Why do I have to cath?

There is a long, long list of reasons why your health care professional might prescribe the use of an intermittent catheter. Pregnancy, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury, stroke, diabetes, urine retention, prostate tumour, benign prostatic hyperplasia, bladder exstrophy, fowlers syndrome and spina bifida are just some of the conditions that may result in your healthcare professional prescribing the use of an intermittent catheter. Intermittent catheters may also be recommended to help take back control from urinary incontinence.

Fundamentally, each of these conditions may mean there is something affecting how the bladder sphincter or detrusor muscle (the bladder wall) function. Meaning your body may need a little help to drain urine.

Adjusting to cathing can be tough. You might find yourself dealing with a range of practical, physical and emotional challenges. You don’t have to figure it out alone. Call and talk to a member of the me+ support team today. Call 1-800-422-8811 (M-F, 8:30 AM-7:00 PM ET).


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GentleCath™ users should feel confident knowing they are cathing with products designed for safety and ease of use. Only GentleCath™ Glide catheters feature FeelClean™ Technology, which is designed to provide greater comfort and less mess during cathing. Does your catheter have the latest technology? Learn more and request free product samples now.  

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