How Does Catheterization for Women Work?

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Whether you’re having surgery, undergoing tests or have other medical needs involving your bladder, your doctor may need to insert a catheter to assist in your diagnosis or treatment processes. A catheter is a device that’s inserted into your bladder to drain urine out of your body so it can then be collected for testing or disposed of. If you or a loved one need to undergo catheterization, learning more about what’s involved, along with some other important information related to catheterization for women, can help you feel more confident about and better prepared for the procedure.