Catheters: Advice for patients discharged from the Emergency Department with a new urethral catheter


What is a catheter? Your doctor has advised that you require a catheter inserted into your bladder to drain urine from it. A catheter is a small, flexible tube that is inserted through the water pipe (urethra) into the bladder to drain urine into a bag which is usually strapped to your leg. When the bag becomes full of urine, …

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