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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
14 years experience Internal Medicine
Usually related: To issues with the inability to empty the bladder appropriately. This often occurs with spinal cord injuries but also neurodegenerative diseases like ... Read More

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Denis Winder
57 years experience Plastic Surgery
A short time: A few hours to a few days would be usual.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Tamler
32 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Blood after cath: It is not uncommon for a catheter to scrape or irritate the urinary tract leading to some bleeding. It should resolve quickly after the catheter is re ... Read More
A 91-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Fein
Specializes in Family Medicine
Pick size for leaks: Start with average size, and go larger if leaking urine. Too small a size may be harder to get into the bladder. Just buy two or three different one ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Trauma: It's unusual to have such difficulty catheterizing a female patient, but trauma to the urethra should heal within several days to a week. If heavy ble ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Need to know cause: It is not normal to have urinary retention at age 19 unless you have other medical issues. The key here is to identify the underlying cause of your ur ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
42 years experience General Surgery
No not at all: no it will not hurt first they will make it very comfortable for you and second it is embarrassing but not painful they do this every day ,the staff k ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Neal Skop
Dr. Neal Skop answered
26 years experience Cardiology
Leg soreness: this probably has nothing to do with the catheter ablation unless it has been present since the procedure was done if it persists you should be examin ... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Feig
17 years experience Family Medicine
Hormone effects/age: It could be a variety of reasons. As you get older there are physiologic changes, likely related to menopause. With lower or no estrogen in your sys ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Noga
33 years experience Medical Oncology
Special IV line: This catheter is routinely used in leukemia treatment. It is a long sterile tube that surgeons place under the skin in a "tunnel" and then it enters a ... Read More

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