Will IC hurt?
Intermittent catheterization may feel strange at first but it should not be painful. Please consult with your nurse if you are having problems or if you are finding it painful.
What if I can’t insert or withdraw the catheter?
First, try to relax. Most problems are related to muscles tensing up. Coughing and/or deep breathing may help with insertion and withdrawal of the catheter. Always speak to your healthcare provider if you are experiencing problems. You may need a different catheter. Our Coloplast Care team may be able to help you identify product solutions.
Is IC harmful?
The best way to minimize the risk of complications related to intermittent catheterization is to make sure that you are using the correct catheter, following your healthcare provider’s instructions for proper catheterization technique, and catheterizing at the frequency prescribed by your doctor. If you still struggle with the thought of catheterizing yourself, remember that there are people around you to support you: your health care provider can demonstrate how to do it safely and your Coloplast Care team is ready to address any product questions that you may have. We receive calls from people with bladder issues every day.
Remember that users performing self-catheterization should always follow the advice of their healthcare provider.
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