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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


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How often can you clean the bags for a urinary catheter?

How often can you clean the bags for a urinary catheter?

Catheters: There is no practical way to clean a catheter drainage bag on the inside. If the catheter is long term, i generally recommend changing the bag when the catheter is changed every 4 weeks. ...Read more

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Does catheter have to be used in baby w/ third UTI for culture if was used 4 1st uti. 1 bag contaminindicated showed white cells? 2nd bag culture -

Does catheter have to be used in baby w/ third UTI for culture if was used 4 1st uti. 1 bag contaminindicated showed  white cells?  2nd bag culture -

No, if baby's fine: If a baby is all fine, parents can find a private doctor who can carefully clean the genital area, stick on a urine bag, wait to collect the fresh pee, separate it into the proper containers, and send it to the lab. If negative, the result is valid. If positive with a single bacteria, the result may still be valid. If the result is uncertain, a catheter can be used to repeat the urine culture. ...Read more

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My mom has anthem blue cross PPO CA covered. She needs a urinary catheter done once a week. What do I search to have this done, who can perform this?

My mom has anthem blue cross PPO CA covered. She needs a urinary catheter done once a week. What do I search to have this done, who can perform this?

See MD: I do not understand the need for a catheter once a week--if she needs a catheter to release urine, she would need to do this several times a day. See MD and clarify circumstances, Ask doctor's office about insurance questions. ...Read more

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Fixed urinary catheter for man it touched cut wrist and so did his urine covered hand HIV or hepatitis risk?

Fixed urinary catheter for man it touched cut wrist and so did his urine covered hand HIV or hepatitis risk?

Extremely low: Unless the patient is known to be hiv/hepatitis positive and his urine contaminated broken skin and even then the risk of acquiring both is negligible if any, since HIV concentration in the urine is very small. Hep. B/c is not even eliminated in the urine. ...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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I have a catheter and constantly have the urge to pee even though there is pee in the bag. Is this how it's supposed to feel or is there something wrong?

Catheter : It depends largely on why you have an indwelling catheter. Catheters themselves are irritating. Conditions requiring catheters such as acute utis also cause irritative symptoms. See a urologist for complete evaluation. ...Read more

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Is an enema bag with the tube good for bladder enema? Or does it have to have a catheter? Ones that are use specifically for that.

Is an enema bag with the tube good for bladder enema? Or does it have to have a catheter? Ones that are use specifically for that.

I : I am not sure if i understand your question correctly. An enema tube and bag is specifically designed for use in the rectum, to try to help resolve constipation. It would not be a sterile device. A urinary bladder catheter is a different device used to help empty the urinary bladder. A urinary catheter would be longer, softer, usually sterile, and designed specifically for the urinary system. Unclean catheters could cause urinary bladder infections. You would not want to use an enema tube for a urinary bladder condition, if i understand your question correctly. ...Read more

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