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Doctor insights on: 3 Way Catheter Irrigation

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

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

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. ...Read more

Catheter (Definition)

A catheter is a thin plastic tube that is inserted into the body to obtain fluids/blood or give medicine. So some catheters can be placed in the veins and medicine given directly into the body, IV fluids given or blood sampled. A catheter can be placed in the bladder ...Read more


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Is it common to have brown merky urine with bloody streak three days after a Foley catheter is placed?

Is it common to have brown merky urine with bloody streak three days after a Foley catheter is placed?

See below: Common? No. Possible? Yes. If this does not resolve after a few days, or if it gets worse and you get additional symptoms, go see your doctor to make sure you don't have an infection. ...Read more

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Husband has green drainage from exit site from dialysis venous catheter for three weeks and won't go to the dr. Does local infection always spread?

Husband has green drainage from exit site from dialysis venous catheter for three weeks and won't go to the dr. Does local infection always spread?

Green goo dialysis: Green goo makes me worry about staph or other serious infection. If he wants to live much longer he should see Dr. Many patients decide that dialysis is not worth it and stop. Or may have serious depression. Please call his dialysis team. ...Read more

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How long for cardiac catheterization results? What’s a normal time to wait for results? My brother said he got his before he left the test, but my doctor scheduled me an appointment three days after my cardiac catheterization. Why do I have to wait so lon

How long for cardiac catheterization results? What’s a normal time to wait for results? My brother said he got his before he left the test, but my doctor scheduled me an appointment three days after my cardiac catheterization. Why do I have to wait so lon

Every: Every cardiologist is different. I myself always be sure and talk with the patient and any family that is present before they are discharged that day and usually provide copies of images. Part of the difficulty is that some of the medication most people receive during the procedure produces some degree of amnesia so some patients may not remember details of the findings. I also see my patients back in the office quickly after to re-review findings and discuss future plans. ...Read more

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Three weeks ago I had a cathether removed from my chest & new one inserted. Several days later a rash appeared. Rash better but still itchy.

Three weeks ago I had a cathether removed from my chest & new one inserted. Several days later a rash appeared. Rash better but still itchy.

Dermatitis: Is there a dressing over the site? It probably is a allergic reaction to a product used to cover the site or cleanse the area. Some people develop sensitivity to these products. If the site looks red, hot and angry, this is a sign of a possible serious infection at the site and needs to be looked at. If the rash persists you may need to work with your doctor to change the products being used. ...Read more

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I have been using a disposable catheter to release urine for the past 3 yrs due to a nerve problem. Is there a way which this can be reversed to norma?

I have been using a disposable catheter to release urine for the past 3 yrs due to a nerve problem. Is there a way which this can be reversed to norma?

Unlikely: It sounds as if you have something called a "neurogenic bladder." In most cases this is due to chronic infections or spinal cord damage, neither of which are reversible generally. ...Read more

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How to remove 3 ways Foley catheter?

Steps: Deflate the balloon
gently pull forward and out
no tugging make sure the balloon is really deflated ...Read more

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Is there any way to safely go swimming with a pd catheter, in lakes? Is there a dressing that is waterproof that I can get to go swimming?

I do not recommend: Most of the time these pd caths leak, the fluid is two way street, since this goes to you peritoneal cavity you might have infection from the swiming water. There are very thin plastic dressing but that might not hold. ...Read more

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I just had my brotholin cysts drained and this catheter put in the nurse said go back in 3 days but it's been 5 there any way I can have it come out?

Follow up visit: Often a Bartholin’s cyst is drained and then a Word catheter is placed to assist in healing. These types of catheters often fall out on their own. If not then your doctor will need to remove it for you. Do not pull it out yourself. That could cause harm. ...Read more

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When having a R CFA endarterectomy should the patient have a catheter during the procedure.

When having a R CFA endarterectomy should the patient have a catheter during the procedure.

Well...: If you are having a procedure that requires close monitoring of fluids, or there is a chance you might have difficulty urinating, there is a need for a Foley catheter, otherwise, if you can urinate in a receptacle, no there is no need.
Take into account that different Drs and institutions have different protocols and these are created with thought and prevention in mind ...Read more

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What is a hickman catheter?

Hickman catheter: A hickman line is a central venous catheter most often used for the administration of chemotherapy or other medications, as well as for the withdrawal of blood for analysis. Some types are used mainly for the purpose of apheresis or dialysis. Hickman lines may remain in place for extended periods and are used when long-term intravenous access is needed. ...Read more

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What is an aquapheresis catheter for or why is it needed?

What is an aquapheresis catheter for or why is it needed?

Aquapheresis: To remove excess salt & water from the body, in patients with fluid overload, such as in heart failure, liver cirrhosis & some kidney diseases. ...Read more

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How long is it safe to keep a catheter in?

As long as needed: It is safe to keep the catheter in for as long as it is needed.

It does carry a risk of infection but this is offset by the benefits of having a good handle on the parameters especially in the icu. ...Read more

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Where can I buy a 5 french red rubber catheter?

Where can I buy a 5 french red rubber catheter?

Surgical supply: Many surgical supply stores which carry a variety of things like canes, and wheelchairs, have such items in stock. Otherwise, try to google what you need and see what comes up. ...Read more

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What is the complication of bladder irrigation?

What is the complication of bladder irrigation?

Usually none: Bladder irrigation, when done by a trained professional, is generally safe. However, it is possible to have irritation of the urethra form the catheter, urinary tract infection from the process, irritation of the bladder from stretching, or even rupture of the bladder if it is overfilled. ...Read more

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How can I avoid problems from my Foley catheter?

Drainage: Make sure the catheter is not kinked, is draining appropriately & take a prophylactic antibiotic if the catheter is in for any significant period of time. ...Read more

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What is the cost of indura intrathecal catheter?

Varies: The cost of the intradural indwelling catheter cost varies from institution to institution.
Check with you clinic or hospital. ...Read more

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How much does it hurt to have a catheter inserted?

How much does it hurt to have a catheter inserted?

not very painfull: It is not very painful and sometime they use local anesthetic.I presume you are asking for urinary catheter. ...Read more

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Is a Malecot catheter the same as a Foley catheter?

No: A Malecot catheter is more typically used to drain the kidney via a passage through the back or the bladder through a suprapubic passage. It has soft extended flanges at its tip to help hold it in place. A Foley catheter has a smooth rounded tip and is inserted into the urethra to drain the bladder ...Read more

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What is a Foley catheter and how well does it work?

Helps pts urinate: Its a catheter inserted thru the urethra into the blader. Its used to collect urine for testing, for obstructions in pts who can't otherwise urinate, and to accurately asess total volume of urine out put in pts over a 24 hr period. Some hospitalized pts are too weak to get up and go to the bathroonm or even use a bed pan. These pts would also qualify for a foley. ...Read more

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Help docs! Could it hurt getting a catheter put in?

Possibly: A numbing gel is commonly used prior to placing a urinary catheter. However, placement can still feel uncomfortable. ...Read more