Intermittent Catheterization* (IC) or Clean Intermittent Self Catheterization (CISC) is the regular insertion of a hollow tube (catheter) into the bladder, to empty it of urine.
The tip of the catheter is rounded with holes in both sides that allow the urine to enter the tube and drain out of the bladder.
The catheter is inserted into your bladder through the urethra (the channel that leads urine from the bladder to the outside opening). After the urine stops flowing, the catheter is gently removed. Intermittent catheterization is simple to do, and after a little practice, it can be done in just a few minutes.
*Users performing intermittent catheterization should always follow the advice of their healthcare provider