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Urinary Catheter – What is it?
A urinary catheter is a thin, flexible plastic tube your doctor may place in your bladder to drain urine. The urine from your bladder collects in a plastic bag, which can then be used for laboratory tests to look for infections, muscle breakdown, electrolyte levels and kidney function.
Urinary catheters come in different types, sizes and materials and your doctor is in a good position to recommend best catheter supplies.
What is a Foley Catheter?
A Foley catheter is a tube that is put through your urinary opening into your bladder to drain urine. It is also known as indwelling catheter or bladder catheter. Foley catheters are made of soft rubber and have an inflated balloon at the tip. When catheter needs to be removed, your healthcare provider may deflate the balloon.
The catheter is inserted through your urethra (the opening through which your bladder empties urine to the outside of your body) into the bladder. To keep the catheter in place, your doctor may secure the tube to your upper thigh or lower abdomen. When used by women, Foley catheters are secured to the thigh.
A Foley catheter can stay inside your bladder for days or weeks and your doctor will tell you how long you need to use it.