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Doctor insights on: Do They Usually Shave Women Before They Insert A Urinary Catheter

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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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How is a urinary catheter actually inserted?

How is a urinary catheter actually inserted?

Through urethra: Genital area and tip of urethra is disinfected and urethral tract anesthetized by Lidocaine or another local anesthetic. Urinary catheter is than slowly advanced in urethra till in enters the bladder. ...Read more

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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

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What could happen if urinary catheter inflow and outflow tubes were switched around and incorrectly inserted?

A 3-way catheter?: Only the 3-way catheter has inflow and outflow channel with smaller caliber for inflow and larger caliber for outflow. So, if mistakenly connected, the bladder will be quickly and severely distended with severe bladder pain - unbearable. If the irrigation inflow is higher than 100 cm of gravitation, bladder rupture may potentially occur. More? Contact www.HealthTap.com/dr-Lin with RQPWJC to login ...Read more

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Do I need to shave before using a urinary catheter?

Do I need to shave before using a urinary catheter?

No: However, skin cleansing is crucial to prevent infection. If hair is unusually excessive in a way that interferes with catheterization path then trimming it or shaving may be needed. ...Read more

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19/female urinary catheter due to retention. Bloody catheter & burning sensation. been tested for UTI & its negative - any idea how to stop the pain?

Need to know cause: It is not normal to have urinary retention at age 19 unless you have other medical issues. The key here is to identify the underlying cause of your urinary retention. This way a catheter can be avoided. See a Urologist or a Urogynecologist to determine what is going on and what the next steps might be. ...Read more

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Will it hurt getting a female urinary catheter ? I know it will be uncomfortable but will it sting or burn? Im 18 and its for a VCUG

Will it hurt getting a female urinary catheter ? I know it will be uncomfortable but will it sting or burn?

Im 18 and its for a VCUG

No not at all: no it will not hurt first they will make it very comfortable for you and second it is embarrassing but not painful they do this every day ,the staff knows your are anxious about it and they know how to keep you and make you more comfortable. ...Read more

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Urinary (Definition)

Any subject, be it anatomy, physiology, or object pertaining to urine. For example: urinary tract (anatomy), urinary catheter (object), ...Read more