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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

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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