What is Bladder Irrigation?

Bladder irrigation is used for various reasons. In addition, there are also different forms of bladder irrigation, such as active and passive bladder irrigation. What actually is bladder irrigation and when is a particular form of bladder irrigation chosen?

What is bladder irrigation?

Bladder irrigation is done for medical reasons. Rinsing the bladder is done by administering a flushing fluid through an SP catheter or through a bladder catheter. This action may only be performed on the orders of a doctor. This means that this is a reserved action and cannot be performed by just anyone.

Why is bladder irrigation given?

Bladder irrigations are done to restore the protective layer of the bladder. In this way it is possible to reduce pain in the bladder or lower abdomen, for example. Bladder irrigation is intended to rid the bladder of clots, debris and waste products, but also to prevent infections, for example, or to remove or prevent blockage of the catheter.

Types of bladder irrigation

There are different types of bladder irrigation. For example, there are bladder irrigations that are used for polyps. This contains a cell-killing fluid to try to prevent the polyps from growing further. This is a bladder irrigation that is performed in the hospital. In addition, there is the bladder irrigation that is used for bladder infections and interstitial cystitis. In this case, the doctor rinses with an analgesic and anti-inflammatory fluid. There is also a bladder irrigation to ensure that the catheter does not become blocked and to prevent infections caused by the bladder catheter.

The different types of bladder irrigation fluids

When is NACL 0.9% bladder fluid administered?

NACL 0.9% bladder fluid is mainly used for mechanical cleaning of the bladder catheter. This is often performed once or twice a day.

What is Suby? G

Suby G bladder fluid this is a slightly hypotonic fluid. This liquid is less irritating because magnesium has been added. This rinse is intended to prevent crystallization of phosphates and to prevent calcification in the catheter. This is often done two to three times a week, unless otherwise prescribed by the treating physician.

What is Solutio R?

Solutio R prevents persistent calcification of the bladder catheter, because this bladder fluid contains a higher concentration of citric acid and gluconolactone.

What is Thiotepa bladder fluid?

Thiotepa bladder fluid is a fluid administered by the doctor. This fluid is used for bladder cancer (bladder carcinoma).

What is BCG bladder fluid?

BCG (Bacillus Calmette Guérin) bladder irrigation is a vaccine fluid that should ensure that the bladder has a better defense against cancer cells. This rinse is a form of immunotherapy.

What is MMC bladder fluid?

MMC (Mitomycin) bladder irrigation is a cytostatic that inhibits the growth of cells in the bladder.

Complications of administering bladder fluid

Bladder cramps can occur due to the administration of bladder fluid.

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