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What can be done to minimize the pain of folley catheter insertion and removal? I recall this experience as the most unbearably painful event.

What can be done to minimize the pain of folley catheter insertion and removal?  I recall this experience as the most unbearably painful event.

Folley: I fully understand your concern. A Lidocaine gel can be used during insertion to help minimize the discomfort. Removal is not as painful as insertion is. A pill of Ibuprofen or Naproxen prior to that may help numb up the experience. ...Read more

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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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Someone said I can get a PE because of poor technique from a IV catheter insertion in my forearm. Is this true?

Someone said I can get a PE because of poor technique from a IV catheter insertion in my forearm. Is this true?

PE arm uv: well true but very very rare. I have been doom medicine for 50 years and never seen one. We'll make that I have never recognized one. So how did this issue come up?j ...Read more

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Help please! is bleeding common after urethral catheter insertion?

Help please! is bleeding common after urethral catheter insertion?

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

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What is the definition or description of: dialysis catheter insertion?

What is the definition or description of: dialysis catheter insertion?

See below: A dialysis catheter is a conduit to access either the blood stream or the peritoneal cavity to enable to performance of dialysis. Hemodialysis catheters can be acute or temporary or chronic and in that case tunnelled under the skin. Peritoneal catheters are always tunnelled and enter the abdominal wall. Insertion is done with local anesthesia under ultrasound guidance or surgically. ...Read more

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How common is it to start bleeding from urethra, a week after catheter insertion?

Catheters: Depends on why the catheter was inserted, whether it is still in place and numerous other factors , including gender. Unlikely to be a highly significant problem, but recommend you discuss it with the physician who placed the catheter. ...Read more

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Can miscarriage be caused by an incorrect insertion of a catheter.I had a u/s viste where they used a catheter after i left i had bleeding n had a m/c?

Can miscarriage be caused by an incorrect insertion of a catheter.I had a u/s viste where they used a catheter after i left i had bleeding n had a m/c?

What catheter?: Pelvic ultrasound during pregnancy do not require any catheter placement. Gynecologic ultrasounds may employ an intrauterine catheter, but those types of exams should never be performed during pregnancy (a negative urine pregnancy test is required before the catheter placement). Please clarify! ...Read more

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Is it safe to use benzocaine gel before insertion of a Foley catheter?

Is it safe to use  benzocaine gel before insertion of a Foley catheter?

Yes: There is a Lidocaine jelly which can be used intraurethrally prior to insertion of a foley catheter or cystoscopic procedure done under local anesthesia. The comfort level of the patient is noticeably better with the injection of the jelly into the urethra, placement of a penile clamp for men, and waiting 5 minutes prior to insertion of the foley or cystoscope. ...Read more

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I had a catheter ablation performed two days ago, and the bruise around the groin insertion site has grown to over 5 inches in diameter.

I had a catheter ablation performed two days ago, and the bruise around the groin insertion site has grown to over 5 inches in diameter.

Bruises from cath: There is bruising associated with the manipulation of the catheter that can continue to make its way to the surface for days after the fact. Do not be alarmed. ...Read more

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Can periodic catheter insertion for few minutes n dr office dilate urethra or bladder neck slightly for period of time? Only effective med too costly

Can periodic catheter insertion for few minutes n dr office dilate urethra or bladder neck slightly for period of time? Only effective med too costly

YES: Yes you will need that procedure to help urinary flow . If you can not afford medication write to the company, most of them have special plans to help the people who can not afford them . Speak to your doctor. ...Read more