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Catheter Problems: Troubleshooting

Whether you are new to catheterizing or experienced with catheters, you may experience some common catheter problems. Learn how to resolve these issues.

Brooke Phillips, CWCMS
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How to Empty, Clean and Change Your Leg Bag or Drainage Bag

If a doctor has advised you to use foley or external catheters, then you will also need to use urinary bags. Learn how to empty, clean and change your bag.

Brooke Phillips, CWCMS
Introduction to Catheters

Introduction to Catheters

In this introduction to catheters article, we have compiled all our catheter 101 articles, resources, links and glossaries into one spot to help out people who are just beginning their journey with catheters.

Aimee Sharp
signs of kidney stones

Early Signs of Kidney Stones

If you've had a kidney stone, you know they can be excruciating. Some lifestyle changes can be made to prevent kidney stones, however if you experience unbearable pain or are worried, it's best to seek medical help.

Taylor Snell
Male External Catheters

Male External Catheters

Male external catheters (MECs), also known as condom catheters, are an option for men who experience incontinence instead of using diapers or intermittent catheters. If your doctor has recommended a condom catheter, we can help you learn more about how to get started, and how to troubleshoot.

Aimee Sharp
types of catheters

Types of Catheters: Catheters 101

Are you new to using catheters, or do you know someone who is? Learn all about the different types of catheters and when they are used in this article.

Sarah McIlvaine
Intermittent Catheters

Intermittent Catheters

Intermittent catheterization, when done properly, is one of the safest ways to catheterize. Nothing...

Aimee Sharp
keeping bladder healthy

Keeping Your Bladder Healthy

The health of your bladder is extremely important to your everyday well-being. As you age, there are steps you can take to help keep your bladder healthy.

Taylor Snell
Visiting Urologist First Time

Visiting the Urologist for the First Time

Visiting the urologist for the first time can be daunting, but being prepared and knowing what to expect during the visit may help ease uncertainty.

Stephanie Struyck Elgin
Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

Living with Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

Many people are uncomfortable discussing pelvic floor dysfunction, but there are many treatment options available that can improve daily quality of life.

Stephanie Struyck Elgin
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