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Doctor insights on: Catheter Leg Bags

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I'm wondering can the Foley catheter connect directly to a leg drainage bag?

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

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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Aching throughout leg a week after cardiac catheter ablation? The leg below the catheter insertion point, down to the foot. Mild aching but annoying.

Maybe: You have a large clot in hour groin from the catheter or maybe it was from an odd positioning of your leg during the procedure . At ant rate it does not sound serious since it is just an annoying ache. It's really hard to tell without knowing more about where in your leg it aches, if constant or not. Have you tried tylenol (acetaminophen) ? Hope you feel better ! ...Read more

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Had a catheter ablation in 2002 and i am a 30yr female.why does an exercise as tabata fit irritate my leg still causing soreness, muscle ache&etc.?

Had a catheter ablation in 2002 and i am a 30yr female.why does an exercise as tabata fit irritate my leg still causing soreness, muscle ache&etc.?

Leg soreness: this probably has nothing to do with the catheter ablation unless it has been present since the procedure was done if it persists you should be examined by your primary doctor and perhaps further testing is in order ...Read more

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Is groin/leg pain a few days after a heart catheterization common?

Yes: Yes, this is fairly common and will usually resolve over the next two weeks with no intervention. However, rarely damage to the artery at the groin site can lead to a fistula or recurrent hematomas and if the pain persists it should be evaluated by a doctor. ...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