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Urinary Catheter Bypassing
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
They are standard: Sized. It is only placed as far as it needs to go. The remainder stays outside of the body. ...Read more
Some discomfort, but: Inserting catheter through urethra to urinary bladder is common for inability to empty bladder in daily living or after surgery affecting urination, is done out of medical necessity for your bladder long-term protection, and always bears some its inherent expected discomfort with a degree widely varying with coping ability, but usually tolerable after understanding & accepting life real reality. ...Read more
What is differance between foly, silicon and foly silicon urinary catheter? And for what can be use?
Same thing: You describe the same thing; a foley is a urunary catheter, sometimes made of silocone, and is placed in the urethra ; used to drain out the urinary bladder. Often these are used during or after an operation or if there is urinary blockage from an enlarged prostate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am going to have a urinary catheter when I deliver my baby in about an hour does it hurt to push when it is in and what is it for ?
Looks worse than is: The urinary catheter diameter is chosen to fit the diameter of your urethra the hole that you urinate through. The area is sterilized and a catheter lubricated with numbing gel is inserted until urine flows out and a small balloon filled with either saline or air holds it in place. It is not very painful but looks so. ...Read more
Yes: I assume you mean throw it out in the garbage. ...Read more
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