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Catheterization Concerns and Solutions

Intermittent catheterization was first used in 1970 as a home, nonsterile self-technique. Its effectiveness and safety have since been proven. It is used worldwide.

Thousands of people use the technique to manage bladder function.

Below are some concerns you may have and suggested solutions.

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Urine Leaking

No Urine During Catheterization

Blood in the Catheter

Worried about Pushing the Catheter in Too Far

Unable to Insert the Catheter

Catheterization During School Hours

Positive Urine Culture

Constipation and the Urinary Tract


Last Updated: 11/2009