Intermittent CathetersSelf-Catheterization Is Safe, Easy and Discreet
Intermittent self-catheterization (IC) is a safe procedure that can help bring your urinary symptoms under control. Many people self-catheterize and report that it has improved their quality of life. It will allow you to completely empty your bladder at regular intervals, may help protect your kidneys from infection and damage, can lower the risk of distending (stretching) the bladder, and helps eliminate the need for wearing a continuously-draining catheter.
If you have been told that you need to do intermittent self-catheterization, it is because your bladder does not empty completely, or maybe it doesn't empty at all. Your healthcare provider must prescribe the catheter (size and type) and provide instructions for use.
You Should Know:
- Intermittent catheters are designed for easy and safe use.
- They are made from several different materials and some have polished eyelets and round, smooth tips for easy insertion.
- Some are hydrophilic that become slippery when water is applied to the surface of the catheter for ease in insertion.
- Catheter lengths differ for men versus women because of the relative difference in length of urethras.
UroMed carries a complete line of Latex-Free urological products for patients with latex sensitivities.
If you are looking for a specific type of catheter or urological product, please see our online catalog.