Questions & answers
Q: How often should I change my leg bag?
A: Always follow the recommendations from your healthcare professional. If your leg bag is damaged or visibly dirty then you should change it.
Q: How often should I empty my leg bag?
A: Always wash your hands before and after you empty your leg bag. You should empty your leg bag directly into the toilet or receptacle when it is approximately half full, or sooner if it is uncomfortable on your leg. To avoid the risk of infection or bacteria entering the leg bag, do not let the tap touch the seat or bowl of the toilet.
Q: What should I do if my leg bag is not filling with urine?
A: If you notice that the urine bag is not filling as it normally would then you may have a kink in the leg bag tubing. Check to see whether the tubing has kinked and if so straighten the tubing. If it is not the tubing, then you should consult your healthcare professional.
There are drainage bags available with anti-kink tubing, one of them is Conveen® Security+ leg bags.
Q: How should I store bags?
A: You should store unopened drainage bags in a cool, clean, dark place.
Q: How and where should I dispose of my night bags?
A: You can wrap your used bags in newspaper before putting them in the bin, or you can put them in a plastic disposal bag. Do not flush bags down the toilet.