Overview of Intermittent Self-Catheterization

Intermittent self-catheterization is a safe and effective method of completely emptying the bladder at regular intervals. Self-catheterization should be done every 3 to 8 hours, or as recommended by your physician. Never stop self-catheterization unless instructed by your physician.

Please choose one of the following options for a full explanation of self-catheterization in females and males and how to properly clean the catheter:

Publication Review By: David M. Kaufman, M.D., Stanley J. Swierzewski, III, M.D.

Published: 14 Jun 1998

Last Modified: 13 Oct 2015