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Doctor insights on: Irrigation Foley Catheter

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What can I do to stop stones from forming in my bladder or at least slow down the process? Im a quadriplegic and have a Foley catheter in at all times. Over the years I have had several surgeries to remove stones from my bladder. Some as big as golf balls

Placing : Placing a suprapubic catheter will not help with the stone formation. For patients with chronic indwelling catheters and bladder stones, i generally recommend irrigation with something called Renacidin up to three times a day. This is supposed to decreast the amount of stone formation and I have had patients with good results. ...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 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

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Is a Malecot catheter the same as a Foley catheter?

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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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 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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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

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