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If a balloon catheter cannot pass anastomosis site during anorectal manometry, does that mean there's likely a stricture there?

If a balloon catheter cannot pass anastomosis site during anorectal manometry, does that mean there's likely a stricture there?

Very: Possible with a prior anastamosis, that there is a stricture there. It may or may not be symptomatic and they may consider balloon dilation of the stricture. ...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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If a balloon catheter cannot pass anastomosis site during anorectal manometry, does that mean there's likely a stricture there?

Very: Possible with a prior anastamosis, that there is a stricture there. It may or may not be symptomatic and they may consider balloon dilation of the stricture. ...Read more

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What can I do about the balloon catheter falling out of my still swollen Bartholin's abscess that i had drained yesterday?

What can I do about the balloon catheter falling out of my still swollen Bartholin's abscess that i had drained yesterday?

Call doctor: Would speak to the doctor who did the drainage to see if you need to be seen or can do without the drain. Do this now. ...Read more

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After having a Epistaxis and a small balloon catheter put in to stop the bleeding i lost vision in the eye on the same side it was put in?

After having a Epistaxis and a small balloon catheter put in to stop the bleeding i lost vision in the eye on the same side it was put in?

This is very rare: If the epistaxis was arising from a large artery in the back of the nose and a balloon catheter was necessary, it is theoretically possible that an embolus (blood clot) could have been transmitted to the ophthalmic artery. You need to see an ophthalmologist ASAP. ...Read more

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Had hysteroscopy w/ septum resection, have uterine balloon stent catheter. Seems to be slipping out. How can I be sure the balloon is still in place?

Had hysteroscopy w/ septum resection, have uterine balloon stent catheter. Seems to be slipping out. How can I be sure the balloon is still in place?

Doctor exam : You probably will not be able to confirm the balloon catheter is in place on your own. Your GYN surgeon will likely need to do an exam or pelvic sonogram to confirm. Most likely you have a follow up appointment scheduled after this particular surgery ...Read more

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What would cause a catheter in through abdomen to come out with the balloon inflated?

What would cause a catheter in through abdomen to come out with the balloon inflated?

Unanswerable: There has to be more to this story. As it stands there is too much vagueness. What kind of catheter? Where was it? How was it removed? ...Read more

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When they insert a catheter how do they determine that the catheter is in the bladder when they inflate the balloon?

When they insert a catheter how do they determine that the catheter is in the bladder when they inflate the balloon?

Urine flow: They don't inflate the balloon until they have good urine flow and meet mild resistance. If blowing up the balloon causing discomfort, then they will stop immediately and assume that they are not in the bladder. ...Read more