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Okay to use a urethra catheter at home without prescription?

Okay to use a urethra catheter at home without prescription?

Not first time: Clean intermittent self catheterization anywhere private, is acceptable method of bladder drainage, however there needs to be medical reason for catheterization in first place. Hence requirement for prescription. Can certainly have unlimited refills after initial prescription.

Urethra (Definition)

The canal through which urine exits the bladder, discharging the urine externally. In men, it is about 20-cm long with a membranous, prostatic, bulbar, and pendulous segments ending at the glans penis; it gives passage to the spermatic fluid as well as urine. In the female, the urethra is about 4 cm long & in close relation with the anterior ...Read more


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I'm 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?

I'm 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.

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Is it safe to use a urethra catheter at home without prescription?

Is it safe to use a urethra catheter at home without prescription?

Why?: You should not use any catheter without being taught how to and what is the reason you would want to?

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How common is it to start bleeding from urethra, a week after catheter insertion?

Catheters: Depends on why the catheter was inserted, whether it is still in place and numerous other factors, including gender. Unlikely to be a highly significant problem, but recommend you discuss it with the physician who placed the catheter.

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19 yr female. Had a catheter put in at the ER. Took 4 nurses, ER Dr., and 7 try's with small cath. Lots of blood, how long before my urethra heals?

19 yr female. Had a catheter put in at the ER. Took 4 nurses, ER Dr., and 7 try's with small cath. Lots of blood, how long before my urethra heals?

Trauma: It's unusual to have such difficulty catheterizing a female patient, but trauma to the urethra should heal within several days to a week. If heavy bleeding into the urine persists or lasts much longer than a week, consult a urologist.

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Would having a supra pubic catheter cause any pain, especially in urethra and on urination urethrally.

Would having a supra pubic catheter cause any pain, especially in urethra and on urination urethrally.

Possibly: A suprapubic tube is a catheter inserted into the bladder through the lower front abdominal wall. It may cause bladder spasms and a sense of urethral discomfort if the catheter balloon and tip of the catheter migrate near the base of the bladder. Talk to your urologist if this continues. You should also make sure to get urine checked for infection.

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Is it possible to have a surgery to keep the urethra open permanently for someone who has overflow incontinence instead of using a catheter 24/7?

Is it possible to have a surgery to keep the urethra open permanently for someone who has overflow incontinence instead of using a catheter 24/7?

Need more info: You need to give us the cause of your OVERFLOW incontinence. If the bledder is permanently full both kidneys will eventually be damaged. No surgeon will place a sling because the bladder will still be full. You are only 20.Have you had spinal cord injury?? What medications are you on? Wish you the best.

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I had my urethra rebuilt about seven weeks ago and I still have a catheter in. How long does it take for the scar tissue to form around the tube?

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I had my urethra rebuilt about seven weeks ago and I still have a catheter in. How long does it take for the scar tissue to form around the tube?

Here are some. ...: The duration for indwelling catheter after open urethrolasty for urethral stricture widely varies depending on the nature of tissue, length & location of stricture, surgeon's observation and experience, etc. So, please direct this specific question to your surgeon since others' would be unfair and unrealistic for your individual circumstance and need. Work with Doc and best wish. ..

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I had a catheter for six weeks due to labor trauma. Its been out for almost two months now, but it still stings during sex, it feels like urethra pain?

I had a catheter for six weeks due to labor trauma. Its been out for almost two months now, but it still stings during sex, it feels like urethra pain?

Here are some. ..: As long as slowly but surely getting better day by day and making sure of no UTI and bladder emptying, please be patient and give an ample time for improvement. With these in mind, you can converse and cooperate better with Doc in a more sensible fashion. Best wish. ..

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Had catheter removed last week after hysterectomy, hurt to pee and my urethra is bleeding. Dr. said I don't have a uti. Well what could it be.

Had catheter removed last week after hysterectomy, hurt to pee and my urethra is bleeding. Dr. said I don't have a uti. Well what could it be.

Give time & patience: Seeing speckles of bloody urine and feeling some burning are expected for some withing few days after catheter removal as long as getting better and less over time so to see how your self-healing process may bring, go, & evolve reflecting unique personal health state. So, give time and patience for now, and see your surgeon as needed down the road of recovery.

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Help please! Is bleeding common after urethral catheter insertion?

Help please! Is bleeding common after urethral catheter insertion?

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.

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I had urethral stricture surgery and am having bleeding with the catheter still in. What should I do?

I had urethral stricture surgery and am having bleeding with the catheter still in. What should I do?

Call doctor: Anytime you have surgery and have a question about your post surgical course, call your doctor. I much rather someone " bother" me with a questions that turns out to be nothing than have someone not want to "bother" me and it turn out to be serious. You might be bleeding from the surgery or irritation form the catheter...Either way it is better that your surgeon know about this.

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What is the reason that urethral tears heal with a catheter but urethral stricture requires surgery and other measures?

What is the reason that urethral tears heal with a catheter but urethral stricture requires surgery and other measures?

Diffrent problems: A urethral tear is helped by the catheter becuause it seals off the tear, prevents bleeding and keeps down swelling that can obstruct flow. A stricture is scar tissue that has formed after the healing process is complete. Scar tissue formation is a normal part of the healing process. In some pts too much scar tissue forms and obstructs flow. Surgery to clesr out the scar is then necessary.

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Do doctors insert a urethral catheter for ACL reconstruction surgery?

Do doctors insert a urethral catheter for ACL reconstruction surgery?

Acl: I do not use catheter for acl surgery nore do I know of one that does. Majority for isolated acl sugery do not use one however it can be enfluenced in type of anesthesia modality u choose for yourself.

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Is it normal to have small urine volume and burning feeling after removing urethral catheter. And what is good for chronic constipation for elders?

Common: When the catheter is removed there is some irritation around the urethral sphincter which causes a little burning until healed and also stimulates your urgency to urinate so you will do it more often and thus the volume is low each time. Constipation is complex. You can modify the diet, uses fiber supplements like Metamucil and various products to stimulate the colon.

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3mo ago hospitalized for broken pelvis, catheter caused uti. Then rehab for a month, another uti. Two more. All 4 treated. First ones in my life. Why?

3mo ago hospitalized for broken pelvis, catheter caused uti. Then rehab for a month, another uti. Two more. All 4 treated. First ones in my life. Why?

Maybe UTI, maybe not: Normally, the human urinary system is designed to 1) flow one way (i.e. Out) and 2) completely empty the bladder. The catheter can cause a "back wash" of urine (with bacteria) into the bladder. Now, if the diagnosis is based solely on WBC in the urine, then it may not be a UTI but rather, a pyuria due to irritation of the bladder by the balloon that keeps the catheter in place.

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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