Inside the UTI bubble

If you use a catheter there’s a good chance that you are vulnerable to urinary tract infections (UTIs). UTIs can be difficult to talk about to loved ones as well as your healthcare provider. Not only can UTIs be painful and disruptive, but their impact can also be difficult to explain. Sometimes it can feel like you are in a bubble.

UTI risk factors

Understanding the factors that can raise your risk of contracting a urinary tract infection is essential. It can help you take measures to avoid UTIs. And help you explain your concerns clearly to your nurse or doctor. Because talking about UTIs and feeling understood could be your first step to leaving your UTI bubble behind.

The importance of emptying your bladder completely every time you catheterise.

If the bladder is not emptied completely, it can raise your risk of getting a UTI.

Less friction, less risk of UTIs*

When there is less friction, there’s less risk of harming your urethra*, and so less worry about UTIs*.

The catheter coating plays a key role in the protection of the urethra from complications and UTIs.

Unfortunately, not all hydrophilic coatings are the same.

All SpeediCath® catheters come with the unique Triple Action Coating Technology™, which reduces the risk of UTI’s*1 and ensures SpeediCath® catheters are smooth and stay smooth during insertion and withdrawal.

For a reduced risk of UTI*, look for less friction and discover our range of catheters today.

*Compared to uncoated catheters

  1. Rognoni C, Tarricone R. Intermittent catheterisation with hydrophilic and non-hydrophilic urinary catheters: systematic literature review and meta-analyses. BMC Urol. 2017 Jan 10;17(1):4. doi: 10.1186/s12894-016-0191-1. PMID: 28073354; PMCID: PMC5225586.


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