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What could happen if urinary catheter inflow and outflow tubes are switched around and incorrectly inserted?

What could happen if urinary catheter inflow and outflow tubes are switched around and incorrectly inserted?

This may happen...: I assumed you mean using a 3-way indwelling catheter. If so, connecting the inflowing irrigation fluid to the large pore will soon develop severe bladder distention and make the patient go through roof. Normally, the irrigating fluid is supposed to be connected to the smaller pore. Such professional oddity has rarely happened so it's worthwhile to pay attention to the details of the procedures. ...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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What could happen if urinary catheter inflow and outflow tubes were switched around and incorrectly inserted?

What could happen if urinary catheter inflow and outflow tubes were switched around and incorrectly inserted?

A 3-way catheter?: Only the 3-way catheter has inflow and outflow channel with smaller caliber for inflow and larger caliber for outflow. So, if mistakenly connected, the bladder will be quickly and severely distended with severe bladder pain - unbearable. If the irrigation inflow is higher than 100 cm of gravitation, bladder rupture may potentially occur. More? Contact www.HealthTap.com/dr-Lin with RQPWJC to login ...Read more

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How often do g-tube be changed (tube is Foley catheter)?

How often do g-tube be changed (tube is Foley catheter)?

Every 3-6 months: If your g tube is functioning properly every 6 months is fine. If you've had problems with clogging, 3 months is better. ...Read more

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Is an enema bag with the tube good for bladder enema? Or does it have to have a catheter? Ones that are use specifically for that.

Is an enema bag with the tube good for bladder enema? Or does it have to have a catheter? Ones that are use specifically for that.

I : I am not sure if i understand your question correctly. An enema tube and bag is specifically designed for use in the rectum, to try to help resolve constipation. It would not be a sterile device. A urinary bladder catheter is a different device used to help empty the urinary bladder. A urinary catheter would be longer, softer, usually sterile, and designed specifically for the urinary system. Unclean catheters could cause urinary bladder infections. You would not want to use an enema tube for a urinary bladder condition, if i understand your question correctly. ...Read more

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I had my urethra rebuilt about seven weeks ago and I still have a catheter in. How long does it take for the scar tissue to form around the tube?

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I had my urethra rebuilt about seven weeks ago and I still have a catheter in. How long does it take for the scar tissue to form around the tube?

Here are some ....: The duration for indwelling catheter after open urethrolasty for urethral stricture widely varies depending on the nature of tissue, length & location of stricture, surgeon's observation and experience, etc. So, please direct this specific question to your surgeon since others' would be unfair and unrealistic for your individual circumstance and need. Work with Doc and best wish ... ...Read more

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Have a urinary catheter I have to keep in for a week. In the tube my urine looks yellow but in the bag it looks orange.

Have a urinary catheter I have to keep in for a week. In the tube my urine looks yellow but in the bag it looks orange.

Normal: Urine can look all different shades of yellow and orange depending upon your hydration. Often the bag urine will look different colored be caused it is a large quantity of urine. Also depends the background...put the tube or bag up against a white background to get the true color. Also some medications (pyridium) can make your urine different colors. I think everything you are describing is normal ...Read more

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Is a catheter inserted during a d and c? Also, if it is done under ga do they put in a breathing tube?

Is a catheter inserted during a d and c? Also, if it is done under ga do they put in a breathing tube?

See below: A urinary catheter is frequently briefly placed but not left in during the procedure or in the recovery room. Ga can be done either with a breathing tube or a laryngeal mask. ...Read more

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As a diagnostic procedure, a catheter (thin tube) can be inserted into a heart chamber and the pressures there, true?

As a diagnostic procedure, a catheter (thin tube) can be inserted into a heart chamber and the pressures there, true?

True: You've described a "heart catheterization" exactly as it would appear on the consent form! (i know you've run out of room: the rest of the line is, "and the pressures are measured there."). ...Read more

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How long after folie catheter removal before a full erection is possible normally. It has been 5 days and I currently have a s.p.c. Could that effect?

How long after folie catheter removal before a full erection is possible normally.  It has been 5 days and I currently have a s.p.c. Could that effect?

Here are some ...: If you had a fully functional penis before procedures for S.P.C. and urethral Foley's catheter insertion, I would not rush to worry about the return of erection but give time to recover since the negative effects from anesthesia, notably from general anesthesia, may widely vary and linger, especially when SPC is still in and may cause irritation interfering the process of achieving erection. ...Read more