What is a Suprapubic Catheter and How does it Work?
What is a Suprapubic Catheter?
A suprapubic catheter is a foley catheter that is inserted directly into the bladder via an incision in the abdominal wall.
Do I Need a Different Catheter?
The same kind of foley/indwelling catheter can usually be used both via the urethra and via a suprapubic incision; check with your healthcare professional if you are unsure. If you are to have a suprapubic catheter inserted, it will be done as a procedure in hospital under local or general anesthetic.
How Does a Suprapubic Catheter Work?
In the same way as an indwelling catheter inserted via the urethra! Suprapubic catheters works by draining urine from the bladder. You will need to have a catheter bag or catheter valve fitted to collect the urine.
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