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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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Docs, could a Foley catheter cause erectile disfunction?

Docs, could a Foley catheter cause erectile disfunction?

No: The catheter is in the urethra away from the nerves and vascular components of the penis ...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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Is it normal to have stomach pains after the removal of a Foley catheter?

Is it normal to have stomach pains after the removal of a Foley catheter?

Not generally: Pain is common in the groin (penis) but not usually the stomach. If this continues, see your dr. ...Read more

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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

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Is it normal to feel I need to urine while I'm wearing a Foley catheter?

Is it normal to feel I need to urine while I'm wearing a Foley catheter?

Normal: The Foley catheter has a balloon that sits inside the bladder. This balloon can be irritating to the bladder, causing the sensation of needing to urinate despite your bladder being empty. It can even cause bladder spams sometimes. ...Read more

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During the robotic prostatectomy surgery, do they put the Foley catheter in before or during the surgery?

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

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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

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Is it normal to feel a more frequent urge to urinate a few days after a foley catheter is removed?

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

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Is it normal for there to be extreme pain at the tip of the penis after a Foley catheter was placed 1 wk ago?

Is it normal for there to be extreme pain at the tip of the penis after a Foley catheter was placed 1 wk ago?

Foley pain: Soreness may be present especially with urination a few days after Foley removal, but severe pain a week later should be evaluated by your physician. ...Read more

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Should a Foley catheter be inserted before or after a uterine manipulator during a TLH or LAVH?

It doesn't matter.: The order in which these two devices are placed makes no difference to the case. Hope this helps. ...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?

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 a Foley catheter colposcope?

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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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
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How long can you bleed after Foley catheter is removed?

How long can you bleed after Foley catheter is removed?

A few days: It may take several days for the bleeding and irritation to resolve after a Foley catheter removal. If the symptoms persist, you may need a further evaluation. ...Read more

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How long after surgery like cs must you wear a Foley catheter?

Cesarean?: After a cesarean, the catheter can usually come out in less that 24 hours. ...Read more

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Can I let my Foley catheter drain in toilet so guest doesn't see it?

Can I let my Foley catheter drain in toilet so guest doesn't see it?

No harm: There is no harm in draining a Foley in the toilet, in fact it is entirely appropriate. ...Read more

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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

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What can cause prolonged bleeding after Foley catheter?

What can cause prolonged bleeding after Foley catheter?

Urethral injury: Small tears can develop in the urethra after a Foley catheter is placed -- the bleeding can be worse if you are on a blood thinner. ...Read more

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How long can I keep a Foley catheter in for urinary tract?

Here are some. ..: To make patient catheter-free should be the primary goal of caring for bladder dysfunction if any possible. But, few patients still need permanent use of indwelling catheter. If so, good catheter care without tension or kicking of catheter is essential, and the frequency of catheter change has been arbitrary without rigid rule, but maybe ranging from once every 2 to 10 weeks or even longer... ...Read more

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I had surgery and in the or they put a Foley catheter in me without consent. Surgery was 2hrs. Uti are rampant. There should be consent. Its my bod?

I had surgery and in the or they put a Foley catheter in me without consent. Surgery was 2hrs. Uti are rampant. There should be consent. Its my bod?

It is implied: You should be told or prepared. If surgery takes excessive time than you need foley. I generally prepare my patients to know what to expect. No seperate consent needed for foley. ...Read more

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How often do g-tube be changed (tube is Foley catheter)?

Every 3-6 months: If your g tube is functioning properly every 6 months is fine. If you've had problems with clogging, 3 months is better. ...Read more

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Why would one give a Foley catheter to someone with a decubitus ulcer?

Why would one give a Foley catheter to someone with a decubitus ulcer?

It's not: It's usually not the decubitus ulcer that necessitates the foley, but the conditions that lead up to the ulcer formation, such as paralysis, debilitating disease and so on. ...Read more

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Not urinating enough after forceps delivery and had Foley catheter for 20 days?

You need: Urodynamics to determine if there is something wrong with your bladder. Most likely you just need more time to heal. Ok to learn intermittent catheterization to see if and when you begin to urinate. ...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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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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How can I avoid problems from my Foley catheter?

Drainage: Make sure the catheter is not kinked, is draining appropriately & take a prophylactic antibiotic if the catheter is in for any significant period of time. ...Read more

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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

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


Erection (Definition)

An erection refers to the stiff or erect penis. An erection that is " normal" means that it is ...Read more