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Doctor insights on: Urethral Catheter Insertion

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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, etc. The catheter also may not be a good fit or well lubricated for insertion. ...Read more

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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What can be done to minimize the pain of folley catheter insertion and removal? I recall this experience as the most unbearably painful event.

Folley: I fully understand your concern. A Lidocaine gel can be used during insertion to help minimize the discomfort. Removal is not as painful as insertion is. A pill of Ibuprofen or Naproxen prior to that may help numb up the experience. ...Read more

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Someone said I can get a PE because of poor technique from a IV catheter insertion in my forearm. Is this true?

Someone said I can get a PE because of poor technique from a IV catheter insertion in my forearm. Is this true?

PE arm uv: well true but very very rare. I have been doom medicine for 50 years and never seen one. We'll make that I have never recognized one. So how did this issue come up?j ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: dialysis catheter insertion?

What is the definition or description of: dialysis catheter insertion?

See below: A dialysis catheter is a conduit to access either the blood stream or the peritoneal cavity to enable to performance of dialysis. Hemodialysis catheters can be acute or temporary or chronic and in that case tunnelled under the skin. Peritoneal catheters are always tunnelled and enter the abdominal wall. Insertion is done with local anesthesia under ultrasound guidance or surgically. ...Read more

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Can miscarriage be caused by an incorrect insertion of a catheter.I had a u/s viste where they used a catheter after i left i had bleeding n had a m/c?

Can miscarriage be caused by an incorrect insertion of a catheter.I had a u/s viste where they used a catheter after i left i had bleeding n had a m/c?

What catheter?: Pelvic ultrasound during pregnancy do not require any catheter placement. Gynecologic ultrasounds may employ an intrauterine catheter, but those types of exams should never be performed during pregnancy (a negative urine pregnancy test is required before the catheter placement). Please clarify! ...Read more

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Is it safe to use benzocaine gel before insertion of a Foley catheter?

Is it safe to use  benzocaine gel before insertion of a Foley catheter?

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

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