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Urine Drainage Bag
Dad has a condom catheter. I noticed the drainage tube is full. Is this normal? Urine is in bag too but thought tube normally empty.
Condom cath: Gravity impacts the flow in tube to the bag...Back flow from the bag to the tube should not be possible. ...Read more
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
A drainage bag.: A nephrostomy tube is placed through the skin of the flank, to drain urine from the kidney. This is usually due to some kind of obstruction of the kidney or ureter. This tube leads out and drains to a drainage bag. Several types of bags exist, usually with a "luer-lock" connector that fastens to the tube. Other bags used by interventional radiology such as bile bags may be used. ...Read more
HMMMM?: Not quite sure what this could be. Have the discharge tested at your GYN's office to get the diagnosis and if any treatment is needed. Good luck. ...Read more
It mighr: be related to vitamin or dietary intake more info is helpfull for us to help diagnose an issue ...Read more
Possible infection: It is unclear if the discharge is mixed within the urine or drops outside, but usually urinary tract infection leads to cloudy urine that is associated with urge to urinate and burning. Vaginal infections can lead to something like you are describing, may be associated with itching, sometimes odor. In any case, you should see your md for additional testing and clarification. ...Read more
Infection: Discharge or urine should never smell bad and generally indicates an infection. You need to get tested for vaginal infection, sexually transmitted infection and urinary tract infection. Gonorrhea, trichomonas, bacterial vaginosis have a bad odor, chlamydia and yeast less likely. Any partners should be tested and treated as well. ...Read more
Sounds like BV: This sounds more like bacterial vaginosis. This is an overgrowth of normal vaginal bacterial and leads to an odor. It is treatable with antibiotics. Schedule a visit for confirmation, testing and treatment. ...Read more
I have white discharge prob for more than 12yrs, but since 2 months it has increased.I get discharge in my urine at times. Pls advise?
Could be hormonal: If you have had a couple of kids, you could have a larger-size cervix that creates a copious discharge. The cervix is a very glandular structure and part of its purpose is to lubricate - you may just have an overzealous lubricator! many women are bothered by a more generous vaginal moisture. The fact that it has increased in the last 2 months is a little odd. No odor/itching means no infection. ...Read more
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