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A 24-year-old member asked:

Do they usually shave women before they insert a urinary catheter?

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Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Nephrology and Dialysis 10 years experience
No need: There is no need to shave before inserting catheter.
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A 32-year-old member asked:

How is a urinary catheter actually inserted?

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Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Through urethra: Genital area and tip of urethra is disinfected and urethral tract anesthetized by Lidocaine or another local anesthetic. Urinary catheter is than slowly advanced in urethra till in enters the bladder.
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