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Usually none: Bladder irrigation, when done by a trained professional, is generally safe. However, it is possible to have irritation of the urethra form the catheter, urinary tract infection from the process, irritation of the bladder from stretching, or even rupture of the bladder if it is overfilled. ...Read more
Yes: Irrigation of the colostomy is much like giving an emema. It stimulates emptying the colon. Occasionally this is a therapeutic intervention for constipation. Some long term colostomy patients use irrigation as a means of controlling when they eliminate into the ostomy bag. After irrigating, it might be several hours before having feces in the bag. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What do you advise if I'm trying to find info on a ostomy that involes the appendix need info on the irrigation of the ostomy ?
No irrigation: An ostomy is a form of diversion of the bowel so that bowel content does not reach a distal anastomosis .At the site near an appendix the ostomy such as an ileostomy ,has content that is liquid and cant be controlled by irrigation. In stomas of distal bowel such as sigmoid, irrigation is important because it controls the function of the stoma so that an appliance is not needed. ...Read more
Helpful technique: That is a technique that certain dentists use to prevent and control periodontal disease. Antimicrobial irrigation consists of a liquid solution that is applied to the gums on a scheduled basis. When combined with regular dental hygiene visits, antimicrobial irrigation can significantly improve patients’ oral health and combat the effects of periodontal disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it more effective to Irrigate your Sinuses Upside down than Right Side up? Would the irrigation go deeper?
Yes: You might get a deeper penetration of the saline if you are lying down than if you are standing up. The problem is that you need to be near a sink to let the irrigation drain out. If you just sit or stand and hold your head back you should get good penetration of the fluid into your sinuses. ...Read more
Anything unwanted.: For the patients with periodontal (gum) problem the (pocket) area around the gum and tooth is irrigated out with medicine or sometimes an antibiotic mixtures. For dental surgery (extraction, gingival grafting, or deep teeth cleaning (scaling and root planning) procedure. Dental irrigation is used to flush out and clean the area involved. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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