What is Urinary Catheter?

Category: Equipment

Most Popular Types: Suprapubic Catheter, Foley Catheter, Condom Catheter, (Show all)

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See also: Self Catheterization

A urinary catheter is a tube used to drain urine. The type of catheter used depends on the patient's needs. It can be inserted through the urethera into the bladder or inserted directly into the bladder. External condom catheters are another option for male patients.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

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Severe
6
Moderate
8
Mild
6
None
15

Commonly reported side effects, conditions, and hospitalizations associated with Urinary Catheter

Hospitalization 27
UTI symptoms 3
UTI (Urinary Tract Infection) 3
Hospitalization 2
Infection 2
Pain 2

Show all 18 reported side effects

Dosages

Why Patients Stopped Using (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 6
Other 6
Side effects too severe 5
Course of treatment ended 5
Did not seem to work 4
See all 22 patients who’ve stopped using Urinary Catheter

Duration

How Long Current Patients Have Been Using Urinary Catheter
Duration Patients
0-1 month 0
1-3 months 0
3-6 months 2
6 months-1 year 1
1-2 years 3
2 years or more 24
How Long Patients Used Before Stopping
Duration Patients
0-1 month 8
1-3 months 2
3-6 months 3
6 months-1 year 2
1-2 years 2
2 years or more 4
Adherence
Always
28 80%
Usually
6 17%
Sometimes
1 3%
Never
0 0%
Burden
Very
7 20%
Somewhat
9 26%
A little
8 23%
Not at all
11 31%
Cost per month
$200+
2 12%
$100-199
0 0%
$50-99
0 0%
$25-49
5 29%
< $25
10 59%
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7 patient evaluations for Urinary Catheter

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slim18
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Bulbar: moderate
Arms: severe
Chest: mild
Legs: moderate
I am: b
I have:
ALS

See slim18's full Urinary Catheter history

Mar 21, 2015 (Started Dec 07, 2014)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Urinary retention: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: Daily

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Rachael
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Bulbar: severe
Arms: severe
Chest: moderate
Legs: severe
I am: vb
I have:
ALS

See Rachael's full Urinary Catheter history

Jul 29, 2012 (Started Nov 03, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for General health: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: I decided to have a supra pubic catheter insertion because I couldn't get from my chair or bed to the toilet via hoist, in time. Nappy pads left me sore and anyway, I enjoy going out for ooh, hours on end. I don't want to be tied to within pissing distance of my hoist! it's sore I find myself prone to UTIs and infection of the stoma site. It necessitates more care regimes and faffing about but it gives me freedom and that makes it worthwhile

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Ziz
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Bulbar: severe
Arms: severe
Chest: severe
Legs: severe
I am: n
I have:
ALS

See Ziz's full Urinary Catheter history

Jan 15, 2012 (Started Oct 15, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Other: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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