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What is an Ostomy?

You might have recently heard from your doctor that you need an ostomy. If you have, you likely have a lot of questions and concerns. Namely, what is an ostomy...

A Better Strategy for Treating Chronic Conditions

The entire patient journey, from receiving a critical diagnosis to learning how to reclaim normal life afterward is incredibly challenging. Unfortunately, the US healthcare system is not well-equipped to support...

Working with an Ostomy

The reality after an ostomy An ostomy (colostomy, urostomy, or ileostomy) is an operation where surgeons reroute your digestive or urinary tract through an opening in your abdomen. People with...

Foley Catheter 101

What is a Foley catheter?  Also known as indwelling catheters, Foley catheters are thin, sterile tubes inserted into the bladder to help drain urine. A small balloon at the tip...

What to Know About Removing A Catheter

What To Expect After Removing Catheter A device commonly used to empty a patient’s bladder before or after surgery, a urinary catheter can remain in a person’s body for any...

Catheter Pain: Do catheters hurt

What are urinary catheters? Regarding the question of catheter pain, the answer varies because it’s a different experience for everyone. For some, inserting a catheter might be painful or uncomfortable,...

Can you reuse a urinary catheter?

There are many different catheters in the medical world. Urinary catheters are thin, flexible tubes that drain urine from the bladder via the urethra or a surgically made hole on...

The Basics: closed system catheter

It can be difficult to adjust to life with a urinary catheter, especially when you’ve never had to use one before. Fortunately, many intermittent catheter systems offer convenience and comfort....

Getting to know your urethra

What is a urethra? Imagine a funnel with a wide cone at the top leading to a slim tube at the bottom. The tube’s purpose is to guide liquid from...

Adjusting to life with a catheter

As it can bring changes to your daily routine, using a urinary catheter might be a challenge, but being prepared can help you become comfortable as soon as possible. In...

What Is Ulcerative Colitis

Do you experience severe bowel urgency? Perhaps you also have recurring bloody stool and feel pain in your abdomen and rectum. If you have been experiencing these symptoms and they...

What is Diverticulitis Surgery?

Diverticulitis surgey is needed when you experience diverticultis, a gastrointestinal condition that causes small pouches or bulges in the lining of your intestine (diverticula) to swell or become infected. Diverticula...

How Do Catheters Work?

Having trouble urinating can be a serious problem, but a catheter might help you. A catheter a thin and hollow tube that can pass through your bladder to drain your...

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