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

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    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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  2. 12 Comments...

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    Women are no more "meant" to have tubes placed into their urethra than men. You'll get over it.
    LeeLeeTheGPN likes this.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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


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