Asked in Urinary SystemKidneys
How long do you leave the Foley catheter clamped after expelling cc of urine quickly?
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Asked in Nouns
Is Foley catheter a proper or common noun?
The compound noun 'Foley catheter' can be considered a COMMON NOUN based on the fact the noun 'Foley' is functioning as an attributive noun (acting as an adjective), describing the common noun 'catheter'. This compound noun is a word for ANY of a certain type of catheter, not a word for a specific, individual catheter.
Asked in Health, Surgery and Hospitalization
How is foley catheter removed?
Following insertion the Foley Catheter remains in place due to the inflation of a small balloon via a side port using a syringe. Once inflated this balloon prevents the catheter from just slipping back out. To remove the Foley this process is reversed deflating the balloon so that there is no obstruction holding the catheter in place. The catheter should never be pulled out without deflating the balloon.
What is a foley catheter?
A tube inserted into the bladder after a urethra gauge is used to measure the circumference of the urethra. Once the measurement is obtained, the appropriate sized urinary catheter (foley catheter) is inserted thru the urethra up the urinary tract to the bladder. A balloon is inflated usually via a 10 cc syringe and the balloon acts to hold the foley catheter in place.
Asked in Hospitals
What can happen to a patient if the foley catheter is clamped off and the urine has backed up into the patient?
It is quite common for a catheter to be clamped off. Unfortunately not as common as it should be. When this is done the urine will be retained in the bladder. This is not a bad thing -> its what the bladder was designed for. The only problem with this is that if the catheter clamp is left on for an excessive amount of time it may cause pain (like a strong urge to go to the toilet) as the urine collects in the bladder or cause retrograde ureteric flow back to the bladder. One of the problems of NOT clamping a catheter is bladder shrinkage which can lead to urine bypassing (coming out down the sides of the catheter tube) by various mechanisms. bladder shrinkage can be a problem when the catheter is removed.
Asked in Medical Technologies
Can a Foley catheter be used for collection of wound drainage?
How do you install a Foley Catheter?
A catheter is a tube inserted into the urethra to collect urine from a person's bladder. To insert a Foley catheter, have the patient lie down and, using clean hands inside sterile gloves, apply lubricant to the catheter and insert it into the patient's urethra. Be sure to push the catheter in until urine can be seen within the tube. Connect the tube to a urine collection bag, and then the procedure is complete.
Asked in Health, Urinary System
Why does your penis bleed after removal of a Foley catheter?
Asked in Hospitals
How long can a catheter to collect urine be kept in a person?
Asked in Health
Why were nurses taught to clamp Foley Catheters when over 1000cc of urine was being expelled at one time?
Asked in Health
What can happen if a foley catheter is not deflated before its removal?
What is a catheter used for?
A catheter is a generic name. In general a catheter is the medical equivalent of a drinking straw, adapted to different uses. It my take many different forms, like a urinary drainage catheter (Foley catheter) or a pigtail catheter (used to drain collections, be they liquid or sometimes even gaseous as in a pneumothorax). The most common purpose of a catheter is to drain urine, when an individual is unable to expell waste on their own efficiently.
Asked in Health
What is the side effect of inflating the balloon to much on a foley catheter?
Asked in Surgery and Hospitalization
Catheter can not be removed after deflation?
Depends on what kind of catheter, but I assume you mean the standard Foley (urinary) catheter. Most likely what is causing this is obstruction of the fill lumen by salt that has crystallized out of normal saline. This happens when the balloon is filled with normal saline and not water. Are you able to fill and empty the catheter? If not then most likely it is clogged with salt. Remedy is go see a doctor, they will probably cut the catheter completely in two closer in the middle of the catheter to release the fluid in the balloon and then the catheter should come out.
Asked in Addictive Behaviors, Urinary System
Can a person get addicted to wearing a urinary catheter?
I have a urinary catheter fetish. I wear a foley catheter and drainage bag as often as socially possible. I love the feeling of having my urethra constantly stimulated, and when walking briskly I can feel the end of the catheter stimulating the inside of my bladder. I have so many involuntary orgasms a day, I can't even begin to count them. When I am not wearing a catheter, I physically and emotionally crave the feeling of having one inside of me. I feel that I have become addicted to the stimulation of wearing a urinary catheter.
What if you refuse a foley catheter due to an autoimmune disease that leaves me open for infection as it is a short surgery?
Most surgeons will work with you regarding concern about risk of infection due to catheterization. The infections from Foleys are usually due to long term indwelling catheters. If you are incontinent there may be reasons why the surgeon prefers to have you controlled during the surgery. If you do not want the catheter to be indwelling, you could ask that you be "straight cathed" prior to and during the surgery. If you have a latex allergy, the surgeon will order a PVC catheter. If you tell your doctor why you are afraid to have the Foley, then most doctors will allay your fears or allow you to refuse an indwelling catheter.