Anatomy and positioning
To be frank, for a woman it’s not that easy to see where to enter the catheter, and you probably need a little bit more support during the start period.
For many women, just the thought of going out without knowing if you will find an accessible bathroom, is enough to stay home. Some women even drink less, to limit their visits to the toilet (don’t do that).
Yet another piece to fit in
For some it seems messy and time-consuming and yet another thing to consider in the “life puzzle”, hindering social life and relationships.
Fear of concept
Many women experience feelings of shame, loss of dignity and low self-esteem when they can’t urinate the normal way. Some think CIC seems invasive and painful, takes their femininity away and is connected to old people.
These fears are perfectly normal, but not always addressed by your healthcare professionals. If you recognize yourself in the above, please take the opportunity to discuss it on your next doctor’s appointment.
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