What's to Know About Urinary Catheter?

Q:
What’s to know about urinary catheter?

A:
A doctor or nurse put a urinary catheter into a person’s bladder so that urine can flow through it into a bag. You need a urinary catheter when:

  • you have a weak bladder or damage in nerve
  • you have a blocked urethra
  • you are going to have certain types of surgery
  • you are giving birth if you have an epidural anaesthetic

Types:

  • Intermittent catheters. It’s put inside your bladder when you need to pee.
  • Indwelling catheters. It stays in your bladder for days or weeks.

Possible problems:

  • Urinary tract infections
  • Leakages
  • Bladder spasms
  • Damage to the urethra

Therefore, you need to make sure that catheters are used in the right way.

 

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