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    Was wondering how hard for a male to do a instill at home? My doctor recommended me to try and do it myself at home. Also, how much it cost to get all the supplies?

    Thank You

  • #2
    I hear alot about women who do there own instills on this forum I never heard of a male. I have mine done at the doctors I am lucky to have good insurance. Your doctor is problaby trying to save you money. Did the doctor let you practice at his office before suggesting home instills. I wish you the best let me know how things go for you.
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    • #3
      There are men who catheterize themselves routinely --- your doctor will be sure you know how to do the procedure. The cost depends on the solution used in the instillations. Your insurance should cover the catheters.

      Donna
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      • #4
        Hello Garth

        My hub did instills at home after the first one in the office unfortunately they did not work for him. It is not very difficult at all, and if doc thinks you can handle it, you probably will be fine. It's actually a more relaxed atmosphere, so it may even be easier than you think. Donna's right, it depends on the formula, and our drug discount at the pharmacy actually covered a lot of it.

        Good luck, and have a good holiday. Jill, wife of Bob

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        • #5
          My insurance covers my meds..lidocaine and heparin. The durable supplies provisions in my policy covers syringes and catheter but not the needles.

          Personally I would think it would be easier for a man than a woman to do an instill. I have been doing home instills for several years with total success. Dr. Dell says in his practice about 80% are helped with instills.

          Keep us informed. For every one person that post there are SOOOO many that are in the same situation that read and don't post. Share with others your experiences.
          TREATMENT: PRN lidocaine/heparin Home Instillations since 2004
          My Helpful Hints for Home Instillation: http://www.ic-network.com/forum/show...985#post309985

          Institute of Female Pelvic Medicine (J. Dell, My MD) http://www.mypelvicmedicine.com/index.asp
          Thank you for allowing me to share my experiences and offer support. Your physician is the only one to give you medical advice. I hope sharing the information from this site will help you and your physician develop successful management of your IC.
          I post to encourage and offer total support for rescue instillations.
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          • #6
            L Thomas,

            You are such a blessing to these boards! Thanks for staying on to answer questions and provide hope!

            Jill:-)
            "Where there is hope there can be faith. Where there is faith, miracles can occur."

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            • #7
              I plan to stick around. Dr. Dell is actually the motivator for me to stay. Every follow up he always wants to know if I am still posting about instillations. I know many do read and not join or post. I hope that they find my sticky about instillations and are encouraged that IC can be treated and you can lead a normal life. I always say it is like being diabetic. It is a lifelong condition for which there is no cure at this time. Most do find effective treatment that manage symptoms. I can’t express how sad it makes me feel when I read some of the post. Sometimes I feel my posts are discouraging to those because they have tried everything and nothing helps. Dr. Dell and I have talked about this several times. He said that he won’t stop researching and working with patients trying to find a treatment for them. He also said there is ongoing reseach for new ways to treat IC all the time. I know he won't give up.
              TREATMENT: PRN lidocaine/heparin Home Instillations since 2004
              My Helpful Hints for Home Instillation: http://www.ic-network.com/forum/show...985#post309985

              Institute of Female Pelvic Medicine (J. Dell, My MD) http://www.mypelvicmedicine.com/index.asp
              Thank you for allowing me to share my experiences and offer support. Your physician is the only one to give you medical advice. I hope sharing the information from this site will help you and your physician develop successful management of your IC.
              I post to encourage and offer total support for rescue instillations.
              Find me on facebook: L. Clark Thomas
              Louann

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