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Non Indwelling Catheter
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
If a person has an indwelling catheter in place long term because of incontinence, is irrigation indicated and if so, with what?
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
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
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
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
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
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
There is no clear: Cut answer for it. The principle is that it has to come out if it is not absolutely necessary ...Read more
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