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I have a supra pubic catheter and have constant uti's that have bowel bacteria in them. Ileostomy as well. Could I have fistula small bowel - bladder
Possibly: Urinary tract infections commonly have bowel bacteria, but if you are concerned and you keep getting them soon after finishing antibiotics it is worth having some testing to determine if there is a fistula. May involve a ct, a cystoscopy, or a dye study. Knowing more about why you have an ostomy and a suprapubic catch would allow a better answer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more
3yr old says his abdomen hurts and needs a catheter but when I cath him very little or no urine comes out. What should I do?
Need information: Cannot answer the question without knowing why your child is on intermittent catheterization and whether or not they are incontinent between caths. Most typically the sense of abdominal pain and need to cath despite an empty bladder is related to bladder spasms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lap & open appendectomy 3 weeks ago. Still feel pain in lower center abdomen when urinates. Drain & catheter used. Urine test shows no UTI. Reasons?
Normal: There are a variety of aches and pains that come and go during the recovery period of a traumatic event such as an abdominal operation. These will eventually fade away in the coming 6-8 weeks. May have some residual. Also very common to become fatigued easily for weeks to months, but there is high variability of this. You can always check with your surgeon as well. Hope this helps! ...Read more
I have tender sides my abdomen is painful I have a high temperature and finding it hard to pass water even with my catheters. What could it be?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably: Bowel movement regularity can vary from daily to every two or three days. Most people average at least daily but we are all different. I would encourage healthy diet and exercise with making sure you get appropriate fiber in your diet for colon health. If you experience any slowing down in your bowel movemente then start with gentle osmotic laxatives like MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) or stool softener colace. ...Read more
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