I (male) get extremely nauseas and light headed when discussing catheters

  1. 0 Im just reading this case study about a male patient recivefing a urinary catheter. I get sick to my stomach, light headed, and my legs can't cross tight enough.
    I know I'M not receiving one, but that doesn't help. It's just guys aren't meant to have things...go in there....yah know?

    and it's not just me being a wuss...I seriously get sick to my stomach (and very, VERY uncomfortable) just discussing it. I hate to think what will happen when I begin learning how to insert them.

    Is this problem common or am I just freaking weird?
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    From 'Iowa, USA'; Joined Sep '13; Posts: 9; Likes: 5.

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  4. Visit  vintagemother profile page
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    Women are no more "meant" to have tubes placed into their urethra than men. You'll get over it.
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  5. Visit  douxmusique profile page
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    Quote from vintagemother
    Women are no more "meant" to have tubes placed into their urethra than men. You'll get over it.
    ^^^this and.......... everyone has a thing. Youll get over it.
  6. Visit  Guitarstrings profile page
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    I hope so. I just imagine it happening to me and I want to scream. Needles? Fine... Blood, ogre, and surgery, not a problem, but talk about urinary catheters in men and I scream like a 7 year old and cringe.
  7. Visit  douxmusique profile page
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    I mean........ it can be traumatic..... maybe you should try researchjng some affirmations and positive self talk techniques to help you get over it
  8. Visit  Esme12 profile page
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    Quote from Guitarstrings
    I hope so. I just imagine it happening to me and I want to scream. Needles? Fine... Blood, ogre, and surgery, not a problem, but talk about urinary catheters in men and I scream like a 7 year old and cringe.
    You are going to see things as a nurse that make you uncomfortable and double over in pain......think of females seeing childbirth for the first time....while giving birth is a miracle....seeing where the baby comes from and how that occurs is an eye opening, pelvic injuring, experience. You do not see females run screaming form the room.

    I realize that any male has issues with tubes and their nether regions. Take any head injured teen semi comatose and insert a foley and they will bellow at the top of their lungs, for ALL to hear (within a 50 mile radius) "What the **** is in their ****?" even though there is brain matter coming out their ears. We get it it's a guy thing.

    As a professional it is your duty to remain mature, calm and in control at all times.

    I personally want to heave into the toilet with those big thick expectorated Goobers that people hack up from the depths of their lungs.....it makes me want to vomit. I take a deep breath and smile and say thank you when they proudly produce a specimen or want their tissues thrown away.

    We all have something we can't stand. You get over it.
  9. Visit  MrsCuoco profile page
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    Quote from douxmusique
    ^^^this and.......... everyone has a thing. Youll get over it.
    Yup. My "thing" is phlegm. I can. Not. Handle it.
  10. Visit  sr20alex profile page
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    It isn't that bad. Just tough it out,

    I help put one in the other day for the first time on a patient. Yes he was screaming, but once your in just shove it in quickly check for residual, blow up the balloon plug in the bag and that's it.
  11. Visit  meanmaryjean profile page
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    I suggest desensitization. Read all you can about it- over and over and over- watch instructional videos. Heck, even go to equipment websites and read the specifications.

    You'll get over it.
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    Quote from MrsCuoco

    Yup. My "thing" is phlegm. I can. Not. Handle it.
    Me either! And suctioning it makes me so sick
  13. Visit  LadyFree28 profile page
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    Quote from meanmaryjean
    I suggest desensitization. Read all you can about it- over and over and over- watch instructional videos. Heck, even go to equipment websites and read the specifications. You'll get over it.
    This is a good technique.

    When I'm in the trenches, I can handle pretty much everything gross; sometimes I need a sit down or fresh air, but I get through it competently. I will take the grossest seeping wounds, the smelliest sputum trached person without question.

    Now, off the clock, can't stand any gross medical shows on TV.
  14. Visit  sr20alex profile page
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    Quote from meanmaryjean
    I suggest desensitization. Read all you can about it- over and over and over- watch instructional videos. Heck, even go to equipment websites and read the specifications.

    You'll get over it.
    This is actually a good idea.

    I would look up some terminology and I would click image and see something totally disgusting, but after a few minutes i'm good.

    I watch a few other nasty things about the body (health-wise) that help build up the immunity.
  15. Visit  vintagemother profile page
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    Quote from MrsCuoco
    Yup. My "thing" is phlegm. I can. Not. Handle it.
    My problem was phlegm. I could handle blood, feces everywhere and even Emesis.

    Then a wonderful thing happened. My clinical instructor assigned me to care for the trach patients. The awesome thing was, among other things I learned, I learned to handle phlegm. One day I realized it no longer bothered me.


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