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The canal through which urine exits the bladder, discharging the urine externally. In men, it is about 20-cm long with a membranous, prostatic, bulbar, and pendulous segments ending at the glans penis; it gives passage to the spermatic fluid as well as urine. In the female, the urethra is about 4 cm long & in close relation with the anterior ...Read more
No: But there may be inflammation, strictures, or other diseases in the lower urinary tract that can bleed. Also more likely to have hematuria if patient is taking a blood thinner, ie aspirin, plavix, coumadin, (warfarin) etc. The catheter also may not be a good fit or well lubricated for insertion. ...Read more
Is it normal to have small urine volume and burning feeling after removing urethral catheter. and what is good for chronic constipation for elders?
Common: When the catheter is removed there is some irritation around the urethral sphincter which causes a little burning until healed and also stimulates your urgency to urinate so you will do it more often and thus the volume is low each time. Constipation is complex. You can modify the diet, uses fiber supplements like Metamucil and various products to stimulate the colon. ...Read more
What is the reason that urethral tears heal with a catheter but urethral stricture requires surgery and other measures?
Diffrent problems: A urethral tear is helped by the catheter becuause it seals off the tear, prevents bleeding and keeps down swelling that can obstruct flow. A stricture is scar tissue that has formed after the healing process is complete. Scar tissue formation is a normal part of the healing process. In some pts too much scar tissue forms and obstructs flow.Surgery to clesr out the scar is then necessary. ...Read more
Not first time: Clean intermittent self catheterization anywhere private, is acceptable method of bladder drainage, however there needs to be medical reason for catheterization in first place. Hence requirement for prescription. Can certainly have unlimited refills after initial prescription. ...Read more
Im having a urethral diverticulum surgery and getting a hole in my urethra fix how long is the recovery time? And how long do I wear the catheter?
Dr's job 2 tell U: Surgeon's responsibility to explain everything about indications for surgery, alternative operations, post-operative care, complication risk ; likelihood of success. There is simple cut-back procedure for a small distal diverticulum (spence-duckett) ; no catheter. Transvaginal approach with excision of 'tic, urethral ; vaginal closure + interposition of pedicle flap needs catheter about 10 days. ...Read more
I'm wearing a catheter for, 2 weeks... To dilute my urethra. My Urologists nurse gave me a combo medication called UTA. How often do I take it?
Check with Urologist: Take it as he instructed, you need to contact their office and ask the nurse. ...Read more
19 yr female. Had a catheter put in at the ER. Took 4 nurses, ER Dr., and 7 try's with small cath. Lots of blood, how long before my urethra heals?
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