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How do I use a hydrophilic catheter?

The directions for how to use a hydrophilic catheter will depend on the brand and type of hydrophilic catheter.

Some hydrophilic catheters are ready to use as soon as you open the package, while others may require activation and a short waiting period (usually anywhere from 15 to 60 seconds). Once activated, a hydrophilic catheter offers comfort and convenience.

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