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A Foley catheter is a thin, sterile tube that medical personnel insert into a patient's bladder to drain urine, according to eMedicineHealth. This catheter can be left in place for many days and is also known as an indwe... More »

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A suprapubic Foley catheter is a hollow, thin and flexible tube that is used to remove urine from the bladder. To insert the tube into the bladder, a small aperture is made in the abdomen near the navel area. Some reason... More »

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The removal of a Foley catheter should not hurt, but the patient may feel a small pulling sensation as the doctor or nurse takes it out, states UCLA Urology. The procedure itself does not take more than a minute. A Foley... More »

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A suprapubic Foley catheter is a hollow, thin and flexible tube that is used to remove urine from the bladder. To insert the tube into the bladder, a small aperture is made in the abdomen near the navel area. Some reason... More »

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In order to flush a Foley catheter, the University of Miami Medical Center advises that the catheter must be separated from the drainage tube. However, supplies must be assembled before the irrigation process can begin. More »

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Nurses perform Foley catheter insertion in males and females by gently inserting the catheter tube into the body until it reaches the bladder, according to WebMD. Next, nurses inflate the catheter balloon with water, all... More »

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A catheter is used to relieve urine by inserting a tube into the urinary tract until it reaches the bladder, according to MedlinePlus. After cleaning the area, females insert the sterile catheter into the urethra slowly ... More »

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