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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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Dad has a condom catheter. I noticed the drainage tube is full. Is this normal? Urine is in bag too but thought tube normally empty.
Condom cath: Gravity impacts the flow in tube to the bag...Back flow from the bag to the tube should not be possible. ...Read more
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
Is a catheter inserted during a d and c? Also, if it is done under ga do they put in a breathing tube?
My catheter got real uncomfortable and I finally urinated around it(painfully) after that I felt relief and it started draining again. What causes thi?
Could be blocked: urinary catheter could be blocked by a clot or a kink.or You may be experiencing bladder spasmcaused by the ballon in your bladder which holds the catheter in place. Make sure you clean your hands before you check your catheter check if there are any kinks in tubes look in the urine sack for any changes in color of urine and call you doctor for help with the spasm there are medications for that ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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