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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.

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

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What can I do to address suprapubic pain that has been coming in waves over past few years?

What can I do to address suprapubic pain that has been coming in waves over past few years?

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

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What is suprapubic and flank pain?

Pain: Above your pubic bone and above your waist in your back. ...Read more

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What problems occur with changing my suprapubic catheter?

What problems occur with changing my suprapubic catheter?

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

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How would an aide clean the skin around a suprapubic catheter?

How would an aide  clean the skin around a suprapubic catheter?

Supra pubic catheter: 1/2 strength hydrogen peroxide diluted w sterile water or saline. Apply antibiotic ointment if the cathether was recently placedl as well. Of course check w your urologist if you have additional concerns such as increase discharge or redness around the catheter. ...Read more

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When must I seek immediate help if I have a suprapubic catheter and low output?

When must I seek immediate help if I have a suprapubic catheter and low output?

Low output: If urine flow from a catheter is less than 25cc per hour, there may be a problem & a patient with this output should be seen. This is not always catheter related. There may be kidney problems. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a suprapubic fat pad? I'm still kinda young & I'm 5'11 and weigh 216lbs

How can I get rid of a suprapubic fat pad? I'm still kinda young & I'm 5'11 and weigh 216lbs

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

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Suprapubic pain, can I be in labor?

Suprapubic pain, can I be in labor?

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

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What causes bladder spasms if I have a suprapubic catheter?

What causes bladder spasms if I have a suprapubic catheter?

Foreign body: Ny foreign body within a patient may cause the body to react to "remove" the problem. Can be treated with medications that relax the bladder muscles. ...Read more