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19, female suprapubic cath inserted last week, lots of pain in vagina when I sit,what is causing this? Normal healing and some expected belly pain.
Vaginal pain: 19 yr old having suprapubic cath is not normal, you should have some underlying problem. Your pain could be from the primary problem itself. Without clear history it i hard to make any comments ...Read more
Seek evaluation.: Suprapubic & pelvic pain can have straightforward causes, such as a urinary tract infection which can be diagnosed & treated in an uncomplicated way. Other causes can be more difficult to diagnose & manage, such as complex pelvic pain syndromes which may require medication, behavior modification, & physical therapy. Find & work with a gynecologist or urologist who specializes in pelvic pain. ...Read more
Here are some ...: Changing suprapubic catheter may cause some discomfort / pain. With understanding and accepting reality, almost all patients tolerates very well. Over time, they incorporate such chores as a part of their life and cope with it well. So, work closely with your doc, it's bearable. But occasionally, few patients tend to form encrustation at the end of catheter leading to more pain at pulling it out. ...Read more
Are suprapubic catheters safe? What are the risks involved? I am supposed to have one put in on Tuesday morning and I am worried.
Weight loss: At 216 pounds, your BMI would be > 30. Your best bet is to start on a sensible, low fat diet ... Your doctor should be able to partner with you and if appropriate provide you with a referral to a nutritionist or some medication to help you reach your goals. New medications such as Qsymia (phentermine and topiramate) have shown to be helpful in some patients. Hope that helps! ...Read more
Had a low lying placenta @12.5weeks . I'm now 18 weeks measuring 21 with suprapubic pain. Could this be related to the placenta?
Possibly not likely : Placenta previous very common in early pregnancy. Overtime the placental typically grows and moves up and out-of-the-way. Unless it completely covers the opening of the cervical opening (os), is unlikely to cause any significant problems. Any bleeding however or significant cramping should cause you to check with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Other sx's?: When you are starting labor your water may break or you may have blood in vaginal discharge. The baby may feel like s/he had dropped lower. Nausea or loose stools may be present . Contractions may be strong, regular and don't cease until delivery. There may also be back pain. ...Read more
What can happen if a suprapubic catheter is not changed after the lifespan of the catheter? (Over 12 weeks)
Probably okay...: Anyone with catheter to bladder via either urethra or suprapubic cystostomy will increase the odd to have bacteria in urine by 8-15% daily no matter what could be done. So, do not need give antibiotics if having no systemic symptoms like fever. For a duration of >12 weeks, it should be just fine provided the catheter care is done correctly, but occasional patients may have severe encrustation ... ...Read more
What to do if I have been told by my urologist I need to have a suprapubic tube installed how is this done?
Suprapubic tube: A suprapubic tube is placed between the pubic bone and the belly button. It is a procedure which can be performed as an outpatient with general anesthesia and sometimes local with iv sedation. You need a suprapubic tube if you cannot urinate normally and some prefer this instead of catheter in the urethra ...Read more
The uro will make a cytostomy suprapubic tomorow to my father, 88. Please i want to know the risk and if this is corect for a patient of hyperplasia.
Suprapubic cystostom: This procedure is one choice for providing adequate drainage of urine from the bladder and under some circumstances is considered preferable to chronic foley catheter insertion through the penis. The clinical decision of which to use is determined by the urologist and you should discuss this with them. ...Read more
Had chronic suprapubic pain for 3+ years. Spreads to groin and thighs. Never found anything, except 1 mycoplasma. Could there be a connection or not?
I have a suprapubic catheter for retention and my nurse said i've had it in that long that my bladder would of forgotten how to work now, i this right?
Would a suprapubic cathether be better than ileal conduit surgery for my of aged dad, with bladder ca?
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