How frequently should I catheterise?
This very much depends on you, what your fluid intake is and if you are on any medication. Most people catheterise every 4-6 hours, however, your Healthcare Professional will advise you on how often you need to perform ISC.
How will I know if the Cubcath® has entered my bladder?
Urine will start to flow and, once started, you will not be able to stop it until your bladder is completely empty.
What happens if I can’t insert the Cubcath®?
Remain calm and relaxed at all times. If you are finding insertion difficult, refrain from trying for a while. If, after a number of attempts, you cannot insert the Cubcath; contact your local Healthcare Professional who will provide you with the advice and support that you will need.
What happens if I can’t remove the Cubcath®?
Remember to stay calm and try not to panic. Take 10 minutes to relax and try again. You may find that coughing helps in removing the Cubcath. If this does not work, contact your local Healthcare Professional who will provide you with the advice and support that you will need.
How much fluid should I intake daily?
You should aim to drink between 1.5 to 2 litres daily. This may vary depending on your lifestyle and weather conditions. For children, advice should be sought from your Healthcare Professional.
Do I need to follow a special diet?
You should try to eat and drink normally, unless your Healthcare Professional has advised otherwise. Try to change your drinks during the day and avoid caffeine. Caffeine can make you feel the need to pass urine more often.
What warning signs should I look out for?
If you experience a burning sensation, pain, unpleasant smell, cloudy/dark coloured urine or persistent bleeding; you must seek help from your Healthcare Professional immediately.
Spotting of blood in your urine is common, however if you have any concerns, please contact your Healthcare Professional.
How should I dispose of my Cubcath®?
The Cubcath should be disposed of according to your local guidelines. For further advice, contact your local Continence Advisory Service.
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