With an accout for my. An enema plural enemata or enemas is the procedure of introducing liquids into the rectum and colon via the anus. Enemas can be carried out for medical reasons as a treatment for constipationas a remedy for encopresisas part Erection during enema alternative health therapies, and also for erotic purposes, particularly as part of BDSM activities. In earlier times, they were often known as clystersand were probably used more frequently than at present. In certain countries such as the United States, customary enema usage went well into the 20th century; it was thought a good idea to cleanse the bowel in case of fever ; also, pregnant women were given enemas prior to labor, supposedly to reduce the risk of feces being passed during contractions. Under some controversial discussion, pre-delivery enemas were also given to women to speed delivery by inducing contractions.
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Aug 23, RNinJune, RN. This has been the question on my mind with doing caths with males Have you ever had them get an erection? That seems like it would happen regardless, but I haven't heard anyone mention it! How do you deal with this?
Nope, I havent : It's a rather uncomfortable procedure an not it the least sexy, ya know I only did one cath on a young guy in my two years in med surg. He was about 25, his girlfriend was holding his hand and the only emotions he had that were aparent to me, were anxiety and then relief when it was over I just walked in, matter of factly explained to him what I need to do and why. I'm going to use lubricant, It's going to be a little uncomfortable, you might feel some pressure but usually it doesn't hurt. If I ever encountered an erection issue, I would probably just say matter of factly again without trying to embarass the pt.
Let's just cover you back up for now and I'll come back later, okay? Specializes in ER. I'm Erection during enema even in the clinical program for nursing yet, but I do caths and enemas all the time at my job - and for the most part, it is the patients who are more embarrased than I am.
Enemas turn me on
I was embarrassed the one time I had a 90 year old guy tell me that "it's a good thing I can't get it up, 'cause as young and pretty as you are, you wouldn't be able to put that thingy in me - I'd be hard as a rock!!! Women can be so hard to cath because of their varying anatomical "shapes.
But unless you have a squirmy or combative patient, it's really not that hard - just try and calm yourself down - cause I know from experience, if you're shaking, you'll probably break your sterile field, spill all your lube all over the patient, knock the tray holding your betadine covered swabs all over you, or all three at once!!!! Just relax and know that it will come with experience - and I second the idea that you've got enough things on your mind keeping sterility, can you see the "target," are you in far enough, etc.
I do try and keep them as covered as I can during the process, because I know especially for adolescents, it's uncomfortable enough to have a stranger touching, poking, prodding their private areas without having their whole body exposed in the process of such uncomfortable things.
Has 40 years experience. Aug 25, There was a gentleman in the LTC I worked who needed his foley catheter changed every month.
The man was kind of a difficult patient and would only let the dayshift supervisor change it. He said everyone else hurt him.
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We were finally able to get him to let me change his catheter on a regular basis. One time he got an erection and it was embarrassing to both of us. Neither of us said anything. I did talk to the dayshift supervisor about it and she told me that that had happened frequently when she had changed his catheter in the past and that is why she was more than happy to let me do it. Years ago we had a comatose young adult in the acute hospital who had some foley problems that required a couple of catheter changes and he got erections every time which freaked out the nurses doing it.
Yes, erections happen with catheterizations.
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Well, I can't say. Maybe a nurse working with a urologist has the answer to that.
I know that I cathed the nursing home man a of times when he got an erection and it never seemed to be a problem--just embarassing, I think, for both of us. I did what I was taught to do years ago which was to inject the 10cc of lubricant directly into the urethra before inserting the catheter so that the tube literally slides into place. The other thing is you have to pull up on the penis in order to straighten the urethra so the tube goes in around that bend easier.
That is probably why the guys get the erection. Aug 26, I just finished my ER extership and I had to put in foleys on the codes that were coming in.
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Prev 1 2 3 Next. Great post! I did my NG tube today and will do enema and cath the end of this week. We also use dummies that are anatomically correct.
The first time you've witnessed an erection due to an enema
I have clinicals tomorrow night and am really hoping they don't have me do an NG tube. My school is kinda weird.
Once we learn and check-off on the skill we are expected to do it in clinicals. It's possible? This topic is now closed to further replies.