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Do Prostate Infections Make It More Painful To Have A Urinary Catheter
The prostate is a gland that lies at the base of the bladder and surrounding a segment of urethra. It secretes a milky fluid that is discharged by excretory ducts into the urethra during the emission of semen. It is clinically important because enlargement of the prostate with age, and prostate cancer are two common ...Read more
Yes: Especially if the balloon was still inflated! ...Read more
I am going to have a urinary catheter when I deliver my baby in about an hour does it hurt to push when it is in and what is it for ?
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
Frail elderly male with high fever, suspect is bladder infection due to catheter. What is Tx and how long will he need the catheter? Prostate issue.
Antibiotics: Treatment of a urinary tract infection due to a catheter is usually antibiotics (oral or IV) and a catheter change (or removal). There is no way for me to know how long he will need the catheter. Some men with prostate issues require catheters long-term but I don't know this specific case. Best wishes! ...Read more
UTI caused by Foley: Foley catheters are commonly used to drain the bladder when patients are unable to void on their own. If the catheters are put in improperly or left in too long, a bladder infection may occur. They are usually treated by removal of the catheter and treatment with antibiotics. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Who would make the decision about whether on not i get a urinary catheter, the anesthesiologist or surgeon?
Foreign body: 1) bacteria located at ou just within urinary opening get pushed up into the bladder, and can occur every time catheter is introduced. 2) everyone with an indwelling catheter will eventually get a uti, takes longer if on antibiotics, but no bladder is immune. Bacteria work their way up between catheter and urethral lining. 3) catheter can be seed for stone formation, also damages bladder lining. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...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
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