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Doctor i just came from hospital and I have a urine bag attached to me. It pains sometimes when i get an erection..Any remedy...?

Doctor i just came from hospital and I have a urine bag attached to me. It pains sometimes when i get an erection..Any remedy...?

Foley catheter: Assuming you have an indwelling foley catheter for some reason? It is uncomfortable to get an erection with a catheter in place. Hopefully you will only need the catheter for a short time. ...Read more

Urine (Definition)

Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more


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I currently have a Foley due to urinary retention following a tlh. The urine in the bag looks pink? Some irritation, void challenge on tues. Am anemic

I currently have a Foley due to urinary retention following a tlh. The urine in the bag looks pink? Some irritation, void challenge on tues. Am anemic

Call your Dr: It might be from irritation, or could be infection, or a problem. You can try forcing fluids for 4-6 hrs (as in at least 1 liter/hr) and see if it lightens / resolves. Otherwise, should contact your dr (via answering service / page) to ask if ok to wait until tues (if infection & recent post-op, might not be). ...Read more

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Urine color in catheter bag goes from yellowish to a darker shade, prostate problem, dementia, no respiration problems. Possible reasons?

Urine color in catheter bag goes from yellowish to a darker shade, prostate problem, dementia, no respiration problems.  Possible reasons?

Here are some...: Urine color in draining bag is expected to change over time reflecting urine concentration, blood in urine, foods consumption, even drug use, or bacterial colonization, etc., but clinically insignificant as long as being afebrile & feeling comfortable. Then keep on adequate catheter care stressing: no catheter traction onto penis, bag always below bladder level, daily cleansing urethral opening... ...Read more

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If bag for babies urine sample was contaminated can high level of white blood cell test be false?Also second bag for culture make test false neg?

If bag for babies urine sample was contaminated can high level of white blood cell test be false?Also second bag for culture make test false neg?

No bags!!: If there is a significant concern for a urine infection in a baby, a bag specimen should never be used. It's akin to pooping on an area before a culture is collected instead of a nice sterile clean sight. The baby should be catheterized with a tiny feeding tube or small cath tube and a truly clean specimen obtained. So many false positives from dirty specimens and then unclear results. ...Read more

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Have a urinary catheter I have to keep in for a week. In the tube my urine looks yellow but in the bag it looks orange.

Have a urinary catheter I have to keep in for a week. In the tube my urine looks yellow but in the bag it looks orange.

Normal: Urine can look all different shades of yellow and orange depending upon your hydration. Often the bag urine will look different colored be caused it is a large quantity of urine. Also depends the background...put the tube or bag up against a white background to get the true color. Also some medications (pyridium) can make your urine different colors. I think everything you are describing is normal ...Read more