Can I go swimming with a catheter?

Are you a catheter user that loves swimming and is wondering whether you can continue doing your favourite hobby?

Being a catheter user doesn’t mean you have to stop enjoying your favourite activities, and that’s why we have written a series of blog to help catheter users in their daily lives.

You can in fact go swimming with either a urethral or suprapubic catheter. Remember in the case of a suprapubic catheter a small incision will have been made, so swimming should be kept until at least a few days after the operation.

Make sure the skin around the catheter site has fully healed and shows no signs of infection before getting in the water.

As always, make sure you get the opinion of a healthcare professional before undertaking physical activities.

We hope this blog helped you to make a well informed decision. Thanks for reading!

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