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Painful Self Insertion Of An Intermittent Catheter
What can be done to minimize the pain of folley catheter insertion and removal? I recall this experience as the most unbearably painful event.
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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Someone said I can get a PE because of poor technique from a IV catheter insertion in my forearm. Is this true?
No: But there may be inflammation, strictures, or other diseases in the lower urinary tract that can bleed. Also more likely to have hematuria if patient is taking a blood thinner, ie aspirin, plavix, coumadin, (warfarin) etc. The catheter also may not be a good fit or well lubricated for insertion. ...Read more
See below: A dialysis catheter is a conduit to access either the blood stream or the peritoneal cavity to enable to performance of dialysis. Hemodialysis catheters can be acute or temporary or chronic and in that case tunnelled under the skin. Peritoneal catheters are always tunnelled and enter the abdominal wall. Insertion is done with local anesthesia under ultrasound guidance or surgically. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is sedation ever an option for patient with severe anxieties to urinary catheterization prior to insertion of the catheter?
Can miscarriage be caused by an incorrect insertion of a catheter.I had a u/s viste where they used a catheter after i left i had bleeding n had a m/c?
What catheter?: Pelvic ultrasound during pregnancy do not require any catheter placement. Gynecologic ultrasounds may employ an intrauterine catheter, but those types of exams should never be performed during pregnancy (a negative urine pregnancy test is required before the catheter placement). Please clarify! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: There is a Lidocaine jelly which can be used intraurethrally prior to insertion of a foley catheter or cystoscopic procedure done under local anesthesia. The comfort level of the patient is noticeably better with the injection of the jelly into the urethra, placement of a penile clamp for men, and waiting 5 minutes prior to insertion of the foley or cystoscope. ...Read more
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