What is Self-Catheterization?

It is a process in which a person uses a catheter (tube) to empty his/her bladder regularly. It is required by people who suffer from urinary inconsistency, urine leakages, or involuntary urination. A person may also require self-catheterization after a surgery.  

How does Self-Catheterization help?

It is a simple treatment that does not require any surgical intervention and helps when one faces difficulty in emptying his bladder. If one cannot empty his bladder the regula...

How is Self-Catheterization done?

What are the benefits and risks of Self-Catheterization procedure?

Self-Catheterization has many advantages, but as any other procedure, it also comes with a few risks which a person must be aware of.  

The advantages of Self-Catheterization procedure are:

  • Helps in emptying the bladder.
  • Can be done at home without the help of surgeon or nurse.
  • Helps in avoiding urinary inconsistency or urine leakages.
  • Improves the quality of life and gives you bet...

The risks associated with the Self-Catheterization procedure include:

  • Bleeding
  • Urethritis
  • The creation of false passage
  • Infection
  • Stricture
  • Epididymitis

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