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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
No: A Foley catheter can cause urethral discomfort and bladder spasms, and can increase the risk for infection, but this is not always the case. Current catheter systems are usually closed and have a lower infection rate, but the rate is still higher than no catheter at all. Medications can be used to counter the pain, but removal of the catheter as soon as possible is best. ...Read more
2day Father had surgery removed cyst from bladder. In pain has catheter is pain normal. Can't urinate as well is pain from surgery or catheter? .
Talk with surgeon: Details are important, such as: how much is he drinking or getting in IV fluids, how much urine was coming out per hour earlier, is there blood or clots in the catheter, did urine stop coming out of the catheter (is it blocked), what kind of pain medications is he supposed to be taking, is he supposed to adjust the dosing, is his pain too high compared to other patients with a similar surgery,... ...Read more
Would having a supra pubic catheter cause any pain, especially in urethra and on urination urethrally.
Possibly: A suprapubic tube is a catheter inserted into the bladder through the lower front abdominal wall. It may cause bladder spasms and a sense of urethral discomfort if the catheter balloon and tip of the catheter migrate near the base of the bladder. Talk to your urologist if this continues. You should also make sure to get urine checked for infection. ...Read more
How long will it take to feel like i did preradical robot assisted prostatecomy.1/18/13. Now have constant penile pain .Catheter?Bruising?Blood flow?
Rad prostatectomy: Your question is not clear. If you are talking about regaining your erections, will take anywhere from 6-24 months if they are going to come back. In the meantime, you can try pump, medications to rehabilitate your penis. If you have a catheter still, that can cause penile pain. ...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
Last yr i had an angiogram and now have severe groin pain where catheter was inserted. Cant walk due to pain.
Urgent Medical Need: This is abnormal. The fact that the pain is so severe that you cannot walk tells me you need to be seen by your physician urgently. ...Read more
28 years old ,,,chest pain,,,normal catheter just spasm while inject,,,worsens some times by drinking cold water,,,improve a little by burp?
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
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 ›
A short time: A few hours to a few days would be usual. ...Read more
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