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Home > Be Healthy > Health Library > Catheters for Urinary Incontinence in Men
Catheters used to manage urinary incontinence include:
Catheterization may cause some discomfort during the procedure. A condom or Texas catheter does not cause much discomfort, because it is not inserted into the urethra, but indwelling catheters may cause some discomfort while in place.
Catheters can be used to treat severe incontinence that cannot be managed with medicines or surgery.
Catheters do not cure incontinence but rather allow you or a caregiver to manage incontinence.
These devices are effective. But some men find catheters uncomfortable or painful and stop using them.
Using a catheter increases your risk for:
The use of catheters can be under your control and can be designed to fit into your lifestyle.
Current as ofMarch 20, 2018
Author: Healthwise StaffMedical Review: E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal MedicineAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineElizabeth T. Russo, MD - Internal Medicine
Current as of:
March 20, 2018
Medical Review:E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Elizabeth T. Russo, MD - Internal Medicine
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