Urethral Catheter

Urethral Catheter is inserted into the bladder to drain urine that has no other way of getting out. This process is called urethral catheterization. It can be used to relieve urinary retention, provide irrigation, inject medication and for many other diagnostic purposes. Urinary catheter may be inserted in and out for immediate drainage as in intermittent catheters or can be left inside for long-term drainage as in Foley catheters. At Shop Catheters, we offer a wide range of urethral catheters in a variety of tip configurations, materials and sizes for easy insertion and minimal tissue trauma. These products are from various top-selling manufacturers like Kendall, AMSure, Bardia, Bardex, Rusch, etc.

Why are Urethral Catheters used?

Urethral catheters are used to treat the following conditions:
  • No control over urination
  • Urinary retention
  • Urinary incontinence

These conditions can occur due to the following reasons:

  • Blocked urine flow due to enlargement of the prostate gland, blood clots in urine or stones in bladder or kidney
  • Prostate gland surgery
  • Surgery in the genital area like hysterectomy or a hip fracture repair
  • Nerve injury in the bladder
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Condition that can impair the mental function like dementia
  • Such medications that make the bladder muscles unable to squeeze, resulting in urine stuck into the bladder
  • Spina bifida
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