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Can urinary catheters cause infections?

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Infections are the most common problem with urinary catheters. The catheter may let germs into your body, where they can infect your bladder, urethra, or kidneys. Call your doctor if you:

  • Feel pain in your belly or groin
  • Have a fever or chills
  • Feel suddenly confused

From: What Are the Types of Catheters? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms: “Catheter,” “Peripheral venous catheter.”

Canadian Family Physician: “Venous access.”

American Thoracic Society Patient Information Center: “Central Venous Catheter.”

American Cancer Society: “Central Venous Catheters.”

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Patient Education: “Tunneled Central Venous Catheter (CVC) Placement.”

Mayo Clinic: “Peripherally-Inserted Central Catheter.”

NHS Choices: “Urinary catheter.”

Healthtalk.org: “Condom catheter.”

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society : “Urinary Catheters: What Type Do Men and Their Nurses Prefer?”

Bladder & Bowel Community: “Suprapubic Catheter.”

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on February 12, 2018

SOURCES:

NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms: “Catheter,” “Peripheral venous catheter.”

Canadian Family Physician: “Venous access.”

American Thoracic Society Patient Information Center: “Central Venous Catheter.”

American Cancer Society: “Central Venous Catheters.”

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Patient Education: “Tunneled Central Venous Catheter (CVC) Placement.”

Mayo Clinic: “Peripherally-Inserted Central Catheter.”

NHS Choices: “Urinary catheter.”

Healthtalk.org: “Condom catheter.”

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society : “Urinary Catheters: What Type Do Men and Their Nurses Prefer?”

Bladder & Bowel Community: “Suprapubic Catheter.”

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on February 12, 2018

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