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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
57 years experience Endocrinology
Catheter: Into penis or into vein or into artery? Need more details.

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
not very painfull: It is not very painful and sometime they use local anesthetic.I presume you are asking for urinary catheter.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
29 years experience Fertility Medicine
Gently: You have a vaginal speculum exam, exactly like for a pap, then the examiner can see the external os (opening of the cervix) to guide the catheter gen ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abraham Morse
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Consult a urologist: This can be one of several problems. A urologist should be consulted.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrea Brand
Specializes in Family Medicine
Into the urethra: The urethra carries urine from the bladder to the outside of the body. A catheter to collect urine would be inserted into open end of the urethra, the ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Dr. Raj Singh answered
11 years experience Internal Medicine
Through urethra: Genital area and tip of urethra is disinfected and urethral tract anesthetized by Lidocaine or another local anesthetic. Urinary catheter is than slow ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Lee
20 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes its common: It's common to have Foley catheter inserted during a vaginal hysterectomy to keep your bladder empty during the surgery.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
17 years experience Internal Medicine
Usually doesn't: Blood should not show up after Foley catheter insertion but sometimes it does. This is usually due to the trauma of placing the catheter in which the ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
17 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: It happens often with patients. Nurses are aware of this and it's usually not a problem since it's not usually voluntary.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
9 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
No need: There is no need to shave before inserting catheter.

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