Catheter

Catheter

Welcome to our catheter care section. Here you will find helpful information and advice on your catheter and how to use it.

The Bladder & Bowel Home Delivery Service can offer you expert advice from a trained nurse about stoma care and help you find the right products to manage your condition.

For more information on ostomies and stoma care products call our Home Delivery Team on 0800 031 5406.

Catheter Problems

Dealing With Catheter Problems Occasionally people may experience problems with their catheters or accessories and the advice below should help. In all cases remember that good fluid intake is essential and often problems can be sorted…

What Is A Catheter

A catheter is a soft hollow tube, which is passed into the bladder to drain urine. Catheters are sometimes necessary for people, who for a variety of reasons, cannot empty their bladder in the usual way, i.e. passing urine into a toilet or…

How Does A Catheter Work?

A catheter drains urine from the bladder into a drainage bag which may be supported at thigh or calf level. The leg drainage bag requires changing every 5 to 7 days depending on manufacturers instructions. A Belly Bag or a catheter valve…