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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
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
Depends: A catheter is a plastic tube. It can be placed in many different organs for many different purposes. You should discuss the specifics of your situation with your doctor. It is always better to not have a catheter if one is not needed as they are always an infection risk, however they are needed for care in many different medical conditions. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Too vague: Please re-ask and be more specific about what you would like to know. For an in-depth discussion consider discussing with your medical provider or asking a provider on Healthtap Prime or Concierge. ...Read more
Thin plastic tube: 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 to drain urine etc.. ...Read more
Not meant to: But it may. Catheters are inserted for specific reasons, but unfortunately most of the time they can cause discomfort to severe pain. ...Read more
Get help : From home health nurse or call your doctors nurse for info. Each patient may be different. ...Read more