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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? I'm 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? I'm 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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I am having a urinary catheter can break your hymen?

I am having a urinary catheter can break your hymen?

Separate locations: You may not actually see the structures easily but the pee hole is physically separate from your vaginal opening. It is located forward and above it. There would be no reason the urinary catheter would come in contact with your hymen. ...Read more

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Is it thought of as dangerous to remove foley's urinary catheter with out deflating the ballon?

Yes: D not remove the catheter without deflating the balloon as this could damage your urethra (the tube that drains your bladder). The balloon can be deflated by simply cutting the entire catheter but consult with your doctor first. ...Read more

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What is differance between foly, silicon and foly silicon urinary catheter? And for what can be use?

Same thing: You describe the same thing; a foley is a urunary catheter, sometimes made of silocone, and is placed in the urethra ; used to drain out the urinary bladder. Often these are used during or after an operation or if there is urinary blockage from an enlarged prostate. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Here are some..: You should direct this Q to whoever will deliver your baby; don't be afraid to ask since he/she knows the "best" for your individual need. Besides, it is nice to know that professional experience and practice may widely vary. Best wish to delivery... ...Read more

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What is the best sleep position with a urinary catheter?

What is the best sleep position with a urinary catheter?

Catheters: Basically, the one that is most comfortable for you. It is best to have the foley catheter secured to the outside thigh to reduce traction on the catheter which can cause pain and/or bleeding. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens when you ejaculate with a urinary catheter in place?

Could you tell me what happens when you ejaculate with a urinary catheter in place?

Slight discomfort: Nothing specific that is different than usual, the presence of the catheter will likely cause some discomfort during ejaculation, but should be brief and mild. ...Read more

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What is a urinary catheter?

Catheter: A flexible tube placed into the bladder through the urethra for the purpose of draining urine from the bladder. ...Read more

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Can I ride a bicycle with a urinary catheter in?

Yes: It probably will not be the most comfortable thing to do and you will need to increase fluids to prevent irritation and bleeding and may want to put lubricating jelly near entrance to help the slight movement of catheter during bike riding. ...Read more

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How to find how long of a urinary catheter you need?

They are standard: Sized. It is only placed as far as it needs to go. The remainder stays outside of the body. ...Read more

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What is getting a urinary catheter like? Is it painful?

Some discomfort, but: Inserting catheter through urethra to urinary bladder is common for inability to empty bladder in daily living or after surgery affecting urination, is done out of medical necessity for your bladder long-term protection, and always bears some its inherent expected discomfort with a degree widely varying with coping ability, but usually tolerable after understanding & accepting life real reality. ...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), urinary ...Read more