Hillary Clinton wears a catheter?
Remember these images of Hillary Clinton with those strange lumps on her back under her roomy, loose-fitting coat-jacket, which are suggestive of a defibrillator vest? (See “Strange bulges under Hillary’s coat suggest a defibrillator vest”)
Now a photo has cropped up, showing what appears to be a catheter beneath her pant leg.
The photo of Hillary at a campaign rally on August 10, 2016 in Des Moines, Iowa, was taken by Steve Pope of Getty Images. (Note: FOTM is publishing the Getty image under Section 107 of the US Copyright Law’s “fair use” of copyrighted material.)
I cropped and enlarged her to get a better view of that right thigh. See that strange tube-shaped line running from her crotch, diagonally across her right thigh to above her right knee?
Sure looks like a Foley catheter:
A Foley catheter (named for its designer, Frederic Foley) is a flexible tube passed through the urethra and into the bladder to drain urine. It is the most common type of indwelling urinary catheter.
The tube of a Foley catheter has two separated channels, or lumens, running down its length. One lumen is open at both ends, and drains urine into a collection bag. The other lumen has a valve on the outside end and connects to a balloon at the tip. The balloon is inflated with sterile water when it lies inside the bladder to stop it from slipping out. Foley catheters are commonly made from silicone rubber or natural rubber….
Foley catheters are used during the following situations:
- On patients who are anesthesized or sedated for surgery or other medical care
- On comatose patients
- On some incontinent patients
- On patients whose prostate is enlarged to the point that urine flow from the bladder is cut off. The catheter is kept in until the problem is resolved.
- On patients with acute urinary retention.
- On patients who are unable due to paralysis or physical injury to use either standard toilet facilities or urinals.
- Following urethral surgeries
- Following ureterectomy
- On patients with kidney disease whose urine output must be constantly and accurately measured
- Before and after cesarean sections
- Before and after hysterectomies
- On patients who had genital injury
- On anorexic patients who are unable use standard toilets due to physical weakness and whose urine output must be constantly measured
- On patients with fibromyalgia who cannot control their bladder
A Foley catheter would explain why Hillary was late getting back to the Democratic presidential debate on December 19, 2015, in Manchester, NH. After the ABC telecast returned from a commercial break, only two of the three participants were onstage — Bernie Sanders and Martin O’Malley. Missing was Hillary Clinton, who strolled in moments after the action resumed, repositioned her microphone and said “Sorry,” but did not explain her absence.
According to The Boston Globe, Hillary had gone to the ladies’ room during the commercial break. She even had a campaign employee on bathroom duty to make sure she could quickly get in and out of the restroom to return to the stage. But when the staffer let in O’Malley spokeswoman Lis Smith, instead of sharing the restroom with Smith, Hillary waited outside, which led to the delay returning to the debate.
Breitbart asks “Why would Clinton not share a bathroom with Smith?”
The answer: Because Hillary didn’t want Smith to see she was wearing a Foley catheter.