Frequently asked questions
Why do I have to use catheters?
For you to be able to go pee, your bladder and brain need to be able to talk to each other. The bladder needs to say ‘I need to be emptied’; the brain needs to reply ‘get to the bathroom, and let your muscles relax so you can pee’ and the bladder needs to reply ‘I am empty now, thanks, the muscles can tighten again’. Without talking to each other, the brain doesn’t know that you need to go to the bathroom. It can’t tell your bladder to squeeze your pee out, and it can’t tell it to stop peeing either. Catheters help you to get all your pee out when your bladder and brain are not able to talk to each other.
Does it hurt?
Can I do it wrong?
Can the catheter disappear inside my body?
Is it enough to empty my bladder in the morning and before bed time?
Can I drink less and catheterize less?
Why do I get Urinary Tract Infections?
Why is it sometimes difficult to get my catheter in?
How come I sometimes dribble wee in between using my catheters?
Do I have to tell my teacher?
Do my friends have to know?
Can anyone tell I am using a catheter?
Can I go on school trips?
Can I go swimming?
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