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Doctor insights on: Complications After Catheter Removal

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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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Recovery time after surgery to remove renal cyst?

Recovery time after surgery to remove renal cyst?

Depends : On what do you call recovery? Also depends on open vs laporoscopic, age , other medical problems. In healthy adult with laporoscopic surgery 4-7 days. ...Read more

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Pain after stint removal for kidney stone surgery?

Pain after stint removal for kidney stone surgery?

Can be normal: After removing a stent following ureteroscopy, it may feel like a "stone" is still there. This usually resolves within 48 hours and is a result of swelling in the "kidney tube". Use pain relievers as prescribed and it should improve with time. If it doesn't, you are having fevers above 101 f or have nonstop nausea/vomiting, then seek medical attention. ...Read more

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I'm having laproscopic surgery for gall bladder removal, will my wounds be glued or stitched?

I'm having laproscopic surgery for gall bladder removal, will my wounds be glued or stitched?

Ask your surgeon: After any surgery, wounds can be closed with suture or staples. Even with 'glue', there are typically sutures under the skin. ...Read more

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How do they remove a stent placed after kidney stone removal surgery?

How do they remove a stent placed after kidney stone removal surgery?

Two ways: If the stent is left with a long "string" if intended to be short term, this can be grasped and pulled out easily. If there is no visible string, an office procedure to retrieve it with a flexible fiberoptic scope (cystoscopy) is a rapid and relatively painless method to remove the stent. ...Read more

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How long after heart surgery are stitches removed?

How long after heart surgery are stitches removed?

Variable: Many of us use subcutiular absorbable, non removable sutures. Skin stitches and staples may be removed at 7-10 days depending on the tissue and its appearance, . ...Read more

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Infection in the wound after radical prostrate removal?

Infection in the wound after radical prostrate removal?

Wound infection: I'm unclear on your question. If you believe that the wound is becoming infected you certainly should show it to the urologist who performed the surgery. ...Read more

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How long is the recovery period after keloid surgery removal?

How long is the recovery period after keloid surgery removal?

Keloid : Really depends on where the surgery was performed. Keloids develop on the chest and shoulders so it it not uncommon after for them to need weeks to heal properly depending and the size and depth. ...Read more

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Had gall bladder removal surgery (laprascopic) developed ascites afterwards, is that possible?

Had gall bladder removal surgery (laprascopic) developed ascites afterwards, is that possible?

Unusual: Should see and ask your surgeon. Fluid intraperitoneally may just be from fluid (irrigation) used during surgery . But other possibilities include bile leak or bleeding or pancreatitis, if you are not improving, get followup and find out what the ascites is and why you have it- underlying liver disease , heart failure etc. ...Read more

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Are stitches removed after varicocele surgery?

Are stitches  removed after varicocele surgery?

Sometimes: If all the stitches are plaed under the skin they will not be removed. If they can be seen they will be removed after an appropriate period of time, usually 7 to 10 days. ...Read more

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What are normal complications after gallbladder removal?

What are normal complications after gallbladder removal?

Long list: There is a long list of a potential complication from gallbladder surgery do you mean what would you expect your body will do or complication that could happen during surgery and you might be feeling it now after surgery patient will feel tired, drained, fatigue some might not tolerate specific food some will have diarrhea some will have constipation some will have more pain than others ? ...Read more

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Male 73 laparoscopic hernia surgery with mesh used is leg swelling common after surgery?

Male 73 laparoscopic hernia surgery with mesh used is leg swelling common after surgery?

No, not common: You should consult with your surgeon. You might have developed deep venous thrombophlebitis. It could be a serious condition. ...Read more

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Does cataract recur after the operation?

Does cataract recur after the operation?

No: But some residual lens cells can migrate over the capsule holding the artificial lens and should be lasered when visually significant. ...Read more

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How long can you bleed after Foley catheter is removed?

How long can you bleed after Foley catheter is removed?

A few days: It may take several days for the bleeding and irritation to resolve after a foley catheter removal. If the symptoms persist, you may need a further evaluation. ...Read more

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I had surgery to remove 2 stones in ureter after surgery developed urinoma from ruptured ureter, stent in place for 19 days will rupture heal itself?

I had surgery to remove 2 stones in ureter after surgery developed urinoma from ruptured ureter, stent in place for 19 days will rupture heal itself?

Injured Ureter: The ureter has an excellent blood supply thus much more often than not it completely heals. The greater concern is the development of a narrowing (stricture) . Usually a month or so after the stent is removed an imaging study should be performed. ...Read more

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How are stitches removed or dissolved after a corneal transplant?

How are stitches removed or dissolved after a corneal transplant?

Removed: Nylon sutures are typically used which are non-absorbable so they have to be removed. ...Read more

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Had colostomy surgery for colon/bladder fistula. Have a super pubic catheter from previous. Since surgery the cath hasn't drained - bladder flush?

Had colostomy surgery for colon/bladder fistula. Have a super pubic catheter from previous. Since surgery the cath hasn't drained - bladder flush?

Call your surgeon: While it seems likely that flushing may resolve a suprapubic catheter that is not draining, it is critical that you contact your surgeon for advise. This it sounds like the surgery was fairly recent and because your repair may be adversely affected if the flush is done incorrectly (and if the flushing does not work, your surgeon will need to see you anyways), best to put him/her on alert. ...Read more

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