Questions & answers
Q: How often should I change my night bag?
A: There are two types of night bag available. Non-drainable (single use) – a new one must be used every night as the bag is torn to empty it. An alternative option is to use a drainable night bag, which must be changed as recommended by your healthcare professional or earlier if it becomes damaged or visibly dirty.
Q. What should I do if the urine is not flowing from the leg bag into the night bag?
A: First of all ensure you have opened the tap on the leg bag to enable the free flow of urine into the night bag. Secondly, check to ensure that there is no kinking in the tube, and finally ensure the night bag is below the level of the bladder, ie. on a suitable night bag stand or hanger.
If after this, the urine does not flow, then you should consult your healthcare professional.
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.