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In what cases would a female need a permanent catheter?

In what cases would a female need a permanent catheter?

Usually related: To issues with the inability to empty the bladder appropriately. This often occurs with spinal cord injuries but also neurodegenerative diseases like multiple sclerosis, all that can cause a neurogenic bladder. ...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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Is normal for a female to bleed after having a catheter. ?

Is normal for a female to bleed after having a catheter. ?

Blood after cath: It is not uncommon for a catheter to scrape or irritate the urinary tract leading to some bleeding. It should resolve quickly after the catheter is removed. If it doesn't a urologist will need to intervene. ...Read more

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What size catheter should be used for senior citizen (female)?

What size catheter should be used for senior citizen (female)?

Pick size for leaks: Start with average size, and go larger if leaking urine. Too small a size may be harder to get into the bladder. Just buy two or three different ones (inexpensive) and you will find out quickly enough which one works out best for you! ...Read more

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19 yr female. Had a catheter put in at the ER. Took 4 nurses, ER Dr., and 7 try's with small cath. Lots of blood, how long before my urethra heals?

19 yr female. Had a catheter put in at the ER. Took 4 nurses, ER Dr., and 7 try's with small cath. Lots of blood, how long before my urethra heals?

Trauma: It's unusual to have such difficulty catheterizing a female patient, but trauma to the urethra should heal within several days to a week. If heavy bleeding into the urine persists or lasts much longer than a week, consult a urologist. ...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?

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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Had a catheter ablation in 2002 and i am a 30yr female.why does an exercise as tabata fit irritate my leg still causing soreness, muscle ache&etc.?

Had a catheter ablation in 2002 and i am a 30yr female.why does an exercise as tabata fit irritate my leg still causing soreness, muscle ache&etc.?

Leg soreness: this probably has nothing to do with the catheter ablation unless it has been present since the procedure was done if it persists you should be examined by your primary doctor and perhaps further testing is in order ...Read more

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Why my uretha size keeps getting larger first size 14 now 18 for my foley. I hate going larger.Cathetor leaking at 18 french. I'm female thanks!

Why my uretha size keeps getting larger first size 14 now 18 for my foley. I hate going larger.Cathetor leaking at 18 french. I'm female thanks!

Hormone effects/age: It could be a variety of reasons. As you get older there are physiologic changes, likely related to menopause. With lower or no estrogen in your system, your vaginal tissues including the tissue around the urethra will be less elastic and thinner. This could lead to incontinence as the muscles around the urethra do not squeeze as well. Surgery can restore urethra by a gynecologist and help ...Read more

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What is a hickman catheter?

What is a hickman catheter?

Hickman catheter: A hickman line is a central venous catheter most often used for the administration of chemotherapy or other medications, as well as for the withdrawal of blood for analysis. Some types are used mainly for the purpose of apheresis or dialysis. Hickman lines may remain in place for extended periods and are used when long-term intravenous access is needed. ...Read more

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How do they put a catheter in?

Be more specific. : Would depend on what type of catheter and into what it's being placed. ...Read more

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How do you use a catheter yourself?

Let me advise you: There are some differerances if you male or female. For male i will recommend this article. http://urology.iupui.edu/img/pdfs/selfcathmale06.pdf for female I am recommend this article. http://www.drugs.com/cg/how-to-catheterize-yourself-woman.html good luck. ...Read more

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How can you tell what size catheter you need?

How can you tell what size catheter  you need?

For adults the sizes: Are fairly standard and should pass without difficulty. If issues, you should see a urologist. (i assume you meant urinary catheters?). ...Read more

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Is there any pain when a catheter is taken out?

Is there any pain when a catheter is taken out?

A little.: I am assuming it is a urinary catheter you are asking about. It will be a little painful coming out, but will feel much better once you have it out. Some patients say it does not hurt at all. ...Read more

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Can a nurse force you to have a catheter placed?

Can a nurse force you to have a catheter placed?

No: Nobody can force you to do anything with your body as long as you are in a right mind. ...Read more

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When am I supposed to flush my piccline catheter?

When am I supposed to flush my piccline catheter?

Depends: On type of catheter. Call your doctor or his nurse. May need home health nurse to help at first. ...Read more

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Which, if any, catheter will be best for my child?

Depends: A catheter is a plastic tube. It can be placed in many different organs for many different purposes. You should discuss the specifics of your situation with your doctor. It is always better to not have a catheter if one is not needed as they are always an infection risk, however they are needed for care in many different medical conditions. ...Read more

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How can a woman deal with postop catheter problems?

How can a woman deal with postop catheter problems?

Too vague: Please re-ask and be more specific about what you would like to know. For an in-depth discussion consider discussing with your medical provider or asking a provider on Healthtap Prime or Concierge. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: catheter?

What is the definition or description of: catheter?

Thin plastic tube: 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 to drain urine etc.. ...Read more