What is a catheter and what is it used for?

Answer There are several types of catheters but I'm assuming you mean urinary catheters. It is a device that is inserted through the urethra and into the bladder to empty the bladder of urine, (the urine ... Read More »

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Whats a catheter?

A catheter is just a fancy word meaning a medical "tube" of some kind. Some are for general drainage (like the ones inserted into the bladder, called Foley Catheters) while others are for more spec... Read More »

How to Cope With a Catheter?

If you have had a surgery and need to know how to cope with a catheter, it's important to realize that you can easily keep it clean and well maintained by following a few easy steps. Your catheter ... Read More »

How to Insert a Catheter?

Catheter insertion is a medical procedure that empties the bladder of urine. A catheter is often inserted during specific types of surgery. Doctors also use this procedure to diagnose genitourinary... Read More »

How to Use a Urinary Catheter for a Female?

Urinary catheters drain urine from the bladders of patients who cannot empty their bladders on their own, or whose limited mobility prevents them from going to the toilet. Inserting a catheter into... Read More »