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What is a catheter?

A urinary catheter is a thin, flexible, plastic tube. It is passed through your penis and placed inside your bladder. When you wake up after your operation you will have a urinary catheter in place. Understandably most men are apprehensive at the thought of having a catheter.

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“I think a bit more explanation about that catheter might have been better because that frightened me to death that thing.”

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Incontinence can often be cured. Incontinence is a problem with one or more underlying causes that can often be cured or improved. Whatever your age seeking help is always advisable. Take the first step to getting help by contacting a health professional or continence organisation in your country.

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