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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


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How to bladder train with a Foley cath on a male?

How to bladder train with a Foley cath  on  a male?

Urinary retention: There are a number of approaches to bladder conditioning but there are condition such as atonic bladder that will not respond. The question has to be why catheter to begin with. Prostate disease, medication, comobidities neurologic disease, diabetes. Establish cause and then focus on treatment. ...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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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 is a urinary catheter actually inserted?

How is a urinary catheter actually inserted?

Through urethra: Genital area and tip of urethra is disinfected and urethral tract anesthetized by Lidocaine or another local anesthetic. Urinary catheter is than slowly advanced in urethra till in enters the bladder. ...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?

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 is a Foley catheter inserted in a girl in er?

Foley: The girls legs are spread apart, an antiseptic is used over the urethra and surrounding area, the urethra is identified, and a ky-lubricated catheter is inserted into the urethra. The location is verified when urine comes out the other end. The bulb of the foley is filled with sterile saline. ...Read more

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How exactly is a catheter used to collect urine inserted into a women, through which opening? Does it hurt?

How exactly is a catheter used to collect urine inserted into a women, through which opening? Does it hurt?

Urethral opening: Urine comes out through the opening called urethra.It is located immediately above the vaginal opening. Catheter to obtain urine can be easily inserted and should not cause pain when done gently. ...Read more

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Can a nurse force you to have a catheter placed?

Can a nurse force you to have a catheter placed?

No: Nobody can force you to do anything with your body as long as you are in a right mind. ...Read more

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How to find how long of a urinary catheter you need?

How to find how long of a urinary catheter you need?

They are standard: Sized. It is only placed as far as it needs to go. The remainder stays outside of the body. ...Read more

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For a female to male surgery, can doctors construct a penis?

For a female to male surgery, can doctors construct a penis?

Yes Drs. can: Surgery is very complex & can be performed by a number of different techniques. Probably most successful is graft from the forearm. Other techniques include graft formed of chest or leg, or flaps from abdominal wall. Skin flaps remain attached to their original blood supply as first of 2-stage procedure & separated from original "donor" site as 2nd. stage. ...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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Can you tell me if a male leaves a urinary catheter in for a long time will it damage the sphineter muscle?

Can you tell me if a male leaves a urinary catheter in for a long time will it damage the sphineter muscle?

CATHETER: The muscle can become weak but long-term damage not likely. It can erode through the tip of the penis causing traumatic hypospadias after years of wear and leave the bladder with a low capacity. ...Read more

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A used Foley catheter from a male patient touches my skin for seconds. Can i get STD ifxns?Dont know the history of patient.

A used Foley catheter from a male patient touches my skin for  seconds. Can i get STD ifxns?Dont know the history of patient.

No risk, BUT....: Zero risk here. Your skin is a good barrier to infection in general. But, in medicine when you touch these instruments you are to be wearing gloves at all times. It would be very foolish for someone in health care to be not wearing gloves when they are working with patients and/or the medical products patients use. ...Read more

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How long can a condom stay in a female body?

How long can a condom stay in a female body?

Condoms: One does not leave a condom in their body. I do not understand your confusion. Never would you or should you leave a condom in your body. ...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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How to find female urethra for caterization?

How to find female urethra for caterization?

See below: You may watch this video for instruction, but I would not recommend relying just on this for training. You should get instruction from a qualified nurse. http://www.studentnursejourney.com/catheterizing-the-female-urinary-bladder-live-patient/ ...Read more