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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 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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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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Are suprapubic catheters safe? What are the risks involved? I am supposed to have one put in on Tuesday morning and I am worried.

Are suprapubic catheters safe? What are the risks involved? I am supposed to have one put in on Tuesday morning and I am worried.

Infection, leak: These of been around since the 1960s. There's a lot of experience with them. You can go ahead and get this, you will be monitored for infection or leaking. You need to clarify any of your questions with your physician ...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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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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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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Had a low lying placenta @12.5weeks . I'm now 18 weeks measuring 21 with suprapubic pain. Could this be related to the placenta?

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 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

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What can happen if a suprapubic catheter is not changed after the lifespan of the catheter? (Over 12 weeks)

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

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What to do if I have been told by my urologist I need to have a suprapubic tube installed how is this done?

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

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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.

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

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Is suprapubic pain during the first week a sign of pregnancy?

Not: Suprapubic pain would be uncommon for early pregnancy. You could have a bladder infection. See your doc. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Groin pain: Probably no connection to the mycoplasma if that was treated fully. Could possibly be related to the surgery. I recommend you discuss this and pursue an evaluation with your doctor. ...Read more

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19y/o, F. Had a suprapubic catheter fitted today, due to fowlers syndrome but got loads of pain at top of my vagina, is this normal?

Maybe,maybe not: It depends. Some pain is normal. Make sure the catheter is draining well and also make sure there is no urine draining in to the vagina. If both are ok. It may be just normal healing and just require some time. ...Read more