Self-Catheterization

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 i...

How does it 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 it done?

What are the benefits and risks of this 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 this 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 better control of y...

The risks associated with the procedure include:

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

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