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A 24-year-old female asked:

can i buy a bladder catheter and set it up myself? or another way to cleanly collect my urine without going to the hospital or using a bucket / cup?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Why ?: What do you plan to do with the pee. Your physician /pcp can provide you with these materials if they are needed & part of an ongoing evaluation or treatment. Otherwise the catheters are regulated medical devices in most states & require a prescription for sale by a medical supply house.

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