Proud to catheterise

Posted by Gosia Kowalewska, June 26 2020

After being told in her 30s that she would need to catheterise for the rest of her life, Serena Green felt humiliated. Now she is proud to catheterise but her journey to acceptance in the years following involved friends, family and healthcare professionals.

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Topics: Catheterisation, Women's Health, Bladder Management, ISC, Self-catheterisation, Urology

How do I bring up my bladder problems with my GP?

Posted by Gosia Kowalewska, April 30 2020

Urinary incontinence is often women’s little secret. Despite it being a common issue, it can feel difficult to discuss even with healthcare professionals. This article suggests the kind of information you can give to help your GP to understand the issue. 

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Topics: Women's Health, Bladder Management, ISC, Incontinence, LUTS, Self-catheterisation

Teaching Women ISC: Nurses' Perspective

Posted by Bev Collins, February 19 2020

For many women, Intermittent Self Catheterisation (ISC) is a simple and effective solution to managing their bladder problems. However, obstacles can arise when teaching and learning that can impact long-term adherence to the therapy.

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Topics: Women's Health, Bladder Management, ISC

Ladies’ little secret

Posted by Gosia Kowalewska, February 6 2020

Life with bladder problems, especially for women is NOT an easy journey. There is a social stigma surrounding this subject which prevents women from talking about it, let alone asking for help.

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Topics: Women's Health, Bladder Management

I've been told I need to self-catheterise. What happens now?

Posted by Gosia Kowalewska, January 13 2020

Intermittent self catheterisation can be the solution for many Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS) in women, but it can still be a shock to be told that you will need to catheterise.

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Topics: Women's Health, Bladder Management, Self-catheterisation