimes I get a bit of "snot", sometimes a bit of "chalky" looking stuff but thats about it. My dr. told me the "chalky" stuff is calcium and not to worry unless the pieces start to get bigger.

I get like 2 UTI's a year and it sucks. One time my right testicle swelled up to about the size of an orange overnight!! I was sweating and cold, dizzy, shaking and oh hell it just sucked!


Size of an orange? That must have had you scared as hell. I have never had anything like that luckily. Quite a few people I know have been hospitalised for 3-4 days while they pump them through with antibiotics to clear them up. Usually the biggest problem is that in some cases the UTI does not feel "that" bad so they just leave it and hope it will clear up instead of acting on it right away. In those cases it is possible for the bug to get into the kidneys and then you have some real trouble and potentially life long damage. Everyone is different, but for some reason 3-4000 units of Vitamin D and 3000 untis of vitamin C tend to keep UTI's aways for me. MY specialist claims that should have no affect on UTI's, however before I started taking that amount of those vitamins I got a UTI every 2 months. Since then I have not had one in a year. It's possible I was enemic or something and the extra vitamins brought me back up, but I dont think so. For now, I'm sticking to those vitamins. I never found that anything cranberry:pills, powders, juice etc worked. Neither did Demannose powder which is supposed to work for fecal based UTI's.


I found this site because I have been having snot-like sediment in my urine so thick that it has been stopping up my leg bag and Texas catheter. I was interested in AHolland's post because he takes vitamin D, and my wife has been trying to get me to take vitamin D3. I took 5000 units (one tiny pill) yesterday, and it immediately cleared up my formerly cloudy urine, and the sediment was gone! This morning it was a little cloudy with a tiny bit of sediment, so I took another tiny pill. It cleared up again! This may be the answer, folks!



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Posted 23 February 2014 - 07:18 AM

Thanks for this thread. Going to try clear catheters and ask doc about mandelamine. Any other advice?


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