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It is the insertion and removal of a catheter into the urethra several times a day to empty the bladder.
Reminder Perform the catheterisation at regular intervals as ordered by the doctor or nurse.
If you encounter problems while inserting the catheter, the following tips may help:
a. Hold your penis upwards at a 60°angle, to straighten the urethra.
b. Slowly insert the catheter. Stop advancing the catheter when urine starts flowing.
c. Lower the angle of your penis to drain the urine into the kidney dish.
a. Part the labia with the index and middle fingers of your non-dominant hand, with the aid of a mirror.
b. Slowly push the lubricated catheter into the urethra opening until urine is seen flowing out.
c. Lower the angle of the catheter to drain the urine into the kidney dish.
Intermittent CatheterisationPreparing for catheterisation
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