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I'm wondering can the Foley catheter connect directly to a leg drainage bag?

I'm wondering can the Foley catheter connect directly to a leg drainage bag?

Yes: Ther are different bags do not try to fit one on the foley is supposed to be as sterile as possible manipulating a new bag on may contaminate it. ...Read more

Discharge (Definition)

Discharge can be a noun or a verb; it has multiple meanings in physics, chemistry, military, and legal usage. The most common medical meaning is a substance that is being excreted. Examples: pus is the discharge from a pimple; a vaginal discharge can mean infection; an ear discharge can mean an infection of the outer ear tract; a nasal discharge ...Read more


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Kidney pain, chills, fever. Had urine culture. Result: bacterial infection. But, where is infection? Bladder? Kidney? Bacterial UTI?

Kidney pain, chills, fever. Had urine culture. Result: bacterial infection. But, where is infection? Bladder? Kidney? Bacterial UTI?

Kidney I bet: Probably ascended from the bladder. Ask your physician about whether there is anything you can do to prevent future infections, or whether there may be an underlying problem putting you at risk. ...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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Can onions draw out urinary infection?

Can onions draw out urinary infection?

No: Onions are not, however taken, are an effective means of treating uti. ...Read more

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Diverticulitis, drain tube placed on pelvic, gets 5ml/24h gray foul smelling fluid. Is safe to remove drain tube? What is this fluid?

Diverticulitis, drain tube placed on pelvic, gets 5ml/24h gray foul smelling fluid. Is safe to remove drain tube? What is this fluid?

Do not remove: You likely had an infection due to a diverticulum rupturing, causing localized peritonitis and then abscess. Treatment for this is drainage and antibiotics until the abscess and inflammation resolves. Taking the tube out too early can cause reaccumulation of pus. See a colorectal surgeon following resolution to see whether you should have follow up surgery to removed the diseased segment. ...Read more

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What's a urinary tract infection limited to?

What's a urinary tract infection limited to?

Urinary tract: That is kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra. However a severe kidney infection can spread via the blood stream to the rest of the body, heart, brain, lungs etc.. ...Read more

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What compounds in cranberry juice help with a unrinary tract infection or an achy bladder?

What compounds in cranberry juice help with a unrinary tract infection or an achy bladder?

Two ways: Researchers now believe that cranberries contain substances that prevent infection-causing bacteria from sticking to the urinary tract walls. Scientists used to believe that cranberries protected against utis by making the urine more acidic, and therefore inhospitable, to bacteria. ...Read more

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Urinary tract infection maybe. Try cranberry juice first?

Urinary tract infection maybe. Try cranberry juice first?

No - urine test: Firstly you need to know if there is a UTI or not. That requires a urinalysis. Then antibiotics if you have a uti. Also drink plenty of water and urinate every couple of hours. This helps to eliminate bacteria from the bladder. Cranberry juice is useful in preventing a UTI by reducing ability of bacteria to adhere to the bladder lining. It does not treat a uti. ...Read more

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Peeing blood clots with a bladder infection?

Peeing blood clots with a bladder infection?

Possible: It is possible to urinate blood clots with any process that erodes or denudes blood vessels - from cancer to infection to bladder trauma or irritation from meds. It would be nice to see that the blood goes away with resolution of your infection. If it does not you need further investigation. ...Read more

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11 days post hysterectomy. Green drainage and blood from incision. Pain.Drs out if town? Infection?

11 days post hysterectomy. Green drainage and blood from incision. Pain.Drs out if town? Infection?

Yes: green discharge is definitely not normal.you have an infection,you need the wound cleaned,cultured,and start you on antibiotics,your GYN must have somebody covering,if not go to the ER. ...Read more

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Could a urinary tract infection cause urgency or urge incontinence?

Could a urinary tract infection cause urgency or urge incontinence?

Yes: Urgency can certainly be associated with a urinary tract infection, especially if these symptoms occurred suddenly. Call your doctor to set up a urine lab test. ...Read more

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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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Does a UTI or bladder infection cause bedwetting kids?

Does a UTI or bladder infection cause bedwetting kids?

Yes: Anything that irritates the lining of the bladder can increase the likelihood of incontinence, day or night. ...Read more

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Signs of bladder catheter coming out?

Signs of bladder catheter coming out?

Leaking: Of urine and discomfort are most likely the symptoms you will notice. ...Read more

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Cloudy urine at the start of peeing the rest is clear. Is it due to std, sti, uti, prostatitis, epididymitis, bladder infections or kidney infections?

Cloudy urine at the start of peeing the rest is clear. Is it due to std, sti, uti, prostatitis, epididymitis, bladder infections or kidney infections?

Probably okay if...: Have you felt some change in your usual voiding pattern like burning urination or urethral discharge? Did you get urinalysis with properly collected fresh urine, which should be the minimal yet surest way to confirm if having UTI etc. What you described could be normal to reflect some amorphous phosphate sediment in alkaline urine followed with clear urine. So, seek evaluation & counseling... ...Read more

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Will urinary tract infections cause bleeding into the urine?

Will urinary tract infections cause bleeding into the urine?

Some do: Some strains of bacteria are more frequently associated with blood in the urine (hematuria) just as some post-menopausal women are more liely to have hematuria associated with cystitis or utis than pre-menopausal women. ...Read more

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Post gall bladder removal and have blood blister where incision was?

Post gall bladder removal and have blood blister where incision was?

Recovery support: Blood blister can occur after surgical incision, usually from the tape adhesive and/or glue. This can be tender, should be kept clean and dry. Okay to report this to your surgical team when you call to make your post operative appointment. Call sooner if you develop fever or vomiting. Be well. ...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