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3 Way Catheter Irrigation
If a person has an indwelling catheter in place long term because of incontinence, is irrigation indicated and if so, with what?
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
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
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?
My sister can't urunate in three days so we do catheter but now she can't pass stool and her stomach is hard what should be the treatment?
See your doctor: Your sister needs to see a doctor to find out why she is having these problems. She should see one soon. ...Read more
Can cardiac catheterization cause hematoma? My husband had a cardiac catheterization three days ago and now he has a bump a little bigger than a grape on his thigh near where they put in the catheter. He doesn’t want to call the doctor, but I think he sho
Yes: Call your doctor to insure that nothing else is potentially a problem. ...Read more
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
Doctor tried three times catheterization through penis and he could not done it and there was bleeding of one cup. Is it harmful? And presently the pa
Cut off: Not sure that we got all the intended info. Was there more information you wished to pass. ...Read more
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
Can you explain if it's the same way you remove regular folley catheter that you remove 3 way catheter?
Deflate the: Balloon and pull. Probably the same.Get a more detailed answer ›
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?
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 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?
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
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
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
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
There is no clear: Cut answer for it. The principle is that it has to come out if it is not absolutely necessary ...Read more
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