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Had word catheter put in yesturday for cyst but it fell out this morning. Is that ok? Just 24 hours?

Had word catheter put in yesturday for cyst but it fell out this morning. Is that ok? Just 24 hours?

It should probably..: be replaced. The word catheter is designed to create a tract for drainage from the cyst area and then allow the cavity to close by itself. This is usually a process that takes several weeks. I would follow up with your primary care physician or your OB/GYN. ...Read more

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 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?

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

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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

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What is a hickman catheter?

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 more

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How do you use a catheter yourself?

How do you use a catheter yourself?

Let me advise you: There are some differerances if you male or female. For male i will recommend this article. http://urology.iupui.edu/img/pdfs/selfcathmale06.pdf for female I am recommend this article. http://www.drugs.com/cg/how-to-catheterize-yourself-woman.html good luck. ...Read more

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How can you tell what size catheter you need?

How can you tell what size catheter  you need?

For adults the sizes: Are fairly standard and should pass without difficulty. If issues, you should see a urologist. (i assume you meant urinary catheters?). ...Read more

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Is there any pain when a catheter is taken out?

Is there any pain when a catheter is taken out?

A little.: I am assuming it is a urinary catheter you are asking about. It will be a little painful coming out, but will feel much better once you have it out. Some patients say it does not hurt at all. ...Read more

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Can a nurse force you to have a catheter placed?

Can a nurse force you to have a catheter placed?

No: Nobody can force you to do anything with your body as long as you are in a right mind. ...Read more

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When am I supposed to flush my piccline catheter?

When am I supposed to flush my piccline catheter?

Depends: On type of catheter. Call your doctor or his nurse. May need home health nurse to help at first. ...Read more