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Bladder (Definition)

The bladder is a muscular organ in the pelvis that accepts urine from the kidneys, stores the urine at low pressure, & expels the urine during voluntary voiding. Though seemingly a simple reservoir, the bladder is a complex organ intricately connected with the brain and spinal cord with sensory, motor, and autonomic circuits. The muscular layer that contracts during voids ...Read more


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Is bleeding normal after getting bladder catheter?

Is bleeding normal after getting bladder catheter?

Temporarily: Bleeding after a catheter was used/removed is not uncommon. It should only be a cause of concern if it doesn't resolve within a week, or if it is associated with pain. It would be useful to know why the catheter was used in the first place as the problem may be due to the underlying issue for which the catheter was placed. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have bleeding from a bladder catheter?

Is it normal to have bleeding from a bladder catheter?

Temporarily: Bleeding after a catheter was used/removed is not uncommon. It should only be a cause of concern if it doesn't resolve within a week, or if it is associated with pain. It would be useful to know why the catheter was used in the first place as the problem may be due to the underlying issue for which the catheter was placed. ...Read more

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Signs of bladder catheter coming out?

Signs of bladder catheter coming out?

Leaking: Of urine and discomfort are most likely the symptoms you will notice. ...Read more

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How long does post bladder catheter pain last after they take out the catheter?

How long does post bladder catheter pain last after they take out the catheter?

Variable: The catheter can irritate the urethra causing burning with urination. This pain should be self limiting but if persistent for more than a few days, an infection may have set in. See your doctor if this is true. ...Read more

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Elderly patient has blocked bladder. catheter not helping. what options are there to drain urine, what to do?

Elderly patient has blocked bladder. catheter not helping. what options are there to drain urine, what to do?

Suprapubic catheter: Check out http://www.webmd.com/cancer/bladder-cancer/tc/suprapubic-catheter-care-topic-overview for info on suprapubic catheter that can be used to drain bladder when urethra is obstructed. Discuss goals of care w/patient assuming has decision making capacity. If demented, may try to pull out catheter. What's underlying diagnosis & health/condition. Perhaps palliative care & hospice is appropriate ...Read more

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Can i buy a bladder catheter and set it up myself? Or another way to cleanly collect my urine without going to the hospital or using a bucket / cup?

Can i buy a bladder catheter and set it up myself? Or another way to cleanly collect my urine without going to the hospital or using a bucket / cup?

Why ?: What do you plan to do with the pee. Your physician /pcp can provide you with these materials if they are needed & part of an ongoing evaluation or treatment. Otherwise the catheters are regulated medical devices in most states & require a prescription for sale by a medical supply house. ...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

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


Dr. Darrin Cunningham
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Bladder Catheter (Definition)

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