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Getting Started: New to Cathing

If you're new to self-catheterizing, you're not alone.

It’s only natural that you may have several questions about this new journey.
We are committed to support your needs and help make continence care more seamless and comfortable—so you can focus on what really matters to you.

Start here to help you feel confident in navigating life using intermittent catheters.

The Basics: Your body

Knowing Your Body

The Basics: Your body

Take a close look at the urinary system and how it works.

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Urethral Health

The Basics: Your body

A healthy urethra is important in UTI prevention.

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About Intermittent Catheters

What's an Intermittent Catheter?

Getting Started

Everything you need to know about intermittent catheters; from different types, to what they're made of and more.

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How to Self-Catheterize

How to Self-Catheterize

Getting Started

Before you start using intermittent catheters, review these 5 steps to help you feel comfortable throughout your routine.

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What to Expect

Understanding What is "Normal"

What to expect

Answers to common questions from new catheter users.

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Reasons You May Need to Self-Cath

What to expect

There are a variety of reasons your doctor may prescribe intermittent catheters.

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Having a Self-Catheterization Routine

What to expect

As an IC user, your self-cathing routine may be one of the most important routines throughout your day.

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Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)

UTI Basics

About UTIs

As an intermittent catheter user, you may be prone to developing a UTI at some point. Don't panic, stay calm but be proactive.

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UTI Risk Factors, Complications and Diagnosis

About UTIs

It is important to know that as an intermittent catheter user, you may be more prone to getting a UTI.

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UTI Treatment Tips

About UTIs

While unpleasant, UTIs are common and typically go away within a few days of treatment.

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UTI Prevention Tips

About UTIs

While it is important to know the symptoms and treatment of UTIs, it is also beneficial to know what you can do to help prevent them.

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UTI Tips for Women

About UTIs

Women tend to be more prone to UTIs due to the length and location of their urethra.

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Common Conditions

Neurogenic Bladder

Common Conditions

Neurogenic bladder can happen to anyone at any age from newborns to senior citizens.

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Enlarged Prostate

Common Conditions

An enlarged prostate – also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) – is the most common cause of bladder problems in men as they mature.

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Spinal Cord Injury

Common Conditions

A spinal cord injury is damage to any part of the spinal cord or nerves at the end of the spinal canal & often causes permanent changes.

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Diabetes

Common Conditions

Many people with diabetes can experience issues with their bladder due to something known as diabetic neuropathy.

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Spina Bifida

Common Conditions

Spina Bifida is a condition that affects the spine and is usually apparent at birth – it is a type of neural tube defect.

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Multiple Sclerosis

Common Conditions

MS is an inflammatory disease of the brain and spinal cord. 80% of people with MS experience bladder dysfunction.

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Enroll in me+™ or Request Product Samples

The me+™ support program offers tools to help make life as a catheter user completely your own. Enroll in me+™ or request free product samples. Experience the latest technology and discover answers to the most commonly asked cathing questions.

Adjusting to cathing can be tough, with a range of practical, physical and emotional challenges. You don’t have to figure it out alone.

Speak with a member of the me+™ support team today.

Call 1-800-422-8811 (M-F, 8:30 AM-7:00 PM ET).

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