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Possible to get repeated positive UTI results and get a negative one using clean catch catheter? Meaning sample getting contaminated when not donewcat
Yes: Be sure to gently cleanse the the area on and around the urethra and do the sample mid stream into a sterile container. ...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
My boyfriends catheter just came out. He is scheduled to have it removed on monday. What should we do? It is not bleeding, i cleaned the area and put a bandage on it. It does have a small amount of seeping.
There is not enough information for us to be able to answer this question. Could you please clarify where the catheter was going and what it was draining. I assume it is draining urine, and is likely in the bladder but clarifying whether this catheter went in through the penis or the abdomen would be helpful.
Also, it would be helpful to know why the catheter was placed. Is the catheter new or chronic, temporary or permanent, did he recently have surgery, did he have difficulty urinating?
Sorry, wish we could be more help. ...Read more
What should be done if a lot of stool gets on Foley catheter tubing? It must be touched to be cleaned?
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?
After a stroke, my dad has a catheter. After 1 mth he had a UTI, it blocked with blood clots and they cleaned it, but when they stop cleaning it, the clots restart. Why is this happening?
Enlarged prostate after a stroke, taking medication to reduce, has a catheter, bleeding of the prostate, cancer has been ruled out by the urologist, cleaning with saline bags. How long could this last?
Common senario: It's not uncommon for an older man to experience a worsening of prostate enlargement symptoms while ill and hospitalized. Enlarged prostates often have varicose veins associated with them. Many times after a stroke, patients are placed on anticoagulant medications which cause or worsen bleeding from the prostatic varices. Often, saline irrigation is used to clear the bladder of clots. The situation should be temporary and should improve as his medical condition improves ...Read more
Soap and water:
Simple soap and water should do fine.
Soaking in soapy water is also fine. ...Read more
Doing clean intermitent catheterization for chronic retention. Forgot to activate lubricant on cath. Slight blood on tip on removal. Is normal?
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
Depends: A catheter is a plastic tube. It can be placed in many different organs for many different purposes. You should discuss the specifics of your situation with your doctor. It is always better to not have a catheter if one is not needed as they are always an infection risk, however they are needed for care in many different medical conditions. ...Read more
Too vague: Please re-ask and be more specific about what you would like to know. For an in-depth discussion consider discussing with your medical provider or asking a provider on Healthtap Prime or Concierge. ...Read more
Thin plastic tube: 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 to drain urine etc.. ...Read more
Not meant to: But it may. Catheters are inserted for specific reasons, but unfortunately most of the time they can cause discomfort to severe pain. ...Read more
Get help : From home health nurse or call your doctors nurse for info. Each patient may be different. ...Read more
Swelling: If there are signs of infection for sure but also if you develop swelling in that arm. ...Read more
Pain: Adequate lubricationGet a more detailed answer ›