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How can you tell what size catheter you need?

How can you tell what size catheter  you need?

For adults the sizes: Are fairly standard and should pass without difficulty. If issues, you should see a urologist. (i assume you meant urinary catheters?). ...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


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What size catheter should be used for senior citizen (female)?

What size catheter should be used for senior citizen (female)?

Pick size for leaks: Start with average size, and go larger if leaking urine. Too small a size may be harder to get into the bladder. Just buy two or three different ones (inexpensive) and you will find out quickly enough which one works out best for you! ...Read more

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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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Can you suggest any alternative to having a permanent catheter for an 85 year old male?

Can you suggest any alternative to having a permanent catheter for an 85 year old male?

Ask family doc: Talk to that person's family doc and/or geriatrician (doctor who specializes in care of elderly). Prior to finding alternatives, need to find why doctors believe he needs permanent catheter. If it's due to enlarged prostate leading to urinary retention, then there are urologic procedures to shrink or remove prostate. If patient is bed bound w/ulcers, then scheduled in & out cath may be an option ...Read more

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I have to self catheterise using a size 16 would there be any advantage or disadvantage using a larger size catheter?

Comfort: A larger catheter is more likely to cause irritation as it goes in making it uncomfortable and increasing likelihood of side effects. Discuss with your doctor what would be the best option for you. ...Read more

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When getting a gallbladder removal do men get a catheter put on or its not necessary and how long is the procedure? Thanks

When getting a gallbladder removal do men get a catheter put on or its not necessary and how long is the procedure? Thanks

Elective surgery: An elective outpatient removal of gallbladder using the laprascopic technique takes about an hour. The surgery team will have you empty your bladder in the restroom before surgery, so there is little to no need for a bladder catheter with this procedure. Okay to ask your surgery team. Understandable to be worried, while taking care of your health. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal after bladder surgery? From remove a complication Foley catheter in male.

How long does it take to heal after bladder surgery? From remove a complication Foley catheter in male.

2 weeks: The question is not very clear, however assuming you had transurethral surgery to help remove a catheter it may take you a couple of weeks to feel better. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if a male leaves a urinary catheter in for a long time will it damage the sphineter muscle?

Can you tell me if a male leaves a urinary catheter in for a long time will it damage the sphineter muscle?

CATHETER: The muscle can become weak but long-term damage not likely. It can erode through the tip of the penis causing traumatic hypospadias after years of wear and leave the bladder with a low capacity. ...Read more

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