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Continence Advice for Women

Specific advice for women living with continence issues.

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Intermittent Self Dilatation (ISD)

A urethral stricture is a narrowing of a section of the urethra, which carries urine from the bladder to the outside of the body. To keep the urethral passage open and aid the flow of urine, a urethral catheter needs to be used to widen this section (facilitating dilatation).

Intermittent Self Catheterisation (ISC)

Intermittent Self Catheterisation (ISC) is the passing of a catheter through the urethra and into the bladder to drain urine. ISC might need to be performed as the bladder may have lost the ability to empty properly. This could be permanent or temporary.