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How long does post bladder catheter pain last after they take out the catheter?

How long does post bladder catheter pain last after they take out the catheter?

Variable: The catheter can irritate the urethra causing burning with urination. This pain should be self limiting but if persistent for more than a few days, an infection may have set in. See your doctor if this is true. ...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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How long should catheter removal pain last, still have a burning when I go to the bathroom?

How long should catheter removal pain last, still have a burning when I go to the bathroom?

Urinalysis: If you were catheterized, you may have a urinary tract infection. There can be some irritation after catheter removal but if your symptoms persist you need a urinalysis to rule out an infection. I advise seeing your doctor. ...Read more

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Does a Foley catheter cause pain and infection always?

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

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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? .

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

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Would having a supra pubic catheter cause any pain, especially in urethra and on urination urethrally.

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

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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?

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

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Can you tell me is a catheter supposed to cause pain?

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

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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

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28 years old ,,,chest pain,,,normal catheter just spasm while inject,,,worsens some times by drinking cold water,,,improve a little by burp?

Esophageal: Your symptoms are classic for esophageal origin - esophagitis and/or spasm. Nitro helps this but a proton pump inhibitor like omeprazole (over the counter) is more likely to promote healing. ...Read more

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What is a hickman catheter?

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

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How do they put a catheter in?

Be more specific. : Would depend on what type of catheter and into what it's being placed. ...Read more

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How do you use a catheter yourself?

Let me advise you: There are some differerances if you male or female.
For male i will recommend this article.
http://urology.iupui.edu/img/pdfs/selfcathmale06.pdf
for female I am recommend this article.
http://www.drugs.com/cg/how-to-catheterize-yourself-woman.html
good luck. ...Read more

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How can you tell what size catheter you need?

How can you tell what size catheter  you need?

For adults the sizes: Are fairly standard and should pass without difficulty. If issues, you should see a urologist. (i assume you meant urinary catheters?). ...Read more

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Is there any pain when a catheter is taken out?

Is there any pain when a catheter is taken out?

A little.: I am assuming it is a urinary catheter you are asking about. It will be a little painful coming out, but will feel much better once you have it out. Some patients say it does not hurt at all. ...Read more

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Can a nurse force you to have a catheter placed?

Can a nurse force you to have a catheter placed?

No: Nobody can force you to do anything with your body as long as you are in a right mind. ...Read more

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When am I supposed to flush my piccline catheter?

When am I supposed to flush my piccline catheter?

Depends: On type of catheter. Call your doctor or his nurse. May need home health nurse to help at first. ...Read more

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Which, if any, catheter will be best for my child?

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

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How can a woman deal with postop catheter problems?

How can a woman deal with postop catheter problems?

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

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What is the definition or description of: catheter?

What is the definition or description of: catheter?

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

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What must I know about caring for a piccline catheter?

Get help : From home health nurse or call your doctors nurse for info. Each patient may be different. ...Read more

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When must I seek help when caring for a picc catheter?

Swelling: If there are signs of infection for sure but also if you develop swelling in that arm. ...Read more

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In what cases would a female need a permanent catheter?

In what cases would a female need a permanent catheter?

Usually related: To issues with the inability to empty the bladder appropriately. This often occurs with spinal cord injuries but also neurodegenerative diseases like multiple sclerosis, all that can cause a neurogenic bladder. ...Read more

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What is an aquapheresis catheter for or why is it needed?

What is an aquapheresis catheter for or why is it needed?

Aquapheresis: To remove excess salt & water from the body, in patients with fluid overload, such as in heart failure, liver cirrhosis & some kidney diseases. ...Read more

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Could it be appropriate to shave before getting a catheter?

It is not required : It is not required to shave if you are getting a urinary catheter.But if you shave your pubic hair for some other reason than it is ok. ...Read more

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When am I supposed to change the bandage on my piccline catheter?

Picc line bandage: Your bandage on your picc line should be changed by a health professional like a nurse. There are protocols on the frequency and method of those changes. ...Read more