While the phrase ‘self-catheterization’ might sound a little intimidating, most people find it very easy to self-catheterize after a little practice. Intermittent catheters make the process easier and more comfortable than it has ever been enabling you to simply get on with your daily life, however busy it might be. Your doctor or nurse will advise you as to how often you should self-catheterize but generally it can be four to six times a day.
When practiced properly, even over long periods of time, self-catheterization is a safe and effective means of managing urinary retention. If you are having any problems inserting the catheter, or experiencing any symptoms of a urinary tract infection, please contact your doctor or nurse.