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How long will it take to feel like i did preradical robot assisted prostatecomy.1/18/13. Now have constant penile pain .Catheter?Bruising?Blood flow?

How long will it take to feel like i did preradical robot assisted prostatecomy.1/18/13. Now have constant penile pain .Catheter?Bruising?Blood flow?

Rad prostatectomy: Your question is not clear. If you are talking about regaining your erections, will take anywhere from 6-24 months if they are going to come back. In the meantime, you can try pump, medications to rehabilitate your penis. If you have a catheter still, that can cause penile pain. ...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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My dad peeing into catheter bag is in penile agony his pee is black and the specialist says that the bladder scrape (cancer) wont help it . Help!?

My dad peeing into catheter bag is in penile agony  his pee is black and the specialist says that the bladder scrape (cancer)  wont help it . Help!?

Followup with doctor: The pesence of penile pain in a patient with an indwelling catheter may be due to catheter irritation or infection. The dark coloured urine most likely represents blood in the urine. If your father has bladder cancer, this would not be an unusual. However, a change in the characteristics of the urine from his usual baseline requires further investigation including urine cultures. ...Read more

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Will a catheter fit in a tiny penis?

Will a catheter fit in a tiny penis?

Yes - all sizes: Whether for you or a child. Foley catheters come as small as 6french which has a diameter on only 2mm ; circumference of 6mm. Straight catheters come in even smaller sizes if necessary. ...Read more

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If i had a catheter yank out of my penis would it had done damage.

If i had a catheter yank out of my penis would it had done damage.

If you mean: A foley catheter with a balloon that's inflated inside your bladder -- then yes it can definitely do damage and should be avoided at all costs. ...Read more

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What problems might occur when my Foley catheter is removed from my penis?

Burning on urination: Urine may sting. Occasionally a drop or two of blood. There is always a risk of urinary infection after an indwelling foley catheter. You may have recurrence of urinary retention if the catheter was inserted to relieve urinary retention in the first place. ...Read more

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What do I do if my penis is bright red and hurting after i removal of a catheter?

What do I do if my penis is bright red and hurting after i removal of a catheter?

Post catheter Pain: Hi in most cases this is probably normal trauma that happened while you were catheterized. It should quickly resolve with time. If the swelling, pain, or redness persists or worsens please let your health care advisor know. ...Read more

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Do the doctors usually sedate you when they put a catheter inside your penis?

Do the doctors usually sedate you when they put a catheter inside your penis?

No: Usually it's not that uncomfortable, although you wouldn't ask for it by name because you enjoyed it. ...Read more

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Is it normal for there to be extreme pain at the tip of the penis after a Foley catheter was placed 1 wk ago?

Is it normal for there to be extreme pain at the tip of the penis after a Foley catheter was placed 1 wk ago?

Foley pain: Soreness may be present especially with urination a few days after foley removal, but severe pain a week later should be evaluated by your physician. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have pain after removal of penis catheter and i cannot pee?

What should I do if I have pain after removal of penis catheter and i cannot pee?

Wait/call doctor: Wait a while as the swelling usually resolves, but if it does not and you can't urinate and become distended, you may need to visit an er or call your doctor to be catheterized to relieve the distended bladder. ...Read more

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Do they ever put a penis catheter, in for an ACL surgery?

Do they ever put a penis catheter, in for an ACL surgery?

Rarely: Typically an acl reconstruction takes between 30 minutes and 2 hours. For long cases, or those that require more narcotic pain medication use, a catheter may be used to facilitate voiding. But in general, it is not necessary. ...Read more

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Catheter connected (inside the penis) for 8 days and then removed, but after 2 days patient has fluid retention in penis (swollen). Is this ok?

Here are some ...: If he still could not urinate by himself after catheter removal, he would need either catheter reinsertion or doing clean intermittent self or assisted catheterization whichever is possible. If what you referred is real penile swelling, which usually is edema, have a urologist take a look so to decide what may cause penile swelling if any. Remenber, without a direct look, it's hard to give ... ...Read more

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I am having laproscopic gallbladder surgery and want toknow if i will have to have a catheter? I am 43 years old and have a very small penis and this issue is causing me a lot of worry. Thanks.

95% : 95% of patients having elective cholecystectomy in my practice do not require urinary catheterization. The procedure is usually short, less than 30 minutes and muscle relaxants usually wear off rapidly obviating urinary retention. The exceptions are usually elderly males with prostate enlargement and most of these patients are able to void prior to discharge using and in and out bladder drainage procedure. ...Read more

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Pain in the tip of penis 4 weeks after Foley catheter removal before/during urination. What can be causing this? My doctor tells me this can't be

Meatitis or UTI: First thing is to have your urine tested for any bacterial uti, especially after having a recent catheter. You can also have inflammation at the penile tip (called the meatus) that can be painful as you've described. If there is no infection, then a prescription for Pyridium (phenazopyridine) can useful for analgesic effect. ...Read more

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A nurse forgot to deflate my catheter and it split my penis open. I’m worried about having permanent erectile dysfunction and sexual problems.

A nurse forgot to deflate my catheter and it split my penis open. I’m worried about having permanent erectile dysfunction and sexual problems.

Split penis: Doubt you would have any problems after you heal up. If you are still concerned, you might consider seeing a Urologist about this. ...Read more

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I had a catheter removed Thursday it is now Friday is it safe to masturbate? Note I had a wet dream last night and my penis is a little sore

Probably: I suppose to answer this we would need to know why you had a catheter in the first place. If you are having a problem in the penis or bladder that required a catheter then it is probably better to confirm with the treating physician regarding the underlying problem. In general masturbation is safe unless specifically advised against for a medical problem. ...Read more

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Is penis catheterization painful?

Not too bad: Cath of penis is something you feel but it's quick and not extremely painful. The help it will provide far outweighs the minimal discomfort. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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M south indian.Is it normal to have pain while getting erection 1 week after urinary catheterization and a kidney stone surgery done through my penis?

M south indian.Is it normal to have pain while getting erection 1 week after urinary catheterization and a kidney stone surgery done through my penis?

Post treatment: Complications from surgery or any invasive procedure need to be communicated to your doctor urgently. This sounds normal, but your physician is the one who should know this experience. ...Read more

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What can be done for penis soreness from cathetor?

Hydrate: Good hygiene, change the catheter regularly (q 3-4 weeks minimum) and try a small bad of Bacitracin ointment at the tip of the penis to keep it lubricated and minimize irritation with catheter motion. ...Read more

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Pro/con of supra pubic catheters in an MS patient who has lost use of the penis?

Pro/con of supra pubic catheters in an MS patient who has lost use of the penis?

See below: Pro: no urethral catheter or erosions, may have a slightly lower risk of uti con: requires a minor surgical procedure to insert, must be changed every 4-6 weeks (like a urethral catheter), still requires a bag. ...Read more

Penile (Definition)

This is a combining form referencing the penis and used when describing some condition of this organ such as penile inflammation, penile ...Read more