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Will I have to catheterise forever?

How long you will need to catheterize, or self-cath, varies from person to person, and depends on your condition and the reasons for you're using an intermittent catheter. Some intermittent catheter users only require a catheter for a few days or weeks, while others may continue using a catheter for the rest of their lives. Your healthcare professional can provide you with information on how long you might expect to need to use a catheter.

Learn more about some of the most common conditions that can lead to using an intermittent catheter (IC).

Adjusting to cathing can be tough, with a range of practical, physical and emotional challenges. You don’t have to figure it out alone. Call and talk to a member of the me+ support team today, on 0800 234 6569.