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How is a Foley catheter inserted in a girl in er?

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

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 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?

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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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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How do blood clots form in the bladder after a Foley catheter is inserted?

How do blood clots form in the bladder after a Foley catheter is inserted?

Catheter trauma: As the foley goes thru the urethra and into the bladder it can cause abrasions, leading to bleeding and clotting sometimes. However, if it is being inserted for renal stones or a hemorrhagic cystitis or other renal issue, it may be unrelated to the foley catheter. Usually foley trauma just causes the urine to be blood tinged temporarily. Patients pulling and tugging on their foley can do this. ...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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Is it possible to have a surgery to keep the urethra open permanently for someone who has overflow incontinence instead of using a catheter 24/7?

Is it possible to have a surgery to keep the urethra open permanently for someone who has overflow incontinence instead of using a catheter 24/7?

Need more info: You need to give us the cause of your OVERFLOW incontinence. If the bledder is permanently full both kidneys will eventually be damaged.No surgeon will place a sling because the bladder will still be full. You are only 20.Have you had spinal cord injury??What medications are you on? Wish you the best. ...Read more

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Is a Malecot catheter the same as a Foley catheter?

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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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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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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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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 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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Why would one give a Foley catheter to someone with a decubitus ulcer?

Why would one give a Foley catheter to someone with a decubitus ulcer?

It's not: It's usually not the decubitus ulcer that necessitates the foley, but the conditions that lead up to the ulcer formation, such as paralysis, debilitating disease and so on. ...Read more

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How often can you clean the bags for a urinary catheter?

Catheters: There is no practical way to clean a catheter drainage bag on the inside. If the catheter is long term, i generally recommend changing the bag when the catheter is changed every 4 weeks. ...Read more

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In what cases would a female need a permanent catheter?

In what cases would a female need a permanent catheter?

Usually related: To issues with the inability to empty the bladder appropriately. This often occurs with spinal cord injuries but also neurodegenerative diseases like multiple sclerosis, all that can cause a neurogenic bladder. ...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