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Which catheter is used for intermittent catheterization?

Intermittent catheterization is typically performed using a straight catheter or intermittent urinary catheter. These catheters are designed for short-term use to empty the bladder intermittently, as opposed to indwelling catheters, which remain in the bladder for an extended period.


Intermittent catheters are available in various lengths and sizes to accommodate different patient needs. The choice of catheter size and material may depend on the patient’s age, gender, medical condition, and the healthcare provider’s recommendation. It’s essential to use a catheter that is appropriate for the individual’s specific requirements and to follow proper sterile technique during the catheterization procedure to minimize the risk of infection and other complications. Always consult with a healthcare professional for guidance on selecting and using the right catheter for your situation.