Is it normal to have urinary tract infections? Should I be worried that I have episodes of leakage in between performing Intermittent Self Catheterisation (ISC)? Is it normal that I’m draining more urine than I used to? The My Continence Check will help you identify these issues, and help you recognise when to seek help
Living with ISC is not always straightforward. While many people fit ISC into their daily routines, there will be times when you may develop issues that get in the way of living life the way you want. It isn’t always easy to know if you need help to solve the problem from your GP or Specialist Nurse or if you can resolve the issue yourself.
The My Continence Check is your way of checking for some of the common issues associated with your ISC routine. It can also be a good way to recognise how well you have adapted to a life with ISC.You will be asked to honestly check how many times a day you are carrying out your routine compared to your nurses initial suggestion, you can assess for signs of Urinary tract infections and changes in volume of urine drained. Where you identify issues then it should act as a prompt that you should go and seek help.These issues can often be resolved by getting yourself back into a good routine, but may need a review by your GP or Specialist Nurse.
Our Coloplast Care team are experienced in helping people solve issues with their ISC. They follow guidelines that have been developed by urology nurses from all around Australia and New Zealand, and can advise you on your routine, as well as how to get the most from your products. They are supported by our Clinical Nursing Team and are trained to give routine advice and recognise the signs that you may need to go back and see your Specialist Nurse.
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