Linkage Of Position To Shortness Of Breath During Catheter Placement?

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Hello, I want to ask. There is someone I have a tight condition when lying down so I always sit and have a catheter installed. When a catheter is installed for a long time, the person complains of pain and grimaces. And the nurse said because of her sitting position. What influences that? Thank you in advance

1 Answer:

Hello Delvii,

Thank you for the question.

A urinary catheter is a flexible tube that is attached from the end of the urethra (urethral orifice) to the bladder. Catheter placement can be done for a variety of purposes, both diagnostic and curative. It could also be done, a catheter is used to collect urine in patients who are undergoing surgery. When installation, the doctor will generally provide local anesthesia to minimize pain.

Regarding your question, it needs to be clarified first, which part of the body exactly feels pain? Is it in the stomach, at the end of the urethra, or where?

Because of its flexible nature, the actual sitting position will not necessarily make the catheter mounted then feel painful. But indeed, most people who use catheters often experience complications, such as infection or irritation at the end of the urethra. This infection or irritation can make the end of the urinary tract become easily painful, reddish, inflamed, and sometimes even secretes abnormal and unpleasant odors. And, if the end of the urethra is rubbed excessively, for example when sitting, walking excessively, or rubbing against clothes, then obviously the symptoms of inflammation will feel more intense.

However, if referred to as abdominal pain, then this condition may not be directly related to the patient's sitting position. More likely, the abdominal pain that occurs is related to urinary tract disorders, for example due to infections, stones, inflammation, or malignancy. It could also, abdominal pain actually arises because of disorders in other organ systems, such as digestive organs, reproductive organs, muscles and joints, and so on.

To be clearer, you should consult this matter directly with your doctor or urology surgeon who treats the patient.

I hope this helps.

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