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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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Is it normal to have stomach pains after the removal of a Foley catheter?

Is it normal to have stomach pains after the removal of a Foley catheter?

Not generally: Pain is common in the groin (penis) but not usually the stomach. If this continues, see your dr. ...Read more

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Pain in the tip of penis 4 weeks after Foley catheter removal before/during urination. What can be causing this? My doctor tells me this can't be

Meatitis or UTI: First thing is to have your urine tested for any bacterial uti, especially after having a recent catheter. You can also have inflammation at the penile tip (called the meatus) that can be painful as you've described. If there is no infection, then a prescription for Pyridium (phenazopyridine) can useful for analgesic effect. ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal after bladder surgery? From remove a complication Foley catheter in male.

How long does it take to heal after bladder surgery? From remove a complication Foley catheter in male.

2 weeks: The question is not very clear, however assuming you had transurethral surgery to help remove a catheter it may take you a couple of weeks to feel better. ...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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How can I avoid problems from my Foley catheter?

How can I avoid problems from my Foley catheter?

Drainage: Make sure the catheter is not kinked, is draining appropriately & take a prophylactic antibiotic if the catheter is in for any significant period of time. ...Read more

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Is a Malecot catheter the same as a Foley catheter?

No: A Malecot catheter is more typically used to drain the kidney via a passage through the back or the bladder through a suprapubic passage. It has soft extended flanges at its tip to help hold it in place. A Foley catheter has a smooth rounded tip and is inserted into the urethra to drain the bladder ...Read more

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What is a Foley catheter and how well does it work?

What is a Foley catheter and how well does it work?

Helps pts urinate: Its a catheter inserted thru the urethra into the blader. Its used to collect urine for testing, for obstructions in pts who can't otherwise urinate, and to accurately asess total volume of urine out put in pts over a 24 hr period.Some hospitalized pts are too weak to get up and go to the bathroonm or even use a bed pan .These pts would also qualify for a foley. ...Read more

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What kind of local stores can I buy a Foley catheter at?

Medical supply store: Or some pharmacies should have these available. Call first or look online to see if they have any in inventory. ...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