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Can I wash and reuse my catheters or not?
8 doctors weighed in

Dr. Jared Fialkow
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
5 doctors agree
In brief: Catheters
It is not recommended as it is unlikely to get them completely sterile and that can result in urinary tract infections and other complications.

In brief: Catheters
It is not recommended as it is unlikely to get them completely sterile and that can result in urinary tract infections and other complications.
Dr. Jared Fialkow
Dr. Jared Fialkow
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Dr. James Krick
Urology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: CIC
Many people who manage their bladders by clean intermittent catheterization re-use there straight catheters many times.
If the catheter is cleaned with antibacterial soap and rinsed thoroughly before and after catheterization and kept in a clean zip lock bag, there should be no problem with re-using straight catheters.

In brief: CIC
Many people who manage their bladders by clean intermittent catheterization re-use there straight catheters many times.
If the catheter is cleaned with antibacterial soap and rinsed thoroughly before and after catheterization and kept in a clean zip lock bag, there should be no problem with re-using straight catheters.
Dr. James Krick
Dr. James Krick
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