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Suprapubic Catheter

Suprapubic Catheter

A catheter is a thin tube which is used to drain urine from the bladder. Catheters are used by people who cannot empty their bladder properly

A suprapubic catheter is a hollow flexible tube that is used to drain urine from the bladder. It is inserted into the bladder through a cut in the tummy, a few inches below the navel (tummy button). This is done under a local anaesthetic, or a light general anaesthetic.