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How long can you bleed after Foley catheter is removed?

How long can you bleed after Foley catheter is removed?

A few days: It may take several days for the bleeding and irritation to resolve after a foley catheter removal. If the symptoms persist, you may need a further evaluation. ...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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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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How long after a kidney donation do you need to wear a Foley catheter?

How long after a kidney donation do you need to wear a Foley catheter?

Hours: There is no need to keep a foley catheter in place for longer than the operation and immediate post op period in a kidney donor. ...Read more

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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?

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

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How long can I keep a Foley catheter in for urinary tract?

How long can I keep a Foley catheter in for urinary tract?

Here are some ...: To make patient catheter-free should be the primary goal of caring for bladder dysfunction if any possible. But, few patients still need permanent use of indwelling catheter. If so, good catheter care without tension or kicking of catheter is essential, and the frequency of catheter change has been arbitrary without rigid rule, but maybe ranging from once every 2 to 10 weeks or even longer... ...Read more

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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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Will weRing a Foley catheter for a couple months weaken my bladder to where i can lose control of it . how long will it take to damadge the bladder?

Will weRing a Foley catheter for a couple months weaken my bladder to where i can lose control of it .  how long will it take to damadge the bladder?

See answer: Though an indwelling Foley catheter can be a valuable tool or necessity in patient care when used properly, there are a number of potential complications associated with catheters: UTI (most common), sepsis, bladder spasms, urine leakage around Foley, bladder stones, hematuria, urethral injury, etc. Whereas, Foley drainage could adversely damage bladder and affect control, this usually takes yrs. ...Read more

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The doctor had a foley catheter inserted in me instead of wearing diapers. How long do I wear a catheter before it needs to be changed?

The doctor had a foley catheter inserted in me  instead of wearing diapers. How long  do I wear a catheter before it needs to be changed?

See below: In general, for most people a regularly scheduled interval of 4-6 weeks for changing an indwelling Foley or suprapubic urinary catheter is customary. That said, the timing of catheter changes should be individualized, based on patient characteristics and needs, rather than a regular schedule. The most common indications for catheter changes are obstruction, leakage, encrustation, and infection. ...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?

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

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What is the definition or description of: Foley catheter?

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

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Is there any pain involved when removing a Foley catheter from a male?

Is there any pain involved when removing a Foley catheter from a male?

Here are some ...: Yes, some hurt on pulling a deflated Foley's is expected, but highly tolerable under adjusting expectation and skillful execution. Just close your eyes and take a deep breath in coordination with Dr's pulling. In fact, most of my patients have pulled the Foley's after prostate surgery by themselves as insctructed with no difficulty. Rarely, I have to pull it for them. So, you will be okay... ...Read more

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Is a Foley catheter suppose to stay in without being changed un 7 days? @ home not knowing really how to care for it?

Every 2 - 4 weeks: Indwelling Foley catheters should be changed every 2 -4 weeks. Makes sure you drink plenty of water to ensure a good urine flow. If there is odor or cloudiness the catheter should be changed immediately. Please use sterile technique to change the catheter. Please see www.cc.nih.gov/ccc/.../foley5_17.pdf for more information. ...Read more

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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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What is a Foley catheter colposcope?

Different things: A foley catheter is a plastic or latex tube inserted into the bladder to drain urine from it. A colposcope is an instrument used to visualize the cervix under magnification. ...Read more

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Could you push your urine out with a Foley catheter in?

Yes: If you try to urinate contracting your bladder you will force urine out through and maybe around the catheter. The catheter is there si you don't have to force to urinate and allow fro bladder drainage in critical conditions when you may not be able to urinate ...Read more

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Can I let my Foley catheter drain in toilet so guest doesn't see it?

Can I let my Foley catheter drain in toilet so guest doesn't see it?

No harm: There is no harm in draining a foley in the toilet, in fact it is entirely appropriate. ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel i need to urine while i'm wearing a Foley catheter?

Is it normal to feel i need to urine while i'm wearing a Foley catheter?

Normal: The foley catheter has a balloon that sits inside the bladder. This balloon can be irritating to the bladder, causing the sensation of needing to urinate despite your bladder being empty. It can even cause bladder spams sometimes. ...Read more

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Is it common to have brown merky urine with bloody streak three days after a Foley catheter is placed?

See below: Common? No. Possible? Yes. If this does not resolve after a few days, or if it gets worse and you get additional symptoms, go see your doctor to make sure you don't have an infection. ...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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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

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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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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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Why does blood show up after a Foley catheter is inserted?

Why does blood show up after a Foley catheter is inserted?

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

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Can a pretty nurse inserting a Foley catheter cause an erection ?

Can a pretty nurse inserting a Foley catheter cause an erection ?

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

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When does my risk for infection start to rise from Foley catheter?

Generally, 48 hours: If someone requires catheter for prolonged period, with excellent care, it can be changed every 3-4 weeks. But this require excellent skilled nursing care under guidance of a urologist. ...Read more

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Why do you still drain urine out of a Foley catheter when you also have bilateral nephrostomies?

Nephrostomies: It depends on the reason for the bilateral nephrostomies. Often there is something obstructing the forward flow (often the prostate, bladder mass or stones) and the foley catheter can bypass it enough to drain some urine. ...Read more

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During the robotic prostatectomy surgery, do they put the Foley catheter in before or during the surgery?

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

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What are the recommendations for retraining the bladder with a Foley catheter before discontinuing the catheter?

Foley plug: Ask your doctor for a plug to cap the catheter so your bladder can fill up. When you get the urge to pee, unplug the foley into the toilet. This is called bladder cycling. ...Read more

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What should be done if a lot of stool gets on Foley catheter tubing? It must be touched to be cleaned?

Use gloves: Use gloves, if you cannot do a good job consider getting a professional like a home health nurse to change the foley catheter, or go to the doctor's office, they should be able to do it for you. ...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