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Dr. Lynne Weixel
18 doctors shared insights

Bladder Catheter (Overview)

Bladder catheterization (insertion of drainage tube)


Dr. Lynne Weixel
18 doctors shared insights

Bladder Catheter (Overview)

Bladder catheterization (insertion of drainage tube)


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How long does post bladder catheter pain last after they take out the catheter?

How long does post bladder catheter pain last after they take out the catheter?

Variable: The catheter can irritate the urethra causing burning with urination. This pain should be self limiting but if persistent for more than a few days, an infection may have set in. See your doctor if this is true. ...Read more

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Living with Overactive Bladder (OAB) (Checklist)

Find a good urologist for proper evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment
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Manage your intake of fluids: neither too much nor too little
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Avoid or limit caffeine (coffee, tea, soda) and alcohol
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Identify what foods and fluids bother your bladder and avoid them
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Treating a Bladder Infection (Checklist)

Ask your doctor about taking an antibiotic or a urine test
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Drink plenty of fluids to help dilute the urine and flush the bladder
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Avoid irritating fluids and food: caffeine, citrus, alcohol, spicy
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Take an over-the-counter analgesic for pain and to soothe bladder
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Signs of bladder catheter coming out?

Signs of bladder catheter coming out?

Leaking: Of urine and discomfort are most likely the symptoms you will notice. ...Read more

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How long does post bladder catheter pain last after they take out the catheter?

Variable: The catheter can irritate the urethra causing burning with urination. This pain should be self limiting but if persistent for more than a few days, an infection may have set in. See your doctor if this is true. ...Read more

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Is bleeding normal after getting bladder catheter?

Is bleeding normal after getting bladder catheter?

Temporarily: Bleeding after a catheter was used/removed is not uncommon. It should only be a cause of concern if it doesn't resolve within a week, or if it is associated with pain. It would be useful to know why the catheter was used in the first place as the problem may be due to the underlying issue for which the catheter was placed. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have bleeding from a bladder catheter?

Is it normal to have bleeding from a bladder catheter?

Temporarily: Bleeding after a catheter was used/removed is not uncommon. It should only be a cause of concern if it doesn't resolve within a week, or if it is associated with pain. It would be useful to know why the catheter was used in the first place as the problem may be due to the underlying issue for which the catheter was placed. ...Read more

Bladder (Definition)

The bladder is a muscular organ in the pelvis that accepts urine from the kidneys, stores the urine at low pressure, & expels the urine during voluntary voiding. Though seemingly a simple reservoir, the bladder is a complex organ intricately connected with the brain and spinal cord with sensory, motor, and autonomic circuits. The muscular layer that contracts during voids ...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