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Male Catheters
Male Catheters
Urinary catheters are used for a wide variety of indications including to relieve urinary retention, measure urine output and collect urine samples. Male catheterisation can be more difficult and higher risk than female catheterisation due to the length and course of the male urethra.

Contraindications for Catheterisation



  • Urethral trauma - e.g. due to pelvic fracture
  • Urethral stricture
  • Recent urologic surgery (men) - discuss with a urologist first
Last updated on January 1st, 2018