Why do most intermittent catheter uses recommend IC as the preferred solution to these options?
One explanation is that most people using intermittent catheterization may find it more comfortable and convenient compared to an indwelling catheter.
Once you master the routine you will be able to determine and maintain your own schedule to catheterize and empty your bladder, as prescribed by your physician.
Why might I choose one catheter over another?
People who use intermittent catheters have different preferences and needs. Surveys suggest that hydrophilic catheters, which have a special smooth and low friction coating, are more comfortable, convenient and easy to use.
Other benefits of intermittent catheterization include more independence and better overall quality of life.
These are general guidelines meant to help you with typical questions. You should follow the specific instructions provided by your healthcare provider and the intermittent catheterization solution you are using.