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Where is a catheter inserted?

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in the urethra

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A catheter goes into the bladder through the urethra on the outside of the body. It is held in place by a bubble filled with water that is blown up after it is inserted. When inserting a catheter, you can confirm that it is in the correct placement and in the bladder when you see "urine flashback" (urine starts draining into the tubing).

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One or more catheters is inserted through a peripheral blood vessel in the arm (antecubital artery or vein) or leg (femoral artery or vein) with x-ray guidance.

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