Thursday , 21 June 2018
BCIR Catheter

BCIR Catheter

What’s your flavor of tube when it comes to the BCIR catheter?  I have been using the same size/ model since I left the hospital (30FR), but not the same tube, as that would be gross.  I usually swap my tube out for a new one every few months.  The straight 30FR catheter seems to be the standard for us BCIR ostomates, but I have heard of some using a smaller straight catheter.

We’ve discussed catheters here on the BCIR Advocate a few times, as it’s a popular question I get in the comments, as well as direct messages through the website.  Which one to use, as well as where to get a catheter for the BCIR.  I also get similar questions for the bulb syringe for irrigation.  Well I wanted to write an updated post to mention that I have them available now on the BCIR Advocate.  All proceeds go back into the website for upkeep of the BCIR Advocate blog.  I package and ship these myself, First Class, so they will usually arrive in 1-4 business days.  It’s pretty easy to purchase on the BCIR Advocate website, or you can also get them on Amazon (just search “BCIR catheter” on Amazon), they are a little more on Amazon to cover their fees.

This is my first somewhat promotional BCIR post, and I promise to keep them minimal, I just felt this will make life a little easier in the hunt for the BCIR tube; and you’ll be supporting the BCIR Advocate website!  My plan was to make this post a few weeks ago so you could get some fresh tubes to use as stocking stuffers for Christmas, but I got a little busy and missed the deadline.

I look forward to 2018, writing more posts about the BCIR, and keeping the communication going with the BCIR community.

Wishing you all well for 2018!  Happy New Year!  – Jay

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hat's your flavor of tube when it comes to the BCIR catheter?  I have been using the same size/ model since I left the hospital (30FR), but not the same tube, as that would be gross.  I usually swap my tube out for a new one every few months.  The straight 30FR catheter seems to be the standard for us BCIR ostomates, but I have heard of some using a smaller straight catheter. We've discussed catheters here on the BCIR Advocate a few times, as it's a popular question I get in the comments, as well as direct messages through…

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Jay is the author of the the BCIR Advocate blog and the book, "Colitis Be Gone." In 1998, I decided to have the BCIR (Barnett Continent Intestinal Reservoir) surgery due to severe colitis. My day job is working in media and marketing, so I felt I had the tools to bring some exposure to BCIR and how it might help others. I actually get many emails about the BCIR, so I felt the blog could work as a better message board. Please note, I am not a doctor and have no medical background. Anything you read on this blog is based on my own experiences living with the BCIR. I may give advice based on my own experiences, but please consult your doctor before acting on anything you read on this site.