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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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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's a Foley catheter infection?

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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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 a Foley catheter stretch the detrusor muscle?

Can a Foley catheter stretch the detrusor muscle?

Probably not: For short term use, the foley catheter should not cause detrusor muscle trouble. ...Read more

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Where are the catheters inserted during a cardiac catheterization procedure?

Tubes: Catheters are about 100 cms long plastic tubes with one or more holes and preformed flexible tips to make it easy to direct into the openings of the coronary arteries. ...Read more

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What is a urinary catheter?

What is a urinary catheter?

Catheter: A flexible tube placed into the bladder through the urethra for the purpose of draining urine from the bladder. ...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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Help please! is bleeding common after urethral catheter insertion?

Help please! is bleeding common after urethral catheter insertion?

No: But there may be inflammation, strictures, or other diseases in the lower urinary tract that can bleed. Also more likely to have hematuria if patient is taking a blood thinner, ie aspirin, plavix, coumadin, (warfarin) etc. The catheter also may not be a good fit or well lubricated for insertion. ...Read more

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How to treat split stream urination with flexible cystoscopy?

How to treat split stream urination with flexible cystoscopy?

See below: Flexible cystoscopy is a diagnostic procedure, not really a treatment. It may help to identify the cause of the split stream, which can then be treated. ...Read more

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Told bladder tac is pushing into vagina. Pain,bloody urine,loss of bladder control. Best advice/procedure to fix?

Told bladder tac is pushing into vagina. Pain,bloody urine,loss of bladder control. Best advice/procedure to fix?

Specialist: I recommend that both a gynecological surgeon and a urologist who specializes in urinary incontinence and bladder disorders examine,evaluate and advise you on the structural diagnoses causing your symptoms and on what the various treatment options you have. The occurrence of bloody urine makes thorough urologic evaluation mandatory as it isn't necessarily explained by pelvic floor insufficiency. ...Read more

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Does the bladder sling surgery stop urinary incontinence caused by Prostate surgery?

Does the bladder sling surgery stop urinary incontinence caused by Prostate surgery?

See remark: There are bladder slings that help in male incontinence following prostate surgery...but the results are not as good as when placing slings in female incontinence ...Read more

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Had meatoplasty or urethral dilation helped your bladder problems?

Had meatoplasty or urethral dilation helped your bladder problems?

What: You had meatoplasy and urethral dilatation. What is your question? I am sorry if I misunderstood your question. ...Read more

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Whats retrograde urethrogram with voiding cystourethrogram?

Whats retrograde urethrogram with voiding cystourethrogram?

Urethrogram 2 ways: Urethra filled by retrograde instillation of x-ray contrast, in males, through a foley catheter inflated just inside urethral opening or with a special retrograde urethrogram device attached to a syringe filling urethra and bladder until bladder full & patient voids. Or in both sexes bladder filled via a catheter which is then removed & urethra then filled from below by syringe.Best urethral pics. ...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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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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What could happen if urinary catheter inflow and outflow tubes are switched around and incorrectly inserted?

This may happen...: I assumed you mean using a 3-way indwelling catheter. If so, connecting the inflowing irrigation fluid to the large pore will soon develop severe bladder distention and make the patient go through roof. Normally, the irrigating fluid is supposed to be connected to the smaller pore. Such professional oddity has rarely happened so it's worthwhile to pay attention to the details of the procedures. ...Read more

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What could happen if urinary catheter inflow and outflow tubes were switched around and incorrectly inserted?

A 3-way catheter?: Only the 3-way catheter has inflow and outflow channel with smaller caliber for inflow and larger caliber for outflow. So, if mistakenly connected, the bladder will be quickly and severely distended with severe bladder pain - unbearable. If the irrigation inflow is higher than 100 cm of gravitation, bladder rupture may potentially occur. More? Contact www.HealthTap.com/dr-Lin with RQPWJC to login ...Read more

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Do i need a urinary catheter inserted for breast reduction surgery?

Up to surgeon: The general rule is that a catheter is not necessary if the surgery is less than 3 hours. If your surgeon decides that you do not need one, s/he will have you empty your bladder before entering the operating room. ...Read more

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I am having a urinary catheter can break your hymen?

Separate locations: You may not actually see the structures easily but the pee hole is physically separate from your vaginal opening.It is located forward and above it.There would be no reason the urinary catheter would come in contact with your hymen. ...Read more

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Is it thought of as dangerous to remove foley's urinary catheter with out deflating the ballon?

Yes: D not remove the catheter without deflating the balloon as this could damage your urethra (the tube that drains your bladder). The balloon can be deflated by simply cutting the entire catheter but consult with your doctor first. ...Read more

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What is differance between foly, silicon and foly silicon urinary catheter? And for what can be use?

Same thing: You describe the same thing; a foley is a urunary catheter, sometimes made of silocone, and is placed in the urethra ; used to drain out the urinary bladder. Often these are used during or after an operation or if there is urinary blockage from an enlarged prostate. ...Read more

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I am going to have a urinary catheter when I deliver my baby in about an hour does it hurt to push when it is in and what is it for ?

I am going to have a urinary catheter when I deliver my baby in about an hour does it hurt to push when it is in and what is it for ?

Here are some..: You should direct this Q to whoever will deliver your baby; don't be afraid to ask since he/she knows the "best" for your individual need. Besides, it is nice to know that professional experience and practice may widely vary. Best wish to delivery... ...Read more

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What is a urinary catheter?

Catheter: A flexible tube placed into the bladder through the urethra for the purpose of draining urine from the bladder. ...Read more

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Can i ride a bicycle with a urinary catheter in?

Yes: It probably will not be the most comfortable thing to do and you will need to increase fluids to prevent irritation and bleeding and may want to put lubricating jelly near entrance to help the slight movement of catheter during bike riding. ...Read more

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Do I need to shave before using a urinary catheter?

Do I need to shave before using a urinary catheter?

No: However, skin cleansing is crucial to prevent infection. If hair is unusually excessive in a way that interferes with catheterization path then trimming it or shaving may be needed. ...Read more

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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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What is getting a urinary catheter like? Is it painful?

Some discomfort, but: Inserting catheter through urethra to urinary bladder is common for inability to empty bladder in daily living or after surgery affecting urination, is done out of medical necessity for your bladder long-term protection, and always bears some its inherent expected discomfort with a degree widely varying with coping ability, but usually tolerable after understanding & accepting life real reality. ...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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Can anyone tell me what can cause a urinary catheter to deflate?

Baloon ruptrure: There is a small balloon on the outside of the cath inflated holding it in place it can rupture or more commonly the little adapter that you insert the saline through develops a leak ...Read more

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Urinary (Definition)

Any subject, be it anatomy, physiology, or object pertaining to urine. For example: urinary tract (anatomy), urinary catheter (object), ...Read more