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Had word catheter put in yesturday for cyst but it fell out this morning. Is that ok? Just 24 hours?
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
I have suffered from Bartholin Abcesses for the past 2 years on and off. I had a word catheter fitted a year ago but it failed. A few months ago the c?
Surgery...: If a Bartholin abcess is refractory to conservative treatment with draining and Word catheter placement, surgery may be necessary. There are several types of surgery that can be done. Excision of the entire gland is the best procedure but needs to be done when the gland is small and uninfected. If it remains abcessed, the gland can be marsupialized so that it can continue to drain. Best wishes! ...Read more
What is the procedure for the removal of the Word catheter e.g. Local anaesthetic/ any pain etc.? And is there anything that can aid the discomfort of the catheter when sitting/ walking/ mobile?
AWordAboutTheWard: They just remove the water from the balloon and it comes right out. Actually, a lot of them fall out on their own. And actually again, most women find them uncomfortable and a big hassle. If you ever need one of those little irritators again just request some gauze packing (softer and more malleable).You can pull that out on your own if you want. Alternatively, go back and express your displeasure ...Read more
Hickman catheter: A hickman line is a central venous catheter most often used for the administration of chemotherapy or other medications, as well as for the withdrawal of blood for analysis. Some types are used mainly for the purpose of apheresis or dialysis. Hickman lines may remain in place for extended periods and are used when long-term intravenous access is needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer