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How do blood clots form in the bladder after a Foley catheter is inserted?

How do blood clots form in the bladder after a Foley catheter is inserted?

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

Foley Catheter (Definition)

Foley catheters are usually manufactured from latex rubber. They are used to drain urine from either male or female bladders. The catheter will often be placed into the bladder and kept in place by inflating a balloon at the most distal end of the catheter. Urine then drains through a hole down the middle of the catheter ...Read more


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What is a Foley catheter colposcope?

What is a Foley catheter colposcope?

Different things: A foley catheter is a plastic or latex tube inserted into the bladder to drain urine from it. A colposcope is an instrument used to visualize the cervix under magnification. ...Read more

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How often do g-tube be changed (tube is Foley catheter)?

How often do g-tube be changed (tube is Foley catheter)?

Every 3-6 months: If your g tube is functioning properly every 6 months is fine. If you've had problems with clogging, 3 months is better. ...Read more

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Training the bladder with a Foley catheter?

Training the bladder with a Foley catheter?

Need more Info: At your age its difficult to comprehend your question. Foley catheters are a major cause of bladder and kidney infections. Be careful. ...Read more

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How is a Foley catheter inserted in a girl in er?

How is a Foley catheter inserted in a girl in er?

Foley: The girls legs are spread apart, an antiseptic is used over the urethra and surrounding area, the urethra is identified, and a ky-lubricated catheter is inserted into the urethra. The location is verified when urine comes out the other end. The bulb of the foley is filled with sterile saline. ...Read more

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Not urinating enough after forceps delivery and had Foley catheter for 20 days?

Not urinating enough after forceps delivery and had Foley catheter for 20 days?

You need: Urodynamics to determine if there is something wrong with your bladder. Most likely you just need more time to heal. Ok to learn intermittent catheterization to see if and when you begin to urinate. ...Read more

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How is a catheter inserted during the HSG procedure?

How is a catheter inserted during the HSG procedure?

Gently: You have a vaginal speculum exam, exactly like for a pap, then the examiner can see the external os (opening of the cervix) to guide the catheter gently into place. ...Read more

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What's a Foley catheter infection?

Bladder or urethral: Infection because germs travel up alongside or through the catheter. Hence we always try to remove foley catheters as soon as possible, or even to try and avoid using them in the first place. However, they are usually inserted for sound medical reasons. ...Read more

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How to bladder train with a Foley cath on a male?

How to bladder train with a Foley cath  on  a male?

Urinary retention: There are a number of approaches to bladder conditioning but there are condition such as atonic bladder that will not respond. The question has to be why catheter to begin with. Prostate disease, medication, comobidities neurologic disease, diabetes. Establish cause and then focus on treatment. ...Read more

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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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Told bladder tac is pushing into vagina. Pain,bloody urine,loss of bladder control. Best advice/procedure to fix?

Told bladder tac is pushing into vagina. Pain,bloody urine,loss of bladder control. Best advice/procedure to fix?

Specialist: I recommend that both a gynecological surgeon and a urologist who specializes in urinary incontinence and bladder disorders examine,evaluate and advise you on the structural diagnoses causing your symptoms and on what the various treatment options you have. The occurrence of bloody urine makes thorough urologic evaluation mandatory as it isn't necessarily explained by pelvic floor insufficiency. ...Read more

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What to do if I have hypertrophy, urine blockage in 83yo dm, late pd, supra-pubic cath vs ureteral stent?

What to do if I have hypertrophy, urine blockage in 83yo dm, late pd, supra-pubic cath vs ureteral stent?

Here are some...: I would still recommend a 83-year man to undergo PVP procedure with Greenlight laser if his overall medical condition is reasonable and still able to urinate to a degree despite some residual urine. Suprapubic cystostomy or tube is reserved for men with a fully dysfunctional bladder, i.e., a " complete" bladder atony. ...Read more

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Had hysteroscopy w/ septum resection, have uterine balloon stent catheter. Seems to be slipping out. How can I be sure the balloon is still in place?

Doctor exam : You probably will not be able to confirm the balloon catheter is in place on your own. Your GYN surgeon will likely need to do an exam or pelvic sonogram to confirm. Most likely you have a follow up appointment scheduled after this particular surgery ...Read more

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How long does post bladder catheter pain last after they take out the catheter?

How long does post bladder catheter pain last after they take out the catheter?

Variable: The catheter can irritate the urethra causing burning with urination. This pain should be self limiting but if persistent for more than a few days, an infection may have set in. See your doctor if this is true. ...Read more

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Why does blood show up after a Foley catheter is inserted?

Why does blood show up after a Foley catheter is inserted?

Usually doesn't: Blood should not show up after foley catheter insertion but sometimes it does. This is usually due to the trauma of placing the catheter in which the catheter rubs up against the urethra causing irritiation. It should resolve quickly. If not, it may need to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Do i need a urinary catheter inserted for breast reduction surgery?

Do i need a urinary catheter inserted for breast reduction surgery?

Up to surgeon: The general rule is that a catheter is not necessary if the surgery is less than 3 hours. If your surgeon decides that you do not need one, s/he will have you empty your bladder before entering the operating room. ...Read more

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What is urethrocystoscopy + bladder neck incision? I underwent that procedure. Is painful urination common after catheter being removed? Please rush

What is urethrocystoscopy + bladder neck incision? I underwent that procedure. Is  painful urination  common after catheter being removed? Please rush

Common: It is common to have painful urination for a week or two after catheter is removed. Given your young age, your urologist probably diagnosed you with a high riding bladder neck that was causing you difficult voiding symptoms. The procedure involves putting a camera scope in your urethra and making relaxing incisions in your bladder neck with laser or cautery to change your bladder neck angle. ...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