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What is getting a urinary catheter like? Is it painful?

What is getting a urinary catheter like? Is it painful?

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

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


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How is a urinary catheter actually inserted?

How is a urinary catheter actually inserted?

Through urethra: Genital area and tip of urethra is disinfected and urethral tract anesthetized by Lidocaine or another local anesthetic. Urinary catheter is than slowly advanced in urethra till in enters the bladder. ...Read more

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Is it thought of as dangerous to remove foley's urinary catheter with out deflating the ballon?

Is it thought of as dangerous to remove foley's urinary catheter with out deflating the ballon?

Yes: D not remove the catheter without deflating the balloon as this could damage your urethra (the tube that drains your bladder). The balloon can be deflated by simply cutting the entire catheter but consult with your doctor first. ...Read more

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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 more

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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 ?

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 ?

Here are some..: You should direct this Q to whoever will deliver your baby; don't be afraid to ask since he/she knows the "best" for your individual need. Besides, it is nice to know that professional experience and practice may widely vary. Best wish to delivery... ...Read more

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Urinary catheter is it needed for appendectomy?

Urinary catheter is it needed for appendectomy?

Not always: Depends on whether the appendix has perforated, if there is already peritonitis, if the diagnosis is clear or there are alternative diagnoses. There are also technical reasons, for instance the appendix can be very close to the bladder. ...Read more

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What is a urinary catheter?

Catheter: A flexible tube placed into the bladder through the urethra for the purpose of draining urine from the bladder. ...Read more

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Urinary (Definition)

Any subject, be it anatomy, physiology, or object pertaining to urine. For example: urinary tract (anatomy), urinary catheter (object), ...Read more