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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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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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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. ...Read more

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What's a Foley catheter infection?

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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Will urethral stent removal be painful?

Will urethral stent removal be painful?

Very briefly.: An indwelling ureteral stent is removed in one of two ways. A quick pull on a little string to pull it out of the urethra, or by using a flexible scope to enter the bladder and pulling out the stent with forceps. Both can cause bladder discomfort and some flank pain as it is quickly removed. Some residual pain can linger for a day or two. Pain can be variable with many feeling no pain. ...Read more

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Where are the catheters inserted during a cardiac catheterization procedure?

Tubes: Catheters are about 100 cms long plastic tubes with one or more holes and preformed flexible tips to make it easy to direct into the openings of the coronary arteries. ...Read more

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Can a Foley catheter stretch the detrusor muscle?

Can a Foley catheter stretch the detrusor muscle?

Probably not: For short term use, the foley catheter should not cause detrusor muscle trouble. ...Read more

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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 painful is membranous urethral stricture dilatation ?

How painful is membranous urethral stricture dilatation ?

Moderately painful: This most often done using local( Lidocaine) anesthesia in the office, The pain also depends on the severity of the stricture. If severe, an optical internal urethrotomy ( cutting the stricture using a cystoscope) may be done with general anesthesia ...Read more

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Would urethral membranous stricture cause premature ejaculation ?

Would urethral membranous stricture cause premature ejaculation ?

Premature: Ejaculation is sometimes called ill-timed ejaculation. It is a subjective evaluation. You may orgasm too quickly and not satisfy your partner. If you have concerns you can see your doc or a licensed sex therapist. It is not an illness. Please ask your urologist or your doc about the stricture question. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Are urethral catheters used during ACL reconstruction surgery?

Are urethral catheters used during ACL reconstruction surgery?

No: Acl reconstructions typically take between 20 and 60 minutes to perform. Catheters are only necessary for surgeries that take longer than 2 hours. ...Read more

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Had meatoplasty or urethral dilation helped your bladder problems?

Had meatoplasty or urethral dilation helped your bladder problems?

What: You had meatoplasy and urethral dilatation. What is your question? I am sorry if I misunderstood your question. ...Read more

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What happens during nephrostomy tube insertion?

What happens during nephrostomy tube insertion?

Several steps.: Nephrostomy tubes are most often placed by interventional radiologists (ir). First, you may receive a mild sedative. Ir uses fluoroscopes to find the kidney. The skin at the site of the tube is numbed with local anesthetic. A needle is placed through the skin and into the kidney's urinary space. A wire is guided into the kidney, the needle removed, and then the nephrostomy tube is deployed. ...Read more

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Whats retrograde urethrogram with voiding cystourethrogram?

Whats retrograde urethrogram with voiding cystourethrogram?

Urethrogram 2 ways: Urethra filled by retrograde instillation of x-ray contrast, in males, through a foley catheter inflated just inside urethral opening or with a special retrograde urethrogram device attached to a syringe filling urethra and bladder until bladder full & patient voids. Or in both sexes bladder filled via a catheter which is then removed & urethra then filled from below by syringe.Best urethral pics. ...Read more

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Can a pretty nurse inserting a Foley catheter cause an erection ?

Can a pretty nurse inserting a Foley catheter cause an erection ?

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

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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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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

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