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What is a suprapubic urinary catheter?

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Your doctor puts this type into your bladder through a cut in your belly, a little below your belly button. It’s typically more comfortable than an indwelling catheter and isn’t as likely to give you an infection.

From: What Are the Types of Catheters? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms: “Catheter,” “Peripheral venous catheter.”

Canadian Family Physician: “Venous access.”

American Thoracic Society Patient Information Center: “Central Venous Catheter.”

American Cancer Society: “Central Venous Catheters.”

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Patient Education: “Tunneled Central Venous Catheter (CVC) Placement.”

Mayo Clinic: “Peripherally-Inserted Central Catheter.”

NHS Choices: “Urinary catheter.”

Healthtalk.org: “Condom catheter.”

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society : “Urinary Catheters: What Type Do Men and Their Nurses Prefer?”

Bladder & Bowel Community: “Suprapubic Catheter.”

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on February 12, 2018

SOURCES:

NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms: “Catheter,” “Peripheral venous catheter.”

Canadian Family Physician: “Venous access.”

American Thoracic Society Patient Information Center: “Central Venous Catheter.”

American Cancer Society: “Central Venous Catheters.”

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Patient Education: “Tunneled Central Venous Catheter (CVC) Placement.”

Mayo Clinic: “Peripherally-Inserted Central Catheter.”

NHS Choices: “Urinary catheter.”

Healthtalk.org: “Condom catheter.”

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society : “Urinary Catheters: What Type Do Men and Their Nurses Prefer?”

Bladder & Bowel Community: “Suprapubic Catheter.”

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on February 12, 2018

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