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I'm wondering can the Foley catheter connect directly to a leg drainage bag?

I'm wondering can the Foley catheter connect directly to a leg drainage bag?

Yes: Ther are different bags do not try to fit one on the foley is supposed to be as sterile as possible manipulating a new bag on may contaminate it. ...Read more

Foley Catheter (Definition)

Foley catheters are usually manufactured from latex rubber. They are used to drain urine from either male or female bladders. The catheter will often be placed into the bladder and kept in place by inflating a balloon at the most distal end of the catheter. Urine then drains through a hole down the middle of the catheter ...Read more


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How to remove 3 ways Foley catheter ?

How to remove 3 ways Foley catheter ?

Steps: Deflate the balloon gently pull forward and out no tugging make sure the balloon is really deflated ...Read more

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What's a Foley catheter infection?

What's a Foley catheter infection?

Bladder or urethral: Infection because germs travel up alongside or through the catheter. Hence we always try to remove foley catheters as soon as possible, or even to try and avoid using them in the first place. However, they are usually inserted for sound medical reasons. ...Read more

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How do I put a Foley catheter in a girl?

How do I put a Foley catheter in a girl?

Practice or help.: The female urethra can be difficult to expose and place a foley catheter with sterile technique. The best way is to have help (an assistant or the patient) to spread the labia for better exposure. At times a light source can help, but in many cases the catheter needs to be directed by feel. If the tip of the foley can be placed successfully, the short urethra allows for easy deployment. ...Read more

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Training the bladder with a Foley catheter?

Training the bladder with a Foley catheter?

Need more Info: At your age its difficult to comprehend your question. Foley catheters are a major cause of bladder and kidney infections. Be careful. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of infection with Foley catheter?

See below: The urine in the catheter tube can look cloudy. There can be fever and pain above the pubic bone. There can be an elevated WBC count. Urinalysis and urine culture are best to confirm an infection if the patient has any symptoms. You can have wbc's and bacteria in the urine if the catheter has been in long. If no signs of infection-asymptomatic bacteriuria does not need rx. ...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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Does a Foley catheter cause pain and infection always?

Does a Foley catheter cause pain and infection always?

No: A foley catheter can cause urethral discomfort and bladder spasms, and can increase the risk for infection, but this is not always the case. Current catheter systems are usually closed and have a lower infection rate, but the rate is still higher than no catheter at all. Medications can be used to counter the pain, but removal of the catheter as soon as possible is best. ...Read more

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What can cause prolonged bleeding after Foley catheter?

What can cause prolonged bleeding after Foley catheter?

Urethral injury: Small tears can develop in the urethra after a foley catheter is placed -- the bleeding can be worse if you are on a blood thinner. ...Read more

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Docs, could a Foley catheter cause erectile disfunction?

No: The catheter is in the urethra away from the nerves and vascular components of the penis ...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