If you are experiencing bladder control problems that are making urination difficult or impossible, your doctor may consider having you use a catheter. You may be scared or nervous about Foley catheter insertion, however you can rest assured that the nurse or health care provider that will perform the procedure
Health Articles About Urinary Incontinence
If you haven’t figured out by now that men and women have different parts, then you need to be reading a different article. The differences in anatomy between men and women mean different choices amongst catheterization products. Specifics such as foley catheter size, type and material vary among different manufacturers and when combining these with [...]
A catheter is used for conditions when you cannot properly urinate on your own, or when you have bladder control problems, and it is used to drain the bladder so that you do not have further complications. In some cases it may also be used to treat urinary retention or urge incontinence.
If you have had a suprapubic catheter put in then understanding the proper care that is required to prevent infection and make sure that the catheter drains properly is crucial. Unlike urethral catheterization, where the catheter is placed in the bladder through the urethra, a suprapubic catheter is inserted directly into the bladder through a [...]
Urinary frequency is an uncomfortable symptom derived by a number of possible conditions. When a person produces more than a usual volume of urine, or even a standard amount, and still feels the need to urinate more frequently, this is known as urinary frequency. Urge incontinence is a bit different than urinary frequency as such [...]
Many know what a nuisance it is to suffer from bladder leakage and urinary frequency. When there is an abundance of output from the bladder, this is known as urinary inconsistency. Such urinary conditions are more common in women than in men. Urethral catheterization is often used to empty bladders of urine. This method commonly [...]
Urethral catheterization is a routine procedure performed with a thin plastic tube inserted via urethra into the bladder for the purpose of urine drainage, obtaining a sterile urine specimen or instilling medications or irrigations into the urinary tract. Urethral catheterizations are categorized into one time use, referred to as intermittent, or for long term use, [...]