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Is It Normal To Experience Pain During Erections After Removal Of A Foley Catheter
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
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
Not generally: Pain is common in the groin (penis) but not usually the stomach. If this continues, see your dr. ...Read more
Pain in the tip of penis 4 weeks after Foley catheter removal before/during urination. What can be causing this? My doctor tells me this can't be
Meatitis or UTI: First thing is to have your urine tested for any bacterial uti, especially after having a recent catheter. You can also have inflammation at the penile tip (called the meatus) that can be painful as you've described. If there is no infection, then a prescription for Pyridium (phenazopyridine) can useful for analgesic effect. ...Read more
During the robotic prostatectomy surgery, do they put the Foley catheter in before or during the surgery?
Here are some ....: Insert one before the procedure to assist visualizing and "feeling" the urethra for transecting the urethra during the procedure. After that, the first one is removed and replaced with another one to assist connecting urethra to bladder neck and for postoperative care, just like open prostatectomy. At times, the same one can be used as long as it is not cut or damaged. For detail, ask Doc. ...Read more
I have to leave a Foley catheter in for a week. Is it normal to feel really really sore at the end of the day. I'm on my feet all day.
Yes, possible...: What you felt with indwelling catheter is normally expected reflecting how the catheter might have traction onto the urethra from poor catheter taping. In your urological scenario, you would be more benefited from practicing clean intermittent self-catherilization (CISC) than Foley's. More? Ask doc or contact www.healthtap.com/dr-Lin with RQPWJC to login - audio/video gains info more and faster. ...Read more
Is it normal to feel a more frequent urge to urinate a few days after a foley catheter is removed?
Yes, to a degree...: Some irritation on peeing is expected after Foley's removal but with wide variation in degree & duration reflecting the degree of inflammation of the lining of your bladder and urethra resulting from why you had catheter inserted and the inherent state of bladder and urethral health. More? Ask experts or peruse article in http://formefirst.com/TroublingVoiding-Men.html. ...Read more
Is it normal for there to be extreme pain at the tip of the penis after a Foley catheter was placed 1 wk ago?
In Post partem had a Foley catheter in after my child's birth due to medical issues is it normal to feel pain in clitrous upon sitting up or urinating?
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
No harm: There is no harm in draining a foley in the toilet, in fact it is entirely appropriate. ...Read more
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
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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