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Do you have to have a catheter with every kind of surgery or just some?

Do you have to have a catheter with every kind of surgery or just some?

Some: It depends on the type of surgery. Longer surgical procedures, more complicated procedures, emergency surgery, or those people that may have multiple medical illnesses may have a urinary catheter. They catheter is usually removed soon after surgery. ...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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When is a catheter necessary (during surgery) and when not please?

When is a catheter necessary (during surgery) and when not please?

Sometimes: Urinary catheters are needed for long procedures or ones that anticipate blood loss. Otherwise the bladder could become over distended. We also place them if we want to monitor urine output or watch for signs of blood in the urine when working close to the urinary tract. On average though we have cut way back on catheter use in the past 5 years as we know it reduces urinary infections. ...Read more

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Urine no sensation after a surgery. To recover this medical mistake I attempt 2,surgery. Still no sensation and still using catheter since last 2 yr?

It depends: It is really depend on what kind of surgery was done first time and why you end up with no sensation ant not what kind of surgery you had second time having a catheter for two years will make situation worst as far as feeling concern of course you need a temporary solution for your urine that coming I suggest something called Texas catheter or a condom catheter for now ...Read more

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Do I need a catheter for my neck surgery?

Do I need a catheter for my neck surgery?

Depends on surgery: It all depends on the length of the surgery and the condition that you have in your neck. Would leave this up to the surgeon. Discuss this with him. ...Read more

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Is a catheter needed for gallbladder surgery?

No: It depends on how big is the stones and if its obstructing the duct. ...Read more

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Do you need a Foley catheter for outpatient surgery?

Do you need a Foley catheter for outpatient surgery?

Depends: Often not, but it would depend on the type of surgery that you are having, and if the urinary bladder needed to be empty during surgery, or if the surgery may be a longer procedure. Ask your surgeon before the surgery. ...Read more

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Is it possible that I have to use a catheter during appendix removal surgery?

Is it possible that I have to use a catheter during appendix removal surgery?

Yes, temporarily: The use of a foley catheter to drain the bladder during abdominal surgery is not uncommon. These are generally placed after anesthesia is given and removed within 24 hours after surgery. Occasionally the foley catheter is not used, but if the patient cannot urinate after surgery, catheterization may be required once or twice until the patient can urinate on their own. ...Read more

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During the robotic prostatectomy surgery, do they put the Foley catheter in before or during the surgery?

During the robotic prostatectomy surgery, do they put the Foley catheter in before or during the surgery?

Here are some ....: Insert one before the procedure to assist visualizing and "feeling" the urethra for transecting the urethra during the procedure. After that, the first one is removed and replaced with another one to assist connecting urethra to bladder neck and for postoperative care, just like open prostatectomy. At times, the same one can be used as long as it is not cut or damaged. For detail, ask Doc. ...Read more

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I am having scoliosis surgery in the next week . Just been informed that i will need a catheter . Can i refuse one ?And does it hurt when they putitin

I am having scoliosis surgery in the next week . Just been informed that i will need a catheter . Can i refuse one ?And does it hurt when they putitin

See below: This is usually necessary to monitor the urine output during surgery especially spine surgery as this can take many hours. The catheter is placed usually after you were asleep so you will not feel it and is removed a day or two after surgery if uncomplicated. Good luck thank you. ...Read more

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Will i need a catheter for ACL surgery?

Will i need a catheter for ACL surgery?

Not usually: If you mean a catheter for your bladder the answer is not usually. Some surgeons have the anesthesia doctors (with the patient's permission) perform a nerve block on the operative lower extremity to help with postop pain control. Sometimes a small catheter is placed into the skin at the site of the nerve block to allow the numbing medicine to go in over a few days. ...Read more

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Can a woman use urinary catheters after a surgical abortion?

Please Clarify: I would think the answer is yes, of course. But, i feel some of the context is missing. Given the spina bifida history i assume that is why the catheter is necessary. ...Read more

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Do you need to wear a catheter during ACL reconstruction surgery?

Do you need to wear a catheter during ACL reconstruction surgery?

No: Routine acl reconstruction should take less than 90 minutes for an experienced surgeon. You should not need a catheter during surgery. Make sure you void before you go into the or. Many surgeons and hospitals use urinary catheters during surgery routinely. If it is a big concern for you talk about it with your doctor prior to surgery. ...Read more

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Is surgical ablation something they have to open your chest for (vs by catheter)?

Is surgical ablation something they have to open your chest for (vs by catheter)?

Usually.: Assuming you are asking about atrial fibrillation ablation - the surgical technique either requires a sternotomy (open chest) for the typical maze procedure, or through smaller incisions in the chest wall (minimally invasive maze). Both are more invasive than the catheter ablation technique, which only requires needle punctures. ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal after bladder surgery? From remove a complication Foley catheter in male.

How long does it take to heal after bladder surgery? From remove a complication Foley catheter in male.

2 weeks: The question is not very clear, however assuming you had transurethral surgery to help remove a catheter it may take you a couple of weeks to feel better. ...Read more

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If I am able to walk the same day, or day after prostatectomy surgery why do they need to put in a catheter?

If I am able to walk the same day, or day after prostatectomy surgery why do they need to put in a catheter?

Urethra must heal: During a prostatectomy, the urethra has been cut and then sewn back together. Wearing a catheter (usually for about a week) allows the sewed-together parts of the urethra to heal. ...Read more

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I had surgery and it feels like a plastic piece from the catheter was left in my arm. Is that possible orb problem.

I had surgery and it feels like a plastic piece from the catheter was left in my arm. Is that possible orb problem.

Catchetet incomplete: Incomplete removal unlikely more often this pjs a thrombosed vein that feels hard usually this would absorb and disappears in a few weeks some get infected so watch out for this. ...Read more

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Im having a urethral diverticulum surgery and getting a hole in my urethra fix how long is the recovery time? And how long do I wear the catheter?

Im having a urethral diverticulum surgery and getting a hole in my urethra fix how long is the recovery time? And how long do I wear the catheter?

Dr's job 2 tell U: Surgeon's responsibility to explain everything about indications for surgery, alternative operations, post-operative care, complication risk ; likelihood of success. There is simple cut-back procedure for a small distal diverticulum (spence-duckett) ; no catheter. Transvaginal approach with excision of 'tic, urethral ; vaginal closure + interposition of pedicle flap needs catheter about 10 days. ...Read more

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I had surgery and in the or they put a Foley catheter in me without consent . Surgery was 2hrs. Uti are rampant. There should be consent. Its my bod?

I had surgery and in the or they put a Foley catheter in me without consent . Surgery was  2hrs.  Uti are rampant. There should be consent. Its my bod?

It is implied: You should be told or prepared. If surgery takes excessive time than you need foley. I generally prepare my patients to know what to expect. No seperate consent needed for foley. ...Read more

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