Urinary catheterization

What is Urinary catheterization?

A latex, polyurethane, or silicone tube known as a urinary catheter is inserted into a patient's bladder via the urethra. Catheterization allows the patient's urine to drain freely from the bladder for collection. It may be used to inject liquids used for treatment or diagnosis of bladder conditions.

Questions and answers on "Urinary catheterization"

my uncle aged 68 years who is a known diabetic, known hypertensive patient weighing 88 kg, he was admitted last week decause of a sudden fainting in the morning , on admission his potassium was 7, creatinine 3 , urea 65, and sodium 144,his thyroid function is normal, hb 10.1 and tc 5200 his echo was normal, usg and ct abdomen shows prostatomegaly and a scar in the urinary bladder , his kidneys are normal in size , till nw the patient has not complained about pain during micturation or any haematuria he is having a urine output of above 2000ml in 24hrs, to whom i should consult a nephrologist or a urologist ? please give me a relevent reply

doctor1 MD

Hello & welcome to HCM forum

1) Your uncle is suffering from chronic kidney disease (as blood urea & creatinine is raised) and most likely benign hypertrophy of prostate (as defined by you).

2) You have not mentioned that your uncle is passing urine himself or any urinary catheterization has been...

Read Full Thread   Ask a Doctor Now

What are possible complications of kidney or rather bladder stones laser surgery?
My uncle has it next week and is extremely worried especially that the doctor didn't explain him the procedure and scheduled the surgery without the opportunity to ask questions
can you please answer

doctor1 MD

Hi
Welcome to HCM.
It is a relatively safe procedure.
The complications are rather related to instrumentation than the laser itself.

1. Bleeding - you may see blood in the urinary catheter - but will be controlled.
2. Infection - due to passage of instruments from outside into the sterile urinary...

Read Full Thread   Ask a Doctor Now

can females masturbate and achieve orgasm despite having a urinary catheter in place (without significant problems). Perhaps it would be best for a female doctor to answer this question?

doctor1 MD

Hello,

Thanks for writing to us.

Females can masturbate and achieve orgasm with a urinary catheter in place without any problem.
You can also use the vibrator toy to fulfill your sexual needs.

The urinary catheter is placed in the anterior part of the genitalia while the vaginal opening is placed...

Read Full Thread   Ask a Doctor Now

I had button TURP surgery in May and two weeks ago had
surgery to remove scar tissue from the original surgery. The
catheter was removed over one week ago. I am still bleeding from
my penis. My urologist says I should not worry about his and
he does not want to put a catheter back in. Of course, I do
not want it back in either, but this bleeding does not seem right.
What are my options? I am also getting what sounds like conflicting advice about drinking fluids. On the one hand I should
not drink water to calm everything down, but on the other I
should drink fluids to prevent clotting if I am bleeding. I
am frustrated and confused.

doctor1 MD

Hi,

Thanks for the query.

One can have persistent bleeding after prostate surgery. This can continue to persist for a month in some individuals. So do not worry.

In certain cases, urinary tract infection can be the cause of persistent bleeding. You may get your urine tested - urine routine and...

Read Full Thread   Ask a Doctor Now

Doctor my concern is as follow im a 32yr. Old paraplegic in the last week ive been peein dark black thick XXXXXXX urine how worried should i be i pee only twice a day liquid the other times is about 5ml like chocolate milk kindda colour im in a third world country dorctors here dont know anything should i travel back to the usa? How worried should i be? Does it sound life theatening?

doctor1 MD

Hi,

From the description of the urine you are passing it appears that your urine contains significant residue due to the immobilzed state. This should be taken seriously as it can give rise to renal stones both in the kidney as well as in the bladder. This can damage your kidneys. It can also...

Read Full Thread   Ask a Doctor Now

My 3 year old has just come out of hospital having had his apendix out 8 days ago. His apendix had burst (Drs say probably two days before) and he had a lot of pus that had to be cleaned out. Spent 5 days in hospital on drip (catheter), home now but very reluctant to urinate and complaining that his penis is sore, which it obviously is given the crying that accompanies this. Complains that his tummy is sore before he needs to wee, and is holding on because he is so upset about going to the toilet. Very distressing for him and us. Has had ultrasound and been checked for urinary tract infection - all checked out OK.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

doctor1 MD

Hello,

Thanks for the query.

It's good that the infection was tackled safely in time, otherwise it would have risked life.

When a kid's urethra had been catheterized and even after removal of catheter, the catheter does some minor damage to the inner lining of urethra, which may take 4-5 days to...

Read Full Thread   Ask a Doctor Now

i am cardiomyopathy case with 20% lvef and have ppm implanted in 2010 and after that i have been suffering from back pain which has become very severe due to gap in l3 & l4. Recently having urine
problem as it does not get empty. The bladder is full but unable to empty it fully. I get pain in the lower abdomen. I have uncontrolled diabetes due to which there is burning in the lower limb. I cannot be operated so was given pain management therapy.

doctor1 MD

Hi...
thank you for sharing your problem.
As you havr PPM we can not take MRI.
CT Scan still possible.
If you are a high risk for surgery then one option other than epidural injection is to implant intra thecal pump through which pain medicine can be delivered to spine. You need to discuss this...

Read Full Thread   Ask a Doctor Now

2 large blood clots (one inch long) or semi solid in urine. One is brown probably dead blood cells, other is red, what is it? from gall bladder or elsewhere?

doctor1 MD

Hello

Blood clots in urine specially inch long are due to bleeding from upper urinary tract.
Gall bladder problem doesn't cause such problem.

I would advise you to get Ultrasound of the abdomen and urine examination done. At the earliest.

I would also like to ask the following:
1. Are you having...

Read Full Thread   Ask a Doctor Now

I had hip replacement surgery Wednesday. After release from the hospital Friday, I had problematic urine voiding leading to emergency room catheter that released 1100 ccs of urine. The catheter is still in under the advice to let the bladder rest and resume normal size and functioning after ~5 days. Can I expect that the bladder will recover? I am male, 58 years old.

doctor1 MD

Hello,

Thanks for posting your query.

Regarding the urinary retention after hip replacement surgery, is a very common problem and occurs in about 30-40 percent of the people undergoing the above surgery. Most often, it is only a temporary problem due to various reasons like stress of the surgery,...

Read Full Thread   Ask a Doctor Now

Health resources related to Urinary catheterization

Recent questions on  Urinary catheterization

doctor1 MD

My husband had a foley catheter for 5 days following a TURBT. He had a very difficult time with it (pain and spasms). It has been 4 days since it was removed and he still says he feels tingling from his back to his penis when he urinates and it still feels like he has urine in his bladder. We are awaiting results of biopsies on 2 tumors found in his bladder. Will these symptoms subside daily and are they normal after a catheter? Thanks!

doctor1 MD

82 year old male had inguinal hernia surgery and was unable to urinate after surgery. He was sent home 5 hrs after surgery with a catheter. (Initial catheter was removed and then put a larger catheter)

Later that night, hemorraging from penis and pain in the groin area. Almost 5 weeks later,he is still in the hospital with an extremely swollen stomach, and they are constantly flushing his system because of blood clots that clog the catheter and produce extreme pain. (He has had numerous catheters inserted and re-inserted up to around size 24) He is in a lot of discomfort, still bleeding(had to have 1 unit of blood), still gets blood clots in the catheter, no appetite because of his situation, and his stomach is so large it looks like he is pregnant. What test do doctors use to determine where all the blood is coming from? Could his uretha or bladder been punctured to be causing all the blood loss?

doctor1 MD

Hi!. I'm having some difficulties in the procedure called Irrigating cystoclysis...I found the answers but I can't reason out why..

-to restore or maintain the patency of the bladder
•     to prevent formation of calcific deposits in and around the indwelling catheter
•     to relieve bladder spasm
•     to drain the bladder when acute urinary retention is present
•     to irrigate bladder with a medication to treat an infection or local bladder irritation

why is it cystoclysis is indicated for post genito-urinary surgery, urinary tract infection and also in prostatic hematuria?..

doctor1 MD

my mother has nuerogenic bladder due to metastatic breast cancer involving the sacral spinal cord,she has urine retention,she have to put folleys catheter to drain urine out,& she developed recurrent UTI 3 times per month,Is there any medicines for prophlaxis UTI ,now she is taking chemotherapy

doctor1 MD

Dear Doctor, I don't seem to be able to empty my bladder completely and I need to "push" and then I can urinate some more. At times -- after urinating-- I have (after a short period of time) the necessity to empty my bladder again and then I...

doctor1 MD

hello Doctor, my mother age 72 attached with brain strock. she got treated and under medication . her pus cells (HPF) -50-60% in her urine test today. she is being using urine tube since 45days. sodium 141.94 --135-155 potassium - 4.1 (3.5-5)...

doctor1 MD

I have urethral stricture disease. Usually, my urologist does laser surgery periodically and then puts a Foley catheter in for a week. He is one of the top urologists in the state snd I credit him for saving my life. He built his own dedicated...

Ask Question
Dr. Andrew Rynne
MD

Hi, I am Dr. Andrew Rynne (Family Physician). I will be guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

Related Treatment/Therapy
Related Medical Topics