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Female External Catheter
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
A short time: A few hours to a few days would be usual. ...Read more
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/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
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
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.?
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
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
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
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
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
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