Clean intermittent catheterization, also called self-catheterization, is a process of draining urine at regular intervals throughout the day using a thin, hollow tube called a catheter. People with bladder control issues may have to perform self-catheterization to empty their bladder. The procedure may pose certain risks, such as bladder infection, perforation or spasms, kidney infection, and urinary tract infection (UTI).
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Query: Hi doctor, My husband has Crohn's disease and a bladder fistula is formed from it. His bowel is tunneling into the bladder. What is the surgery done for this problem? Does it require a bag as it involves the bowel? Can the bladder be sewed? Will it cause damage to the bladder? How long a urinary ca... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Enterovesical fistula formed due to Crohn's disease is treated therapeutically with the help of antibiotics, steroids, and cytostatics. Catheters are used for urinary drainage and parenteral feeding. This is the preferred way of treatment. Surgical treatment is preferre... Read Full »