How is a catheter used to reduce overflow incontinence?


Catheters are often used to reduce overflow incontinence. A catheter is a soft tube that you insert through the urethra into the bladder to drain urine. It can be used temporarily, just when you need it, or it can be used constantly, in which case the tube connects to a bag that you can attach to your leg. If you experience pain or burning while using a catheter, tell your doctor. It could be a sign of a urinary tract infection.

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