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    Swimming with a SP Cather

    I would like how many of you that have a SP cather keep the area around the site that your cather goes it at from getting contamated from the bacteria in the water.

    #2
    swimming pools i think would be bacteria free with all that chlorine, where are you planning on swimming? my local beach is polluted so watch out!
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      #3
      I don't do anything different with my SP tube or site when I go swimming.

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        #4
        Jim is same as the Clipmeister,nothing different, no infections.

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          #5
          Do you clamp off the tube or wear a bag?

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            #6
            i plug mine w/ a sharpie cap.....i've had clamps damage the cath, then had to change it

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              #7
              hi, sorry, but what is a sharpie cap? thx-

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                #8
                Jim wears the baggie style swimsuit that has net man-briefs inside. I just throw the legbag in there, after emptying it first. Very un-noticable. I tried capping it the first few times but this is easier and didn't limit time in the pool.

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                  #9
                  sharpie marker cap....fits perfect

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                    #10
                    Are you guys swimming in a pool? I want to go swimming in a creek.

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                      #11
                      I had my SP op three weeks ago, the wound is still a bit ouzy but not infected. I was wondering if it would be safe to go in a spa at this stage?

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                        #12
                        Pixie, you should probably wait until after your first catheter change which should be coming up soon.

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