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Catheter Bag Covers
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
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
During blooddrawn,nurse put reused cotton piece in the surface above the nurve where the syringe is inserted b4 removing the syringe,this transmit hiv?
Hysterectomy 23rd april...Leaking urine, hard to void, think leaking from vagine, q tip inserted for few seconds was soaked b?
This is not normal: You need to see your doctor. The leaking could be caused by several factors. It should be addressed by your surgeon. ...Read more
Cut fingertip with mandolin. Covered the wound with gauze. Twelve hours later, a piece of gauze stuck fast to wound. What danger in leaving gauze?
Soak and remove: Soak and remove it, or it may get trapped in the wound as the skin heals and cause ongoing irritation. If you cannot remove it easily, go to an UC or your doc and they can apply numbing agents and remove it. IF you have not had a tetanus booster in the last 10 years, get one within 72 hours of cutting yourself. ...Read more
The neck: The permacath is placed in the internal jugular vein on either the right or left side of the neck. It is generally considered a temporary dialysis access, with an arteriovenous fistula being the favored dialysis access. It is recommended that people not shower with a permcath because it increases the infection risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can knee arthroscopy incisions get wet in shower? Internal sutures, portals covered with steri-strips and adhesive. Need waterproof dressing?
Yes: Less common in girls due to short urethra, but can leak etc. Balloon deflation is a known item. ...Read more
Discovered a small plastic bag attached to new pyjama pants went through dryer and looks melted. Is this dangerous? Should i rewash those clothes?
Pyjamas: There shouldn't be a problem, but if you are concerned you can rewah the pyjamas. ...Read more
Sutures from Lumbar CSF Leak Repair removed yesterday...it's ~2" long & bottom goes into top of gluteal cleft. Base looks like it's opening despite Steri Strips & Butterfly Closures. What can I do?
You should call your: surgeon for guidance but sometimes a wound can spread in spite of that type of closure if there is strain on the wound. As long as there is no drainage or reddening of the wound or any increasing pain, fevers, chills or sweats-it should be ok but check with your surgeon just to make sure. ...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?
Ificlean travel bag with alcohol only from insidewill itbeenough to put infantsclothes in there?Bag isfrom fabric outside&insidefrom raincoat materia
Will be fine: Simple cleaning of bags to store infant clothing will be fine. Shake out any crumbs etc followed by damp wiping and allow to air dry soap and water works well on most surfaces. ...Read more
No: A Malecot catheter is more typically used to drain the kidney via a passage through the back or the bladder through a suprapubic passage. It has soft extended flanges at its tip to help hold it in place. A Foley catheter has a smooth rounded tip and is inserted into the urethra to drain the bladder ...Read more
Anal HPV go through condoms? If I put a hole on cling film, put penis through hole, put condom on penis with bits of cling film in condom. 100% safe?
Nothing is 100% safe: Nothing is 100% safe aside from abstinence. ...Read more
Entire Large intestines & rectum removed. Brooke Ileostomy created. Can Brooke Ileostomy later be reversed using the rectal stump?
Your PMD..: Your PMD/Surgeon will answer it better.....too many variables ......not disclosed. ...Read more
Can a warm, wet washcloth compressed against the penis trigger ejaculation? Is this used in hospital care?
When spraying water from hand held bidet to clean anus and penis hole in toilet does water enter the blood stream in anus or penis from bidet spray?
Low pressure, low...: Low pressure means low risk of fluids getting into one's body; means no worries. Low water pressure would be similar to taking a bath, where the tap water is presumed clean and safe. Also, a person can spray from a hand-held bidet at 45-90 degrees with respect to any bodily openings... which means avoid aiming directly into a bodily hole, but rather aiming at a 45-90 degree angle. ...Read more