What is intermittent self-catheterisation (ISC)?

Intermittent self-catheterisation (ISC) is the repeated emptying of the bladder with the help of a catheter that has been inserted via de urethra. This is usually not painful. Intermittent self-catheterisation, also called ISC, offers many people with bladder problems an improved quality of life. Let us tell you more about self-catheterisation and the catheters we’ve developed at Curan.

What does an intermittent catheter look like?

An intermittent self-catheter is a thin, transparent plastic tube that has been specially designed to transport urine out of the bladder. At the end of the tube that sits in the bladder, there are two openings. These opening are also called eyes and they are there to ensure that the urine enters the catheter. At the other end of the catheter, where the urine comes out, is a connector that you direct into the toilet. Your urine will flow into the toilet and the catheter helps you to fully empty your bladder.

Male and female catheterisation

ISC, intermittent self-catheterisations works for both men and women with bladder problems. Because a male urethra is longer than a female’s, there is a difference between male and female catheters.

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