Suprapubic Catheter

Suprapubic catheter (SPC) is a flexible tube designed to drain urine from the bladder if normal urination is not possible due to some reasons. Usually, a catheter is inserted into the bladder via urethra but a supra pubic catheter is inserted into the bladder via a cut in the tummy, few inches below the navel or belly button. This helps in draining urine without having to pass a tube through genital area, which makes it even more comfortable to wear. Your doctor might suggest you to use a suprapubic bladder catheter if your urethra is incapable of holding a catheter safely. ShopCatheters offers Suprapubic catheters from top-selling manufacturer like Bard Inc.

When is a Suprapubic Catheter required?

Some conditions in which you might be required to use a suprapubic catheter are as follows:
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Urinary retention
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Bladder cancer
  • Lower body paralysis
  • Spinal injuries or trauma
  • Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)

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