Suprapubic Catheter Insertion

Suprapubic Catheter Insertion

What is a Suprapubic catheter insertion?

A suprapubic catheter is a type of catheter that  is inserted through a hole in your tummy (abdomen) and then directly into your bladder and is  attached to a collection bag strapped to your leg or can be attached to a flip flow valve that opens to allow urine to be drained into a toilet, and closes to allow the bladder to fill with urine until drainage is convenient

Suprapubic catheter insertion is a procedure that can be done under general anaesthetic, epidural anaesthetic or local anaesthetic.

A suprapubic catheter is used when the urethra is damaged or blocked , or when if unable to use an intermittent catheter.This type of catheter is usually changed every 12 weeks.

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