Cathing is uncomfortable. Is this normal?

There will be an adjustment period when you first start cathing, during which time a person with full urethral sensitivity will “desensitize” to cathing. This timeframe can vary for each person from a few days to a few weeks or possibly longer. You may experience a burning or stinging sensation when first using intermittent catheters as the urethra becomes used to the friction and movement of the catheter.

Consult your healthcare professional if complications persist.

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