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Doctor insights on: Indwelling Catheter Vs Foley Catheter

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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

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 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?

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 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
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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

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How long after surgery like cs must you wear a Foley catheter?

Cesarean?: After a cesarean, the catheter can usually come out in less that 24 hours. ...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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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