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Urinary retention

Intermittent catheterization to empty the bladder

Urinary retention is the inability to completely empty the bladder. Some people have a poor urinary stream with intermittent flow, straining, a sense of incomplete voiding, and hesitancy. This means that there is a delay between the time they try to urinate and the flow actually begins. A possible solution may be intermittent urinary catheterization, done by the patient themselves or another person, such as a nurse or relative. This procedure allows the patient to empty their bladder, and also helps protect their kidneys from damage.

When and why is intermittent catheterization recommended

Self-catheterization for an independent active life

Intermittent self-catheterization is a possible solution for many people affected by urinary neurological dysfunction. Please be aware that intermittent self-catheterization should only be under medical advice and only in accordance with the given instructions.

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