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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.

Traumatic IDC Insertion



    • Clinical Features

    • Haematuria
    • Urinary retention due to clots
    • Causes of Traumatic IDC Insertion

    • Damage to the urethral mucosa
    • Urethral perforation (false passage creation)
    • Prevention

    • Adequate lubrication
    • Careful insertion - don’t push too hard against resistance
Last updated on January 1st, 2018