What is self-catheterisation?
Self-catheterisation is when you empty your bladder with the help of a catheter. Self-catheterisation is used if you are no longer able to independently empty your bladder and/or fully empty it. This means too much urine remains in your bladder and you need to urinate small amounts often and/or you have an irresistible urge to urinate. It’s important that you see a doctor about your bladder problems to get the correct diagnosis. This will help reduce much of the discomfort and inconvenience. Let us tell you more of the advantages of intermittent catheterisation.
Self-catheterisation is also known as single-use (intermittent) catheterisation as you only use one sterile catheter per catheterisation, which is then thrown away after use. Curan offers a variety of practical and, above all, comfortable catheters for this very purpose. Our customers find our catheters user-friendly and almost entirely painless.
Practice and routine
Self-catheterisation is a regularly occurring treatment that requires practice before it becomes routine. Almost anyone can learn how to do this, given the right guidance and instruction. It’s important that you learn how to incorporate this treatment into your daily routine. If you do then you will continue to be able to enjoy your daily activities and free time.
Self-catheterisation is also called intermittent catheterisation. Intermittent catheterisation means ‘with breaks’. So this is something you will do between four and six times a day. This is only an average, however, as the frequency depends on your personal situation. The amount of urine per catheterisation cannot be more than 500 ml. If you exceed this amount, you may well have to catheterise more often during the day.
If you are able to urinate but not fully empty your bladder, you will probably have to catheterise one to four times a day. This depends on the amount of urine that remains in the bladder and the advice of your doctor or specialist. This determines how often you will need to catheterise.