An indwelling catheter is a catheter that stays inside the body for a longer period, and there are two types. A urethral indwelling catheter is a catheter inserted through the urethra into the bladder,
What is Catheterisation?
A urinary catheter is used to drain the urinary bladder when it cannot empty normally. This process is called catheterisation and can be necessary after a surgery or during hospitalisation.
Many people will use catheters daily for management of dysfunctional bladder caused by another diagnosis, like a spinal cord injury, spina bifida, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Parkinson's disease, diabetes, stroke or incontinence.
The Different Types of Urinary Catheters
There are different types of urinary catheters, here you can read more about the catheters available for you on the market.
An intermittent catheter is inserted into the urethra on demand to empty the bladder, and then removed again as soon as the bladder is empty. Users are taught how to catheterize themselves, and it is a straightforward technique that can be performed by most people.
There are two major types of intermittent urinary catheters: Non-hydrophilic catheters, which are uncoated catheters, and hydrophilic intermittent catheters which are coated with a slippery surface to make insertion and withdrawal easy.
When you're new to catheterisation, it makes sense to know what makes one catheter more right for you than another. Here we explore how to choose the right catheter for you.
Find Your Treatment
We have a vision. All men with bladder problems should be able to improve their quality of life. Intermittent Catheterisation (IC) is a great solution for many symptoms and diagnoses, and it doesn’t involve neither medication nor surgery.
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