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billo10, April 21,  2020  6:07pm EST

urinating

Does anybody have ideas about urinating in a wheelchair while wearing briefs? I pull up my shorts from the bottom, then "my friend" out to  side of the briefs. 

Anybody know a brand of short shorts?

 

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  • AHAASAKatie
    AHAASAKatie, April 22,  2020  9:36am EST

    Good morning, can I ask a clarifying question? I am assuming from how you wrote this, that transferring from a wheelchair to toilet or bedside commode an option? I have some experience with this, but it is from helping to care for my bedridden mom. I can do a bit of research, I just need to know if transferring is not an option in your situation. 

    Best Katie

  • AHAASAKatie
    AHAASAKatie, April 22,  2020  12:22pm EST

    Good morning again, I asked a few people at the American Stroke Association, and here are some suggestions. 

    "If he is looking for “shorts” I would say to look for boxer briefs if he likes the traditional briefs vs boxers. Any brand really makes them, so if he has a favorite brand, I would suggest he tries those. 

    I would also encourage him to discuss with his doctor….to ensure it is not incontinence. Up to 80% of stroke survivors experience some type of incontinence, and there are different types:

    • urge
    • stress
    • overflow
    • functional
    • mixed (includes a combination of any of the above)

    The good news is that most are treatable and controllable, through the exercise of specific muscles, bladder re-training, different clothes, or diet. So a topic worth exploring with his doctor to either identify this as a post-stroke issue and which type he might be experiencing or rule it out." 

    Please let me know if this is helpful. 

    Best Katie

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