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What can i take to relieve pain post catheterization

A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Terrence Cohen
45 years experience Cardiology
Sometimes: Cath reveals the size of the arteries to the heart. Nuclear tests can demonstrate whether the heart muscle is receiving adequate blood supply. This ma ... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
Cardiac Cath: It depends on if you had the cath through your wrist or your groin. Are you talking about the cath site or the heart? And what did they do in your h ... Read More
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Dr. Eugene Yang
23 years experience Cardiology
I : I generally advocate that people take at least a few days off. The main concern is bleeding from the site of catheterization. Heavy lifting and acti ... Read More
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
22 years experience Cardiology
Typically 7-10 days.: Typically 7 to 10 days. However it depends on diagnostic versus interventional procedures. If there is bleeding, recovery would be longer. Also, if cl ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Fishman
33 years experience Urology
Urine drainage tool: Catheterization refers to placement of a long tubular structure into the urinary bladder to remove urine. The tubular structure (called a catheter) is ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience Family Medicine
With training, yes.: Are you talking about catheterization of the bladder for urinating? Then yes, with instruction, it can be done by the patient or people who care for ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Well, possibly: Anything is possible, but not everything is advisable! Catheterization by an untrained person could be very painful and risky ....
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Turek
34 years experience Urology
Soap and water: Simple soap and water should do fine. Soaking in soapy water is also fine.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Valve replacement: Not really, you need to be sure what the problem with the valve is and if its a clot in there, fiddling with a catheter can send it off to the brain.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francis Uricchio
37 years experience Cardiology
Takes a picture: Cardiac catheterization is used to take a picture of the arteries of the heart, the pumping chambers of the heart, the valves of the heart, and to mak ... Read More
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