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Can a Foley catheter stretch the detrusor muscle?

Can a Foley catheter stretch the detrusor muscle?

Probably not: For short term use, the foley catheter should not cause detrusor muscle trouble. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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Training the bladder with a Foley catheter?

Training the bladder with a Foley catheter?

Need more Info: At your age its difficult to comprehend your question. Foley catheters are a major cause of bladder and kidney infections. Be careful. ...Read more

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How to bladder train with a Foley cath on a male?

How to bladder train with a Foley cath  on  a male?

Urinary retention: There are a number of approaches to bladder conditioning but there are condition such as atonic bladder that will not respond. The question has to be why catheter to begin with. Prostate disease, medication, comobidities neurologic disease, diabetes. Establish cause and then focus on treatment. ...Read more

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Doing the Kegel exercises to strengthen the bladder sphincter muscle after Prostate surgery, how long should it take until urinary incontinence stops?

Doing the Kegel exercises to strengthen the bladder sphincter muscle after Prostate surgery, how long should it take until urinary incontinence stops?

Here are some...: Kegel exercise may help regain the strength & function of urinary sphincter but not the sole factor for restoring it; age, health, and resultant scar & injury to the sphincter together play an important role in the post-op u-incontinence. So, seek professional evaluation and counseling timely for individual details timely. ...Read more

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Is it thought of as dangerous to remove foley's urinary catheter with out deflating the ballon?

Is it thought of as dangerous to remove foley's urinary catheter with out deflating the ballon?

Yes: D not remove the catheter without deflating the balloon as this could damage your urethra (the tube that drains your bladder). The balloon can be deflated by simply cutting the entire catheter but consult with your doctor first. ...Read more

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Can a bladder biofilm infection give perceived detrusor weakness in urodynamics testing?

Can a bladder biofilm infection give perceived detrusor weakness in urodynamics testing?

Confusing question: You may misunderstand something you read (online?). Bioflims contribute to many infections, sometimes a reason longer or higher dose antibiotics are needed. There is no bladder infection called "biofilm infection". If your urine culture is negative (no bacteria found), then no infection and no bacteria are causing whatever symptoms you have. Discuss w/ your doc or maybe infec disease specialist. ...Read more

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In pelvic sports injuries can the obturator nerve stick to fascia or scar tissue causing weakness years down the line? And how d(x) emg or mri?

In pelvic sports injuries can the obturator nerve stick to fascia or scar tissue causing weakness years down the line? And how d(x) emg or mri?

EMG,MRI,Nerve block: Those three test could diagnose this problem. We start with clinical suspicion order MRI it will show wasting of the adductor muscle. Emg could also could diagnose it. Finally we could do nerve block to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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How do blood clots form in the bladder after a Foley catheter is inserted?

How do blood clots form in the bladder after a Foley catheter is inserted?

Catheter trauma: As the foley goes thru the urethra and into the bladder it can cause abrasions, leading to bleeding and clotting sometimes. However, if it is being inserted for renal stones or a hemorrhagic cystitis or other renal issue, it may be unrelated to the foley catheter. Usually foley trauma just causes the urine to be blood tinged temporarily. Patients pulling and tugging on their foley can do this. ...Read more

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Can an internal infection due to surgery to partially remove mesh of a tvt bladder sling cause an enhancing lesion to develop on the lumbar spine?

Can an internal infection due to surgery to partially remove mesh of a tvt bladder sling cause an enhancing lesion to develop on the lumbar spine?

Avoid complications: Your spine infection after surgery to remove an implanted medical device is tough. Case review with your surgical team, and/or second opinion review would be needed to properly address all the nuances to answer your question. Many hospitals, insurance providers, and state medical boards can provide this service for you. Be well. ...Read more

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Does uterus support bladder muscles that can relax if uterus is removed and result in urine retention and UTI?

Does uterus support bladder muscles that can relax if uterus is removed and result in urine retention and UTI?

Not exactly: If someone has their uterus removed then some women may experience mild prolapse of the bladder (cystocele). Some women with a cystocele may experience urinary retention or bladder infections. Have an Obgyn do an exam to determine if a cystocele is present. This can occur in women without a hysterectomy as well. ...Read more

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Does uterus support bladder muscles that can relax if uterus is removed and result in urine retention and UTI?

Does uterus support bladder muscles that can relax if uterus is removed and result in urine retention and UTI?

No: The uterus is supported by 3 independent ligaments as the it sits behind the bladder. When the uterus is removed the bladder is able to support itself independently. Patients who have previously had C/sections have had the bladder dissected off of the uterus and replaced post delivery. This can cause scarring(adhesions) of the bladder to the uterus with frequent UTI's & retention. ...Read more

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When they remove the Prostate in surgery why doesn't the surgeon put the sling in to support the urethea to prevent urinary leakage?

When they remove the Prostate in surgery why doesn't the surgeon put the sling in to support the urethea to prevent urinary leakage?

Not always needed: That's a great question! Incontinence rates with a skilled surgeon are quite low and therefore not everyone needs a sling. Also, the incision for the sling is usually in a different spot and can easily be done later as an outpatient surgery. ...Read more

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What are the recommendations for retraining the bladder with a Foley catheter before discontinuing the catheter?

Foley plug: Ask your doctor for a plug to cap the catheter so your bladder can fill up. When you get the urge to pee, unplug the foley into the toilet. This is called bladder cycling. ...Read more

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I'm wondering can the Foley catheter connect directly to a leg drainage bag?

Yes: Ther are different bags do not try to fit one on the foley is supposed to be as sterile as possible manipulating a new bag on may contaminate it. ...Read more

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Involuntary muscle contractions of the urethra healthy or a problem?

Involuntary muscle contractions of the urethra healthy or a problem?

Necessary & healthy: You require involuntary contractions of the urethral sphincter muscles when you cough or sneeze to prevent expulsion of urine from the bladder, ie wetting. ...Read more

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Can muscle spasm in upper back/neck cause a temporary spinal curvature? Will the curve straighten out once the spasm stop?

Can muscle spasm in upper back/neck cause a temporary spinal curvature? Will the curve straighten out once the spasm stop?

Yes: Hi Charles That is a great question. Depending on the degree of the musculoskeletal spasm, there certainly can be a curvature that develops. There are many ways to alleviate a spasm. Some alleviators are rest, stretches, heat, anti-inflammatory medication, and muscle relaxant medication. ...Read more

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Can a pretty nurse inserting a Foley catheter cause an erection ?

Can a pretty nurse inserting a Foley catheter cause an erection ?

Yes: It happens often with patients. Nurses are aware of this and it's usually not a problem since it's not usually voluntary. ...Read more

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Can a biofilm bladder infection cause detrusor weakness and bladder neck mis timing?

Can a biofilm bladder infection cause detrusor weakness and bladder neck mis timing?

Not related...: Dyssynergia between urinary sphincter & detrusor is the incoordinating matter of nerve-muscle response, which can be demonstrated by the combined cystometrogram & electromyography of urinary sphincter. Please ask your existing urologist who know more about your individual situation than anyone online. In fact, more online aimless inquiry will surely generate more unwanted confusion, anxiety, & fear ...Read more

Foley Catheter (Definition)

Foley catheters are usually manufactured from latex rubber. They are used to drain urine from either male or female bladders. The catheter will often be placed into the bladder and kept in place by inflating a balloon at the most distal end of the catheter. Urine then drains through a hole down the middle of the catheter ...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