Indwelling catheters are also known as Foley catheters, they are narrow, flexible hollow tubes that are introduced into the bladder via the urethra or through the abdomen to drain the urine. These can be made up of Latex, Silicone or Silver coated.
A balloon is at the end of the catheter, and is inflated to prevent the tube from falling out. Catheters should also be secured using a catheter strap to the abdomen or upper thigh.
Some of the catheters can last up to 12 weeks. We recommend that the indwelling catheter gets change every 6- 8 weeks to prevent blockages occurring.