Clean Intermittent Catheterization for Men Clean Intermittent Catheterization (Men) Clean Intermittent catheterisation (CIC) is a medical technique used by patients where they need either short term catheter-based management of the urinary bladder or as a daily habit for life. CIC is considered the ‘gold-standard’ for medical bladder emptying. Intermittent catheterization can be done by the patient or a caregiver in home environment. CIC can be performed in both male and female patients. Intermittent catheterization techniques are often used when you have the ability to use a catheter by yourself or someone can do it for you. In this process, you insert the catheter -a thin, flexible, hollow tube-through the urethra into the bladder and allow the urine to drain out. It is done at scheduled times, and the catheter is not permanent. There are many types of catheters available in
Shock waves break up kidney stones (ESWL) Stones being removed via Ureteroscopy Treatment for kidney stones varies, depending on the type of stone and the cause. Small stones with minimal symptoms Most kidney stones won't require invasive treatment. You may be able to pass a small stone by: Drinking water. Drinking as much as 2 to 3 quarts (1.9 to 2.8 liters) a day may help flush out your urinary system. Unless your doctor tells you otherwise, drink enough fluid — mostly water — to produce clear or nearly clear urine. Pain relievers. Passing a small stone can cause some discomfort. To relieve mild pain, your doctor may recommend pain relievers such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB, others), acetaminophen (Tylenol, others) or naproxen sodium (Aleve). Medical therapy. Your doctor may give you a medication to help pass your kidney stone.
What is it? A thin, hollow tube placed inside the ureter during surgery to ensure drainage of urine from the kidney into the bladder. J shaped curls are present at both ends to hold the tube in place and prevent migration, hence the description "Double J stent". Purpose? It allows the kidney(s) to drain urine by temporarily relieving any blockage, or to assist the kidney(s) in draining stone fragments freely into the bladder if definitive kidney stone surgery is carried out.
Several risk factors (things that put you at risk) for kidney stones make it more likely that you will get them. Some of these things you can control, and others you simply cannot. Risk factors that you can control Factors you can control include: How much fluid you drink. The most common cause of kidney stones is not drinking enough water. Try to drink enough water to keep your urine light yellow or clear like water (about 8 to 10 glasses of water a day). Your diet. Diets high in protein, sodium, and oxalate-rich foods, such as dark green vegetables, increase your risk for kidney stones. If you think that your diet may be a problem, schedule an appointment with a dietician and review your food choices. Being overweight. This can cause both insulin resistance and increased calcium in the