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Doctor insights on: What Type Of Doctor Can Order A Swan Ganz Catheter Placement

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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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What type of doctor can order a swan ganz catheter placement?

What type of doctor can order a swan ganz catheter placement?

Used much less: The swan-ganz (pulmonary artery) catheter is used to try getting data from the left side of the heart by measuring a "wedge" pressure from the pulmonary artery. Recent studies questioned its use, and technologies such as echocardiography, arterial-line instruments, and many less-invasive cardiac output tools are becoming more common. Eventually, it will not be ordered much at all. ...Read more

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Cervix to be dilated again. Doctor will put in a catheter for a time afterwards to try to prevent cervix from closing up again. What type and how long?

Cervix to be dilated again. Doctor will put in a catheter for a time afterwards to try to prevent cervix from closing up again. What type and how long?

Need more info: Are you trying to conceive? Are you having obstruction of menstrual flow with build up of menstrual blood (hematometria)? Why is the canal closing...Infection?...Lack of estrogen?...Trauma? These are questions you should ask your doc. If it is a recurrent problem, you would benefit from knowing the cause. Most ob/gyns use a block ; dilators in the office setting...An indwelling catheter is rare. ...Read more

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How do the doctors insert a central venous catheter?

How do the doctors insert a central venous catheter?

Thru a vein: Then it is directed to higher up in the venous circulation. ...Read more

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Can any doc tell me what's it like getting a urinary catheter?

Looks worse than is: The urinary catheter diameter is chosen to fit the diameter of your urethra the hole that you urinate through. The area is sterilized and a catheter lubricated with numbing gel is inserted until urine flows out and a small balloon filled with either saline or air holds it in place. It is not very painful but looks so. ...Read more

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When must one call the doctor when caring for a piccline catheter?

Get help : From home health nurse or call your doctors nurse for info. Each patient may be different. ...Read more

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Do the doctors usually sedate you when they put a catheter inside your penis?

Do the doctors usually sedate you when they put a catheter inside your penis?

No: Usually it's not that uncomfortable, although you wouldn't ask for it by name because you enjoyed it. ...Read more

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The doctor had a foley catheter inserted in me instead of wearing diapers. How long do I wear a catheter before it needs to be changed?

See below: In general, for most people a regularly scheduled interval of 4-6 weeks for changing an indwelling Foley or suprapubic urinary catheter is customary. That said, the timing of catheter changes should be individualized, based on patient characteristics and needs, rather than a regular schedule. The most common indications for catheter changes are obstruction, leakage, encrustation, and infection. ...Read more