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

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

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 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

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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

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What is a urinary catheter?

What is a urinary catheter?

Catheter: A flexible tube placed into the bladder through the urethra for the purpose of draining urine from the bladder. ...Read more

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What is a cardiac catheter?

What is a cardiac catheter?

Specialized IV: Cardiac catheters are specially shaped ivs that are guided using wires are are capable of injecting contrast or meaduring pressures in the heart or heart arteries. ...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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Signs of bladder catheter coming out?

Signs of bladder catheter coming out?

Leaking: Of urine and discomfort are most likely the symptoms you will notice. ...Read more

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Why does a dialysis catheter clog sometimes?

Catheter Clogs: Causes of intermittent peritoneal dialysis catheter malfunction are: 1) a tissue called the omentum has wrapped itself around the catheter; 2) the catheter openings are up against the bowel; or 3) the catheter openings are against the lining of the abdominal cavity called the peritoneum. One added reason that really is serious is impending infection. Need to talk with your dr. About this. ...Read more

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Can i ride a bicycle with a urinary catheter in?

Can i ride a bicycle with a urinary catheter in?

Yes: It probably will not be the most comfortable thing to do and you will need to increase fluids to prevent irritation and bleeding and may want to put lubricating jelly near entrance to help the slight movement of catheter during bike riding. ...Read more

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Do I need to shave before using a urinary catheter?

Do I need to shave before using a urinary catheter?

No: However, skin cleansing is crucial to prevent infection. If hair is unusually excessive in a way that interferes with catheterization path then trimming it or shaving may be needed. ...Read more

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How is a catheter inserted during the HSG procedure?

How is a catheter inserted during the HSG procedure?

Gently: You have a vaginal speculum exam, exactly like for a pap, then the examiner can see the external os (opening of the cervix) to guide the catheter gently into place. ...Read more

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How to find how long of a urinary catheter you need?

They are standard: Sized. It is only placed as far as it needs to go. The remainder stays outside of the body. ...Read more

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Had catheter now harder to hold in urine. Why is that?

Had catheter now harder to hold in urine. Why is that?

Several causes: Catheter can cause irritation and depending on how long it was in, can temporarily decrease bladder capacity by not allowing bladder to go through fill-empty cycle. Should be short-term issue. It is also possible to have infection from catheter that can cause urgency/leakage. ...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 ...Read more

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What is getting a urinary catheter like? Is it painful?

Some discomfort, but: Inserting catheter through urethra to urinary bladder is common for inability to empty bladder in daily living or after surgery affecting urination, is done out of medical necessity for your bladder long-term protection, and always bears some its inherent expected discomfort with a degree widely varying with coping ability, but usually tolerable after understanding & accepting life real reality. ...Read more

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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 often can you clean the bags for a urinary catheter?

Catheters: There is no practical way to clean a catheter drainage bag on the inside. If the catheter is long term, i generally recommend changing the bag when the catheter is changed every 4 weeks. ...Read more