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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

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 more

Intestine (Definition)

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


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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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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?

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 more

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Lap & open appendectomy 3 weeks ago. Still feel pain in lower center abdomen when urinates. Drain & catheter used. Urine test shows no UTI. Reasons?

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

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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?

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?

See your doctor: The fact that you use a catheter creates a significant risk of infection. With fever and pain, this may be serious, so you should get evaluated today. ...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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What is a loopy bowel?

What is a loopy bowel?

Elongated descending: Colon.
This article should explain:
http://www. Healthline. Com/health/redundant-colon

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Is it normall to have a bowel movment every 2days?

Is it normall to have a bowel movment every 2days?

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

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What is bowel rest?

What is bowel rest?

Not eating: Typically done post-operatively or sometimes in an attempt to avoid surgery. ...Read more

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What causes bowel spasms?

What causes bowel spasms?

Muscle contractions: Muscle contractions, which can be caused from electrolyte imbalances, relative obstructions, infection, or food-borne toxins. Rarely, tumors can cause spasms. ...Read more

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What is inflammed bowel?

What is inflammed bowel?

Inflamed bowl: Inflammatory respoused indicates body reaction to unwanted stimulus by mounting a defense with inflammatory cells. Stimuli can be infection, foreign body or chemical or tumor or immune system ...Read more

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Catheter ablations for wpw?

Yes: Catheter ablation is considered a first line therapy for symptomatic WPW syndrome. It's highly effective in the majority of cases. It's generally safe with a low incidence of serious complications and since WPW can (rarely) result in sudden death, the benefit of ablation justifies the small risk. ...Read more

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Bowel problems, what to do?

Bowel problems, what to do?

? IBS: Most liely IBS if no weight loss or blood in stool. Please check out "The Gut Solution" website and book for answers. ...Read more

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What is short bowel syndrome?

What is short bowel syndrome?

Too Little Intestine: Certain medical conditions require emergency removal of a significant amount of the small intestine. We see this in infancy associated with necrotizing enterocolitis and in adults when the blood supply to the small intestine is cut-off. The small bowel is responsible for digesting nutrients within our diet; if a lot of the small intestine is missing, nutritional deficiencies occur. ...Read more

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Can bowel problems be serious?

Can bowel problems be serious?

Bowel Problems: Bowel problems run a whole spectrum...From mild to very severe. Some bowel problems, such as crohn's disease, can be quite incapacitating. Some bowel problems, such as mesenteric ischemia, can cause gangrene of the bowels, which can be life threatening. I suggest you discuss whatever bowel problems you are having with your primary care physician or with your specialist. ...Read more

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How is bowel ischaemia treated?

How is bowel ischaemia treated?

Surgery: Depend what cause the ischemia and for how long the ischemia lasted
if caught early we might be able to restore the circulation to the bowels by embolectomy. Or by lysing the clot.
if not surgery will allow the removal of all dead guts, but if the problem is the entire small bowel most likely that will not be compatible with life unless the patient lives on TPN total venous nutrition, which is hard. ...Read more

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Can a redundant bowel be removed?

Yes: Redundancy in the colon can be seen with age, often associated with chronic constipation. Resection can be performed, but usually because the redundancy is causing a problem. Seek help of a general or colorectal surgeon to advise you. ...Read more

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What's a Foley catheter infection?

What's a Foley catheter infection?

Bladder or urethral: Infection because germs travel up alongside or through the catheter. Hence we always try to remove Foley catheters as soon as possible, or even to try and avoid using them in the first place. However, they are usually inserted for sound medical reasons. ...Read more

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How can I treat bowel obstruction?

You cannot: Bowel obstruction is a medical emergency and you should go to an er right away. It can be caused by foreign objects, tumors, serious vascular problems, bowel twisting, or an infolding termed intussecption. These may need surgical intervention and the er is the point of entry for the next steps. ...Read more

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Can bowel be unblocked with exlax?

Can bowel be unblocked with exlax?

Yes: Exlax will work but be careful not to use it daily. Diet with plenty of fiber and increase liquids is the best way to keep your bowel healthy. ...Read more

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What is a central venous catheter?

What is a central venous catheter?

Intravenous access: Where the small catheter stops in a big vein in the center of your chest. This vein is the superior vena cava. ...Read more

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What could cause bad bowel spasms?

Miscellaneous: Lots of things: crohns disease, diverticulosis, food allergy such as lactose intolerance, food poisening - see ur pmd - who might refer you to gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Bowel obstruction how long to heal?

Bowel obstruction how long to heal?

Depends: Did you have surgery to treat the obstruction? Were you hospitalized and treated medically only? Are you describing bowel constipation? Takes 4-6 weeks to recover from surgery. Takes a few days to recover after medical treatment. Would need much more detailed medical information to answer further. ...Read more

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Can short bowel people eat cashews?

Can short bowel people eat cashews?

Yes: Actually, according to this reference http://www. Medicine. Virginia. Edu/clinical/departments/medicine/divisions/digestive-health/nutrition-support-team/patient-education/sbsdiet-_shortversion_12-21-11.Pdf
it is a preferred protein choice. ...Read more

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What are bowel obstruction symptoms?

What are bowel obstruction symptoms?

Pain and distension: First comes abdominal pain followed by abdominal swelling + tenderness. Then vomiting of stomach contents followed by greenish (bile)vomiting. May feel like passing flatus, but cannot + bowel movements will cease. Abdominal sounds will be absent due to ileus. Plain abdominal xray will demonstrate distended bowel loops with "air fluid levels. See dr. For severe pain, abdo distension + green vomitus. ...Read more

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Will a catheter fit in a tiny penis?

Yes - all sizes: Whether for you or a child. Foley catheters come as small as 6french which has a diameter on only 2mm ; circumference of 6mm. Straight catheters come in even smaller sizes if necessary. ...Read more

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What can be done for bowel problems?

What can be done for bowel problems?

What symptoms?: Your question is too nonspecific & offers no information about your symptoms, signs, risks. "bowel problems" run the spectrum from cancer to infection, inflammation, ischemia, metabolic disorders, motility issues. Symptoms may include: altered stooling, bleeding, pain, weight loss, obstruction, rectal dysfunction, malabsorption/maldigestion, more. See our problem--please help with more info. ...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


Bowel (Definition)

The bowel is the intestinal tract in the body. The small intestine ...Read more