How to Avoid Catheter Blockages & Obstructions

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One of the most common complications that can occur for catheter users is a catheter blockage. Catheter blockages often form from a buildup of minerals, salts, and crystalline deposits which can block the eye holes of the catheter and prevent urine from draining from the bladder. These obstructions often begin as a small obstruction and can develop fully to a complete blockage. More often than not, these blockages will affect long-time catheter users.

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What Are the Best Medications to Treat Urinary Incontinence In the Elderly?

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Urinary incontinence is a common condition among the elderly population nationwide. Learn more about this condition and the most effective medications to treat it.

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The Differences Between Straight Tip and Coudé Tip Catheters

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When your doctor first prescribes an intermittent catheter, they will match you with the best type of catheter to suit your personal needs. There are many different types of catheters, and it may take trying a few different types before finding the one that is most comfortable and effective for your specific needs.

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How Spinal Cord Injuries Cause Bladder Problems & Care Tips

Loss of bladder control can occur after a spinal cord injury if certain nerves are damaged, but there are ways to treat your incontinence symptoms. 

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What Is a Condom Catheter?

Condom catheters are an excellent choice to assist with urinary incontinence in men. Find out if these catheters are right for you.

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5 Reasons You Shouldn't Buy Catheters In Stores

Buying catheter supplies in stores can be costly and time-consuming. Find out why getting them through insurance is more convenient!

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How to Get Catheters Covered by Insurance In the New Year

Your catheter coverage may be changing this year! Find out if you can still get your catheter supplies through Medicare. 

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7 Best Ways to Reduce Catheter Pain

Experiencing pain when self-catheterizing is not normal! Read our 7 ways to reduce your pain. 

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How to Avoid a False Passage With Intermittent Catheters

When you have a false passage, you may experience pain when using your intermittent catheter. Find out how to avoid them and heal them to regain quality of life. 

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