Top
20
Doctor insights on: Non Indwelling Catheter

Share
1

1
What is the difference between a supra pubic catheter and indwelling?

What is the difference between a supra pubic catheter and indwelling?

Location: A regular indwelling catheter is inserted into the urethra, or channel, where urine normally passes. A suprapubic tube is placed through the abdominal wall into the bladder as an alternative location for bladder drainage. ...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


2

2
If a person has an indwelling catheter in place long term because of incontinence, is irrigation indicated and if so, with what?

If a person has an indwelling catheter in place long term because of incontinence, is irrigation indicated and if so, with what?

Not necessary: Irrigations are indicated only if you are treating a condition of the bladder like yeast in the bladder with anti fungal medications. Even though indwelling permanent catheters are a risk for infection is not common practice to irrigate. ...Read more

3

3
Any information/ advice for 19 y/o with fowlers syndrome and perm indwell catheter. & best way to stop bladder spasms? Thank you

Any information/ advice for 19 y/o with fowlers syndrome and perm indwell catheter. & best way to stop bladder spasms? Thank you

Ask your urologist..: Sorry to hear that you are a victim of Fowler's syndrome, which can be further illustrated in https://www. Ucl. Ac.uk/ion/nationalhospital/fowlersyndrome. As to ease bladder spams, the mainstay is still anticholinergics; currently there are at least 6 kinds available; if failed, try tibial nerve stimulation or sacral nerve stimulation, with urinary diversion as the last resort. Ask your urologist... ...Read more

4

4
Can using an indwelling catheter and alpha blocker muscle relaxer cause incontinence?

Can using an indwelling catheter and alpha blocker muscle relaxer cause incontinence?

Leak at catheter?: If the catheter is a suprapubic catheter and you are leaking around it, it is probably related to bladder contractions causing the leak around the catheter. If it is a female urethral catheter and you are leaking around the catheter, it could be wrong size catheter, partial catheter blockage or bladder contractions. ...Read more

5

5
What's to be expected? Might using an indwelling catheter and alpha blocker muscle relaxer cause incontinence?

Incontinence: Having a urinary catheter in place does not cause incontinence once its removed, assuming it was for a short term only. Use of Alpha blocker therapy can relax the bladder neck and urinary sphincter but doesn't typically doesn't promote incontinence. Would definitely recommend you have cystoscopy and possibly urodynamic studies by a urologist. ...Read more

6

6
When having a R CFA endarterectomy should the patient have a catheter during the procedure.

Well...: If you are having a procedure that requires close monitoring of fluids, or there is a chance you might have difficulty urinating, there is a need for a Foley catheter, otherwise, if you can urinate in a receptacle, no there is no need.
Take into account that different Drs and institutions have different protocols and these are created with thought and prevention in mind ...Read more

7

7
What is a hickman catheter?

Hickman catheter: A hickman line is a central venous catheter most often used for the administration of chemotherapy or other medications, as well as for the withdrawal of blood for analysis. Some types are used mainly for the purpose of apheresis or dialysis. Hickman lines may remain in place for extended periods and are used when long-term intravenous access is needed. ...Read more

8

8
What is an aquapheresis catheter for or why is it needed?

What is an aquapheresis catheter for or why is it needed?

Aquapheresis: To remove excess salt & water from the body, in patients with fluid overload, such as in heart failure, liver cirrhosis & some kidney diseases. ...Read more

9

9
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

11

11
How long is it safe to keep a catheter in?

As long as needed: It is safe to keep the catheter in for as long as it is needed.

It does carry a risk of infection but this is offset by the benefits of having a good handle on the parameters especially in the icu. ...Read more

13

13
Where can I buy a 5 french red rubber catheter?

Where can I buy a 5 french red rubber catheter?

Surgical supply: Many surgical supply stores which carry a variety of things like canes, and wheelchairs, have such items in stock. Otherwise, try to google what you need and see what comes up. ...Read more

14

14
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

15

15
What is the cost of indura intrathecal catheter?

Varies: The cost of the intradural indwelling catheter cost varies from institution to institution.
Check with you clinic or hospital. ...Read more

16

16
How much does it hurt to have a catheter inserted?

How much does it hurt to have a catheter inserted?

not very painfull: It is not very painful and sometime they use local anesthetic.I presume you are asking for urinary catheter. ...Read more

17

17
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

19

19
What is a Foley catheter and how well does it work?

Helps pts urinate: Its a catheter inserted thru the urethra into the blader. Its used to collect urine for testing, for obstructions in pts who can't otherwise urinate, and to accurately asess total volume of urine out put in pts over a 24 hr period. Some hospitalized pts are too weak to get up and go to the bathroonm or even use a bed pan. These pts would also qualify for a foley. ...Read more

20

20
Help docs! Could it hurt getting a catheter put in?

Possibly: A numbing gel is commonly used prior to placing a urinary catheter. However, placement can still feel uncomfortable. ...Read more