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what's a urinary catheter made of?

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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Silicone, Latex or: Plastic.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

What is a urinary catheter?

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Dr. Barry Browne
General Surgery 35 years experience
Urine Drainage Tube: The most common is called a Foley catheter. It is inserted through the urethra and into the bladder. Somtimes the tube is inserted through the skin in the lower part of the abdomen and this is called a suprapubic catheter.
A 32-year-old member asked:

How is a urinary catheter actually inserted?

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Dr. Raj Singh
Dr. Raj Singh answered
Internal Medicine 11 years experience
Through urethra: Genital area and tip of urethra is disinfected and urethral tract anesthetized by Lidocaine or another local anesthetic. Urinary catheter is than slowly advanced in urethra till in enters the bladder.
A 23-year-old member asked:

Do I need to shave before using a urinary catheter?

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Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 40 years experience
No: However, skin cleansing is crucial to prevent infection. If hair is unusually excessive in a way that interferes with catheterization path then trimming it or shaving may be needed.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Will i need to shave before getting a urinary catheter?

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Dr. Richard Sarle
Urology 22 years experience
No: Not necessary.
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A 17-year-old male asked:

How to find how long of a urinary catheter you need?

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Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
Anesthesiology 29 years experience
They are standard: Sized. It is only placed as far as it needs to go. The remainder stays outside of the body.

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