What is the role of intermittent catheterization for neurogenic bladder?

Updated: Dec 06, 2018
  • Author: Bradley C Gill, MD, MS; Chief Editor: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS  more...
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Intermittent catheterization is designed to simulate normal voiding. Usually, the average adult empties the bladder four to five times a day. Thus, catheterization should be done four to five times a day; however, individual catheterization schedules may vary, depending on the amount of fluid taken in during the day.


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