The importance of emptying your bladder completely every time you catheterise

If the bladder is not emptied completely, it can raise your risk of getting a UTI.

When catheterising, you may experience the urine flow stops. This can happen even though your bladder is not completely empty.

If urine is left in the bladder after catheterisation, bacteria in the urine and bladder may quickly multiply and could eventually cause a UTI. 

Repositioning your catheter until the bladder is completely empty is important to help reduce your risk of UTIs. 

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