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Male Catheter Sizes
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
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
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
How long does it take to heal after bladder surgery? From remove a complication Foley catheter in male.
I used a intermittent male Catheter and after removing it I am experiencing some slight urine leakage, is this normal?
Ask a health question... Alternatives to catheter for post operative urinary retention for male 65 ?
None reasonable: Bladder will continue to fill + has to be drained because of pain and discomfort. Intermiitent ctheterizaion is management of choice with much lower risk of UTI than an indwelling catheter. Voiding ability, if present before operation, should return and can be aided by medications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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