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A 68-year-old male asked:

is sedation ever an option for patient with severe anxieties to urinary catheterization prior to insertion of the catheter?

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Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
Anti-Aging Medicine 24 years experience
Extreme but doable: Sedation for urinary catheterization is a bit extreme but if absoultely necessary could be done.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

If a person has an indwelling catheter in place long term because of incontinence, is irrigation indicated and if so, with what?

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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 40 years experience
Not necessary: Irrigations are indicated only if you are treating a condition of the bladder like yeast in the bladder with anti fungal medications. Even though indwelling permanent catheters are a risk for infection is not common practice to irrigate.
A 21-year-old member asked:

Which, if any, catheter will be best for my child?

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Dr. Edward Evans
Neonatology 18 years experience
Depends: A catheter is a plastic tube. It can be placed in many different organs for many different purposes. You should discuss the specifics of your situation with your doctor. It is always better to not have a catheter if one is not needed as they are always an infection risk, however they are needed for care in many different medical conditions.
A 30-year-old member asked:

Why does a heart rate go down after a catheter angiogram procedure?

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Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
Cardiology 23 years experience
Not true necessarily: I do angiograms almost on a daily basis. In the distant past, the contrast we used made the heart stop for a couple of seconds or would slow it down in some people (immediately after the injection); but that is a thing of the past anymore.
A 31-year-old member asked:

Can someone die during a cardiac catheterization?

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Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 46 years experience
Yes: The usual risk of the procedure is 1 to 2 in 1000 of a serious complication , including death.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
And well worth the risk. I'm old enough to remember when angina would take a person out of productive life altogether, to spend years with severe disability.
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A 30-year-old member asked:

What's urinary diary used for in men?

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Dr. Howard Tay
Urology 31 years experience
Voiding diary: A voiding diary tracks the actual time of day you urinate along with the amount. Some diary also ask if you about the intensity of the urge along with how much fluid you consume in 24 hr. Other items that are track is leakage of urine. Most diary are appropriate for both gender.

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