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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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I had a catheter for urinary retention for 2 months, then had it removed only to have it renserted again for retention. Im woried abt losng continence?

I had a catheter for urinary retention for 2 months, then had it removed only to have it renserted again for retention. Im woried abt losng continence?

Cath and continence: M: I had a catheter for urinary retention for 2 months, then had it removed only to have it renserted again for retention. Im woried abt losng continence? ANS: the cause of your retention needs to be found out so that it can be treated correctly. Ask your Dr what is the cause or the problem. In men most likely BPH. Which can be Rxed with meds or surgery. ...Read more

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Ask a health question... Alternatives to catheter for post operative urinary retention for male 65 ?

Ask a health question... Alternatives to catheter for post operative urinary retention for male 65 ?

None reasonable: Bladder will continue to fill + has to be drained because of pain and discomfort. Intermiitent ctheterizaion is management of choice with much lower risk of UTI than an indwelling catheter. Voiding ability, if present before operation, should return and can be aided by medications. ...Read more

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Since my tlh on 2/5 I have had urinary retention and have a Foley catheter in place. What is the typical cause for urinary retention after a tlh?

Since my tlh on 2/5 I have had urinary retention and have a Foley catheter in place. What is the typical cause for urinary retention after a tlh?

A few things: Anesthetic agents at first complicate urinating by effect on muscles involved. Pain meds can cause/contribute to it. Local irritation/inflammation can contribute. The pain post-procedure can keep you from wanting to push to go. Residual irritation from foley (if out) can. Positioning (esp if in bed/on sofa a lot) doesn't help. So many things play into it, and all (should) resolve over a few days. ...Read more

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How is urinary retention in men treated without catheters?

How is urinary retention in men treated without catheters?

Medication/surgery: If you are in true retention and can't urinate at all it becomes an emergency. If it's not treated you can have renal failure and die. There are many medications, mainly Alpha blockers (flomax, opens bladder neck) and 5 Alpha reductase inhibitors (proscar, shrinks prostate) that can help. Minimally invasive treatments like microwave can help. For more: @thepeedoc www.Peedoc.Com. ...Read more

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If I have chronic urinary retention how would care for my catheters?

If I have chronic urinary retention how would   care for my catheters?

You would: Many people have catheters and take care of them. Keep them clean. It's really just plumbing. Urologists are often considered the "plumbers" of the body.For more: @thepeedoc www.Peedoc.Com. ...Read more

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What could cause urinary retention?

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What could cause urinary retention?

Urinary retention: Antidepressants with strong anticholinergic actions such as trazodone & elavil, (amitriptyline) in large doses or in susceptible individuals. This is in psychiatry. ...Read more

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What causes acute urinary retention postop?

What causes acute urinary retention postop?

Many reasons: It may be related to anesthesia, medications, or the type of surgery you had. If the surgery was done near the bladder, you are more likely to have this problem. However, it is mostly temporary and will resolve. Occasionally, medication is used to help with this. You may also need to use the cathether until the problem resolves, either by intermittent self-catheterization or indwelling cath. ...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


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