Here are some reasons why a clinician may decide that a catheter valve is not right for you:
- You’re unable to operate the valve lever
- You’re unable to remember to operate the valve
- You have limited bladder capacity
- You have reduced bladder sensation
- You are renally impaired or have ureteric reflux
- You have an overactive bladder
A catheter valve is used as an alternative to a urine drainage bag. However, unlike bags, it allows you to maintain the normal function of your bladder by allowing it to fill and drain intermittently.
Using a catheter valve may also help reduce your risk of catheter-related infections, catheter blockage and other catheter-related traumas.