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Common Conditions

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

Common Conditions Related to Intermittent Cathing

For many people, learning to self-catheterize is a small part of what they are currently dealing with. There are many reasons people start cathing; some only for a short time, some people for life. Sometimes it’s due to a physical problem. Sometimes it’s because of a problem related to brain signals, known as ‘neurogenic bladder’.

Here you can find out about some of the most common conditions that can lead to using an intermittent catheter (IC), but there are many others.

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