Seizures Due To Blocked Urinary Catheter?
. Want to ask in the case in the medical world which patients have used the longest catheter ever? Aside from being a comatose patient, this patient is wearing a catheter because his motor and sensory abilities have died because of a broken neck fracture so as to urinate he must use a catheter, now the patient has used a catheter for 5 years, what things must be prepared and what symptoms that might have happened, the last time a patient had had a seizure, and after being checked because the hose was clogged and the bottom of the oerut looked full
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A urine catheter is a device used to help patients excrete their urine. There are several types of urine catheters, including:
1. Intermittent urine catheter: is a urine catheter that is temporarily installed, usually associated with a special condition or disease that requires the use of a temporary urine catheter. Such conditions after surgery, or in patients who suffer from certain illnesses. In this catheter the use is installed through a urinary tract (urethra) and into the urinary bag (bladder). This catheter can be used until the patient is declared to be separated from the catheter, or have tried to be removed in 2 weeks to 1 month.
2. Indwelling urine catheter: a catheter that is placed through the stomach (suprapubik) or also through the urethra. This catheter is only used for a few days to a week.
3. Condom urine catheter: a catheter that is used for a lifetime, this catheter is said to be an external catheter, because it is mounted outside and is shaped like a condom. This condom urine catheter can be used for a lifetime.
In patients who are comatose and do not have motor and sensory abilities, need to eat a catheter, it is recommended an external catheter or a condom urine catheter. If using an intermittent or indwelling catheter, catheter care must be routine, clean and protected from all kinds of impurities and sources of infection.
Seizures that have been experienced by patients, may be caused by infections that originate from the place of use of the catheter, the infection rises to the brain and causes fever. Another possibility, seizure patients can be due to lack of electrolyte levels (substances making up the body), and other possible causes of seizures is a disturbance in the patient's brain due to neurological abnormalities due to previous neck fractures. To find out more about the causes of seizures, and the maximum duration of use of a urine catheter, you can consult directly with a urologist and neurologist.
Things to do:
-Clean the genital area and around the installation of the catheter and ensure always clean and dry
- routine control to the doctor to ensure the health of the genitals and the area around the installation of the catheter
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