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Do you have to have a catheter with every kind of surgery or just some?

Do you have to have a catheter with every kind of surgery or just some?

Some: It depends on the type of surgery. Longer surgical procedures, more complicated procedures, emergency surgery, or those people that may have multiple medical illnesses may have a urinary catheter. They catheter is usually removed soon after surgery. ...Read more

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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After each of 4surgeries & having a catheter my vaginal area is inflamed, itchy & seems to be peeling. Happens after every surgery! What is this?

After each of 4surgeries & having a catheter my vaginal area is inflamed, itchy & seems to be peeling. Happens after every surgery! What is this?

Yeast infection : You may have a yeast infection. Before each surgery, prophylactic systemic IV antibiotics may have been administered to decrease infection. Sometimes antibiotics throw off the balance of your vaginal flora and you get a yeast infection. Try over the counter treatment or see your OB/GYN if symptoms persist. See your MD right away if you have burning with urination because a UTI also possible. ...Read more

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I am having laproscopic gallbladder surgery and want toknow if i will have to have a catheter? I am 43 years old and have a very small penis and this issue is causing me a lot of worry. Thanks.

95% : 95% of patients having elective cholecystectomy in my practice do not require urinary catheterization. The procedure is usually short, less than 30 minutes and muscle relaxants usually wear off rapidly obviating urinary retention. The exceptions are usually elderly males with prostate enlargement and most of these patients are able to void prior to discharge using and in and out bladder drainage procedure. ...Read more

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I am having scoliosis surgery in the next week . Just been informed that i will need a catheter . Can i refuse one ?And does it hurt when they putitin

I am having scoliosis surgery in the next week . Just been informed that i will need a catheter . Can i refuse one ?And does it hurt when they putitin

See below: This is usually necessary to monitor the urine output during surgery especially spine surgery as this can take many hours. The catheter is placed usually after you were asleep so you will not feel it and is removed a day or two after surgery if uncomplicated. Good luck thank you. ...Read more

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When is a catheter necessary (during surgery) and when not please?

When is a catheter necessary (during surgery) and when not please?

Sometimes: Urinary catheters are needed for long procedures or ones that anticipate blood loss. Otherwise the bladder could become over distended. We also place them if we want to monitor urine output or watch for signs of blood in the urine when working close to the urinary tract. On average though we have cut way back on catheter use in the past 5 years as we know it reduces urinary infections. ...Read more

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Urine no sensation after a surgery. To recover this medical mistake I attempt 2,surgery. Still no sensation and still using catheter since last 2 yr?

It depends: It is really depend on what kind of surgery was done first time and why you end up with no sensation ant not what kind of surgery you had second time having a catheter for two years will make situation worst as far as feeling concern of course you need a temporary solution for your urine that coming I suggest something called Texas catheter or a condom catheter for now ...Read more

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Is a catheter needed for gallbladder surgery?

No: It depends on how big is the stones and if its obstructing the duct. ...Read more

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Do you need a Foley catheter for outpatient surgery?

Do you need a Foley catheter for outpatient surgery?

Depends: Often not, but it would depend on the type of surgery that you are having, and if the urinary bladder needed to be empty during surgery, or if the surgery may be a longer procedure. Ask your surgeon before the surgery. ...Read more

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Will i need a catheter for ACL surgery?

Will i need a catheter for ACL surgery?

Not usually: If you mean a catheter for your bladder the answer is not usually. Some surgeons have the anesthesia doctors (with the patient's permission) perform a nerve block on the operative lower extremity to help with postop pain control. Sometimes a small catheter is placed into the skin at the site of the nerve block to allow the numbing medicine to go in over a few days. ...Read more

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Do I need a catheter for my neck surgery?

Do I need a catheter for my neck surgery?

Depends on surgery: It all depends on the length of the surgery and the condition that you have in your neck. Would leave this up to the surgeon. Discuss this with him. ...Read more

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Is it possible that I have to use a catheter during appendix removal surgery?

Is it possible that I have to use a catheter during appendix removal surgery?

Yes, temporarily: The use of a foley catheter to drain the bladder during abdominal surgery is not uncommon. These are generally placed after anesthesia is given and removed within 24 hours after surgery. Occasionally the foley catheter is not used, but if the patient cannot urinate after surgery, catheterization may be required once or twice until the patient can urinate on their own. ...Read more

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During the robotic prostatectomy surgery, do they put the Foley catheter in before or during the surgery?

During the robotic prostatectomy surgery, do they put the Foley catheter in before or during the surgery?

Here are some ....: Insert one before the procedure to assist visualizing and "feeling" the urethra for transecting the urethra during the procedure. After that, the first one is removed and replaced with another one to assist connecting urethra to bladder neck and for postoperative care, just like open prostatectomy. At times, the same one can be used as long as it is not cut or damaged. For detail, ask Doc. ...Read more

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Do you need to wear a catheter during ACL reconstruction surgery?

Do you need to wear a catheter during ACL reconstruction surgery?

No: Routine acl reconstruction should take less than 90 minutes for an experienced surgeon. You should not need a catheter during surgery. Make sure you void before you go into the or. Many surgeons and hospitals use urinary catheters during surgery routinely. If it is a big concern for you talk about it with your doctor prior to surgery. ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal after bladder surgery? From remove a complication Foley catheter in male.

How long does it take to heal after bladder surgery? From remove a complication Foley catheter in male.

2 weeks: The question is not very clear, however assuming you had transurethral surgery to help remove a catheter it may take you a couple of weeks to feel better. ...Read more

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If I am able to walk the same day, or day after prostatectomy surgery why do they need to put in a catheter?

If I am able to walk the same day, or day after prostatectomy surgery why do they need to put in a catheter?

Urethra must heal: During a prostatectomy, the urethra has been cut and then sewn back together. Wearing a catheter (usually for about a week) allows the sewed-together parts of the urethra to heal. ...Read more

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I had surgery and it feels like a plastic piece from the catheter was left in my arm. Is that possible orb problem.

I had surgery and it feels like a plastic piece from the catheter was left in my arm. Is that possible orb problem.

Catchetet incomplete: Incomplete removal unlikely more often this pjs a thrombosed vein that feels hard usually this would absorb and disappears in a few weeks some get infected so watch out for this. ...Read more

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Im having a urethral diverticulum surgery and getting a hole in my urethra fix how long is the recovery time? And how long do I wear the catheter?

Im having a urethral diverticulum surgery and getting a hole in my urethra fix how long is the recovery time? And how long do I wear the catheter?

Dr's job 2 tell U: Surgeon's responsibility to explain everything about indications for surgery, alternative operations, post-operative care, complication risk ; likelihood of success. There is simple cut-back procedure for a small distal diverticulum (spence-duckett) ; no catheter. Transvaginal approach with excision of 'tic, urethral ; vaginal closure + interposition of pedicle flap needs catheter about 10 days. ...Read more

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I had surgery and in the or they put a Foley catheter in me without consent . Surgery was 2hrs. Uti are rampant. There should be consent. Its my bod?

I had surgery and in the or they put a Foley catheter in me without consent . Surgery was  2hrs.  Uti are rampant. There should be consent. Its my bod?

It is implied: You should be told or prepared. If surgery takes excessive time than you need foley. I generally prepare my patients to know what to expect. No seperate consent needed for foley. ...Read more

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I had urethral stricture surgery and am having bleeding with the catheter still in. What should I do?

I had urethral stricture surgery and am having bleeding with the catheter still in.  What should I do?

Call doctor: Anytime you have surgery and have a question about your post surgical course, call your doctor. I much rather someone " bother" me with a questions that turns out to be nothing than have someone not want to "bother" me and it turn out to be serious. You might be bleeding from the surgery or irritation form the catheter...Either way it is better that your surgeon know about this. ...Read more

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What can one do to stop air peeing? Especially after prostate surgery, in which one used catheter for 13 days.

Abnormal and: fistula. This is abnormal and you may have a fistula with one of the intestines. The usual someone who pees air is that there is a fistula with the bowel. Need to seek care as soon as possible as this can be serious and lead to sepsis. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is the reason that urethral tears heal with a catheter but urethral stricture requires surgery and other measures?

What is the reason that urethral tears heal with a catheter but urethral stricture requires surgery and other measures?

Diffrent problems: A urethral tear is helped by the catheter becuause it seals off the tear, prevents bleeding and keeps down swelling that can obstruct flow. A stricture is scar tissue that has formed after the healing process is complete. Scar tissue formation is a normal part of the healing process. In some pts too much scar tissue forms and obstructs flow.Surgery to clesr out the scar is then necessary. ...Read more

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How dangerous is catheter ablasion surgery for Wolff Parkinson white syndrome? I'm terrified?

Ablation : You should discuss the risks vs benefits with the electrophysiologist on your case. While general complication rates are available, an individual can be better or worse. ...Read more

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