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What's a Foley bladder catheter?

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Dr. Raphael Peralta
Family Medicine
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In brief: Helps to pee

A tube to help pee.

In brief: Helps to pee

A tube to help pee.
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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
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In brief: Indwelling catheter

Tube used for continuous bladder drainage, made of silicone, plastic or latex with an inflateable balloon to keep it in place in the bladder. It this has two channels, a larger one for urine and a smaller one t for water to inflate balloon once it is in the bladder. There are also '3 way foleys' which have a third channel ; are used tofor continuos bladder irrigation after urologic surgery.

In brief: Indwelling catheter

Tube used for continuous bladder drainage, made of silicone, plastic or latex with an inflateable balloon to keep it in place in the bladder. It this has two channels, a larger one for urine and a smaller one t for water to inflate balloon once it is in the bladder. There are also '3 way foleys' which have a third channel ; are used tofor continuos bladder irrigation after urologic surgery.
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