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Catheter Damage To Urethra
The canal through which urine exits the bladder, discharging the urine externally. In men, it is about 20-cm long with a membranous, prostatic, bulbar, and pendulous segments ending at the glans penis; it gives passage to the spermatic fluid as well as urine. In the female, the urethra is about 4 cm long & in close relation with the anterior ...Read more
What are symptoms of damage to urethra, bladder or ureter after urethral stent removal and is there a way to determine damage without imaging?
Stent removal: If you are referring to a ureteral stent removal there are very few side effects associated with their removal. The length of time they were indwelling could have an effect on whether they are encrusted with stone or not. Imaging with I.V. Dye and cystoscopy would be appropriate if symptoms remained after 3 to 4 weeks from removal. ...Read more
Yes, but...: Everything comes with a price; so is shockwae lithotripsy (eswl) or any act of medical care. Experience confirmed the degree of damage is limited and usually not clinically significant within the recommended 2500-3000 shocks. Despite the consequence of rx, practicing healthy lifestyle with no overindulgence and obsession will surely help all willing persons to live a long life. ...Read more
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
Prostate: It enters through the prostate. Remember the prostate is like a donut. The donut hole is part of the urethra, called the prostatic urethra. ...Read more
1.Can functionality of bladder return after inability to empty bladder completely? 2.Does clamping Foley help to retrain bladder?
Possibly. : Whether bladder function can improve or not depends on the reason for the loss of function, the severity, and duration. See your urologist or a specialist in voiding dysfunction. The strategies that tend to work best involve clean intermittent catheterization, where your progress in emptying the bladder can be tracked. But ultimately, the plan should be developed based on your clinical situation. ...Read more
Can bacteria from urethra spread to vas deferens and infect it, resulting in permanent scars and blockage in vas deferen?
If bacteria from the urethra enter the vas deferens, will it infect it and cause scars and blockage to the vas deferens?
Repetative question: You have been asking questions about your vas deferens for several weeks. You're obviously obsessed with it. See one of my previous replies about epididymitis. Most likely nothing is wrong, but in any case you'll never get a conclusive answer on a forum like this. It's time to move on and stop asking; discuss with your own doctor. ...Read more
Not normally: Normal masturbation does not cause damage. Likewise, normal sexual intercourse does not cause damage. That means using good technique, and of course, as with all things in life, do everything in moderation. Even too much of a good thing can become a problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can an inbedded bladder infection cause bladder to hold less urine? can it affect urodynamics results
Here are some ...: "Inbedded bladder infection" in your mind may refer to bacterial bladder infection which is difficult to eradicate leading to chronic inflammation of bladder lining and its muscles. If so, bladder functional capacity may diminish and be demonstrated in urodynamic study. Since some patients with chronic condition in an organ may oftentimes have disorders in other sites of body resulting in altering ...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