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Foley Catheter Play
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Usually doesn't: Blood should not show up after Foley catheter insertion but sometimes it does. This is usually due to the trauma of placing the catheter in which the catheter rubs up against the urethra causing irritiation. It should resolve quickly. If not, it may need to be evaluated. ...Read more
Yes: It happens often with patients. Nurses are aware of this and it's usually not a problem since it's not usually voluntary. ...Read more
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
What are the recommendations for retraining the bladder with a Foley catheter before discontinuing the catheter?
If i wear a , Foley catheter for a long time will it cause my bladder to srink. An become weK to wherr i will have no control in holding my urinen?
May be...: The described scenario is unclear why and how long you have indwelling catheter. Indwelling catheter gives convenience of nursing care but makes bladder no opportunity to exercise its filling-emptying recycles; in time, the bladder will shrink just like a elbow on a cast which in time will lose its range of motion. For detail, ask urologist timely. ...Read more
Urine drainage tool: 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 into a collection bag. ...Read more
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