Talk:Urinary catheterization

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As someone who has had this procedure done to him, yes I can safely say it is as unpleseasnt as it sounds.

JesseG 03:15, 17 Jun 2004 (UTC)

Let me expand upon my previous entry. I remember they had it in me overnight after an operation. My memory is still not that good on that day, but I do remember that I kept begging them to take it out and let me go the normal way, but they kept saying to just relax and "go" to the bathroom with the catheter in me. I tried, but no matter how much I tried it seemed like I had to go to the bathroom the entire night. Finally the nurse pulled it out the next morning, and they let me use the bathroom then. I felt so much better after I was able to go in the normal fashion.

JesseG 05:18, 14 Aug 2004 (UTC)

Overnight? Dude, I had one in me for two whole days after a surgery down below about four years ago. It felt like a fishhook barb was stuck up in there. MessengerAtLWU (talk | contribs) 04:19, 1 July 2006 (UTC)[reply]

my bf had catheter after a kidney op but has seemed to become less sensitive down there. he went to the doc who said it could be a side effect to the catheter. is this true and is it a perminant thing? —Preceding unsigned comment added by User: (talkcontribs)

Wikipedia shouldn't be relied upon for medical advice. That being said, your question is probably better suited for Wikipedia:Reference desk/Science. You'll probably be told the same thing about not seeking medical advice from Wikipedia, but someone might also be nice enough to say if that is a potential side effect. --Kyoko 12:15, 10 December 2006 (UTC)[reply]

"After many years of catheter use, bladder cancer may also develop" Please can someone provide a reference? IMHO it would be better worded "After many years of catheter use the rik of bladder cancer is increased". (talk) 14:19, 18 January 2008 (UTC)[reply]

Catheter[edit] 04:55, 14 December 2006 (UTC)I have had a supra pubic catheter since 1988 I was 14 now 32 The doctors told me I wouldnt live this long if I didnt get rid of the catheter. Thank god they were wrong. I have had 6 operations to try and fix my uretha. I have had a foley catheter with my suprapubic catheter at the same time for almost two months a pee bag on both legs. its a different world. I would like to talk to anybody who has maybe been through the same thing I havent had any luck meeting any body with the same problem. Everybody I have came across have been in wheelchairs or paralized. Thanks for your time. God Bless.[reply]


Short catheter[edit]

In my case, a short catheter was inserted into my urethra, with a cylindrically-shaped bulb at the leading end to hold it in place, only a few inches from the exit of the urethra. It was referred to as a Foley catheter, but evidently was something else. It was inserted because I was confined to my hospital bed and couldn't get up to urinate. I wonder what the proper term for it was. Unfree (talk) 23:18, 22 June 2009 (UTC)[reply]

The term foley catheter refers to any drainage catheter which is not used as an IV device, with a baloon regardless of the shape or sizeof the baloon.2600:8804:7100:4000:DCCF:1AC:3BAB:6F72 (talk) 18:53, 29 January 2023 (UTC)[reply]

Alleged association with Benjamin Franklin[edit]

The Wikipedia article on Benjamin Franklin claims without specific citation that he invented the flexible urinary catheter, and this article's stub "history" section making a less specific claim is likewise unsourced. Are these claims vandalism (perhaps an effort at masking it via self-corroboration), or ... ? (talk) 14:57, 4 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]

I find this interesting as I referenced this entry to try to discover the history of the medical usage of the urinary catheter in the context of strangury. Sadly, such is severely lacking herein.  — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2602:306:CF99:2080:837:572B:4912:7727 (talk) 23:53, 1 July 2017 (UTC)[reply] 

I would seriously doubt that Benjamin Franklin invented such an instrument, as most of the advancements in early urology came from the French, and the concept was known to be in use as early as 300 A.D., albeit not quite in the current form. This article is a good starting point: (talk) 04:15, 18 December 2017 (UTC)[reply]


Nelaton catheter redirects to this article, but "Nelaton" does not appear in the article, nor in the Talk, where I thought I might find an explanation of the redirect. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:44, 4 August 2014 (UTC)[reply]

The term "Nelaton" is rarely used, but it is synonymous with "Robinson" in indicating the "intermittent" type of catheter. In current practice, most providers use the term "Robinson". (talk) 04:09, 18 December 2017 (UTC)[reply]

Edits concerning Sterile Procedure[edit]

Please note that my edits concerning sterile procedure are based upon widely-known information that the urniary tract is a normally sterile area, and based upon the fact that sterile-technique is the standard of care in practice in the Untied States, Canada, and the UK. Therefore, if anyone has problems with references, feel free to insert a "citations needed" tag, which is most appropriate since the information is widely known in the medical community. (talk) 20:10, 20 December 2017 (UTC)[reply]

Per wp:V, wp:Cite a wp:reliable source. This is not wp:BLUE. Jim1138 (talk) 22:56, 20 December 2017 (UTC)[reply]