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Tenckhoff Catheter Insertion
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
No: But there may be inflammation, strictures, or other diseases in the lower urinary tract that can bleed. Also more likely to have hematuria if patient is taking a blood thinner, ie aspirin, plavix, coumadin, (warfarin) etc. The catheter also may not be a good fit or well lubricated for insertion. ...Read more
Yes: There is a Lidocaine jelly which can be used intraurethrally prior to insertion of a foley catheter or cystoscopic procedure done under local anesthesia. The comfort level of the patient is noticeably better with the injection of the jelly into the urethra, placement of a penile clamp for men, and waiting 5 minutes prior to insertion of the foley or cystoscope. ...Read more
No: A Malecot catheter is more typically used to drain the kidney via a passage through the back or the bladder through a suprapubic passage. It has soft extended flanges at its tip to help hold it in place. A Foley catheter has a smooth rounded tip and is inserted into the urethra to drain the bladder ...Read more
Depends: Depending on the arterial access , a single IV like catheter is placed called an arterial sheath. All catheters are fed thru the sheath using a j-shaped guide wire. Most sheaths are placed in the femoral artery others in the radial arteries. All arteries lead back to the heart in a retrograde fashion and the catheter is manipulated into the artery of intrest for repair with angioplaty and stent. ...Read more
Catheter trauma: As the foley goes thru the urethra and into the bladder it can cause abrasions, leading to bleeding and clotting sometimes. However, if it is being inserted for renal stones or a hemorrhagic cystitis or other renal issue, it may be unrelated to the foley catheter. Usually foley trauma just causes the urine to be blood tinged temporarily. Patients pulling and tugging on their foley can do this. ...Read more
The MRI read: greater tuberosity avulsion fracture involving the supraspinatus and infraspinatus distraction of fragments 1.4cm from normal insertion?
Yes: It happens often with patients. Nurses are aware of this and it's usually not a problem since it's not usually voluntary. ...Read more
I received a needle stick from a suture needle while performing external sutures. There was visible blood on the suture needle.The patient had interna?
Aching throughout leg a week after cardiac catheter ablation? The leg below the catheter insertion point, down to the foot. Mild aching but annoying.
Maybe: You have a large clot in hour groin from the catheter or maybe it was from an odd positioning of your leg during the procedure . At ant rate it does not sound serious since it is just an annoying ache. It's really hard to tell without knowing more about where in your leg it aches, if constant or not. Have you tried tylenol (acetaminophen) ? Hope you feel better ! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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