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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

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Dr. Scott Beard
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Incontinence (Definition)

Incontinence denotes involuntary leaks of body wastes from urethra or anus; that from urethra is urinary incontinence, which may be classified as stress, urge, mixed (stress + urge), total, & overflow urinary incontinence, signifying its timing & specifics; that from anus is fecal incontinence, which may be urge, stress, total, etc. reflecting the ...Read more


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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

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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

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I was wondering what happens to my incontinence problem after a catheter procedure?

Incontinence: The insertion and removal of a catheter alone would not cure incontinence. I assume you have a urologist who is evaluating and treating you for some urological problem and he/she would be best qualified to answer your question. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a surgery to keep the urethra open permanently for someone who has overflow incontinence instead of using a catheter 24/7?

Need more info: You need to give us the cause of your OVERFLOW incontinence. If the bledder is permanently full both kidneys will eventually be damaged.No surgeon will place a sling because the bladder will still be full. You are only 20.Have you had spinal cord injury??What medications are you on? Wish you the best. ...Read more

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My father-inlaw 67 yr Parkinson's at icu for 21days.2moro he'll discharge.But he is using condom catheter for urinary incontinence.What to do?

Likely to resolve : I presume he didn't have incontinence before this acute illness. If so it is likely to resolve spontaneously. They probably have used indwelling foley catheter when he was in icu; which can cause incontinence for few days after removing catheter. Other possibilities are urinary retention, infection, prostate enlargement. Call his doctor if doesn't resolve spontaneously. ...Read more

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What is best option for external cathetor? Patient is experiencing major incontinence issue.. He control over when he has to urinate is very minimal. He do not completely empty his bladder when going to the restroom. He has recently had prostate surge

Urinary : Urinary catheters can introduce infection into the body. One option may be a condom catheter, where the device is placed on the penis, much like a condom and the urine is drained into a bag. Also, consider adult pampers in the interim to help with the incontinence. It is never recommended to place an invasive drainage device unless there is a major health risk or safety issue since the complications associated with infection carry a higher risk. ...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