Standard catheter

Picture of a standard catheter in place

Standard catheters are often used for intermittent self-catheterization. A thin, flexible, hollow tube is inserted through the urethra into the bladder and allows the urine to drain out.

Last Updated: July 21, 2008

Medical Review: E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Avery L. Seifert, MD - Urology

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