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How is a urinary catheter actually inserted?

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Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: Through urethra

Genital area and tip of urethra is disinfected and urethral tract anesthetized by Lidocaine or another local anesthetic.
Urinary catheter is than slowly advanced in urethra till in enters the bladder.

In brief: Through urethra

Genital area and tip of urethra is disinfected and urethral tract anesthetized by Lidocaine or another local anesthetic.
Urinary catheter is than slowly advanced in urethra till in enters the bladder.
Dr. Raj Singh
Dr. Raj Singh
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Dr. James Krick
Urology

In brief: Catheters

The urethra is exposed and the he catheter is then lubricated after cleaning the area around the urethral opening.
The catheter is then gently inserted through the urethra until it is in the bladder.

In brief: Catheters

The urethra is exposed and the he catheter is then lubricated after cleaning the area around the urethral opening.
The catheter is then gently inserted through the urethra until it is in the bladder.
Dr. James Krick
Dr. James Krick
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