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Cannot Urinate After Catheter Removal
Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more
Two ways: If the stent is left with a long "string" if intended to be short term, this can be grasped and pulled out easily. If there is no visible string, an office procedure to retrieve it with a flexible fiberoptic scope (cystoscopy) is a rapid and relatively painless method to remove the stent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had colostomy surgery for colon/bladder fistula. Have a super pubic catheter from previous. Since surgery the cath hasn't drained - bladder flush?
Call your surgeon: While it seems likely that flushing may resolve a suprapubic catheter that is not draining, it is critical that you contact your surgeon for advise. This it sounds like the surgery was fairly recent and because your repair may be adversely affected if the flush is done incorrectly (and if the flushing does not work, your surgeon will need to see you anyways), best to put him/her on alert. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hematuria: If the bleeding is due to the procedure and stent, then it shouldn't take too long. ...Read more
See remark: Relax. After undergoing stone procedure of any kind there is some 'trauma'cutting ?.introduction of various metal instrumentation,catheters,use of laser, shock-wave therapy (you may not have had all of these.buy.do expect a recovery period. Your complaint is not unusual..give it time. TIME IS THE HEALER OF BROKEN HEART & BODY ...Read more
How long after kidney stone removal w/ laser, should it take to pass resididual fragments. Much sharp stinging in penis - stent in- blood in urine?
Can be normal: After removing a stent following ureteroscopy, it may feel like a "stone" is still there. This usually resolves within 48 hours and is a result of swelling in the "kidney tube". Use pain relievers as prescribed and it should improve with time. If it doesn't, you are having fevers above 101 f or have nonstop nausea/vomiting, then seek medical attention. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nephrostomy tube currently placed in my kidney after kidney stone removal, can I still masturbate?
Sure: Enjoy yourself. You've been through a lot. ...Read more
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
Varies: Stone fragments may begin passing immediately. In some cases, depending on the location of the stone within the kidney, the fragments may pass up to several months after the treatment. ...Read more
Incontinence: urinary incontinence after any kind of prostatectomy can take several months. It is different recovery for each patient. You need to discuss with your urologist the details of your surgery and he will be better able to inform you of your timeline of recovery ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Postop w/EJ vein catheter w/sutures, they removed the catheter, put pressure dressing but left stitches in. F/up w/surgeon 2wk, but how do I clean it?
20yr old +2 days post op with stent after stone removal, stent tubing exposed this am, pulled it out myself. Urinating fine now, anything to watch 4?
Stent removal: You should call your urologist since the stent prevents stone fragments from blocking the ureters after the procedure. You should try to stay hydrated and should watch for any sign of discomfort. ...Read more
Here's some: The need for stent or catheter is to secure urine drainage and concern about possible blockage by stone or clot, which is decided by the surgeon's judgement. Most of times stent or catheter is needed for days or weeks, depending on if you need the second entry to complete the works for all stone-related procedures. Ask Doc for individual details timely. ...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
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