Patients Guide to a Voiding Trial
The reason for your visit today is to take out the urinary catheter and make sure
you are able to go to the bathroom by yourself.
ξ None needed for this appointment
Steps for today’s procedure:
● You will be taken into a bathroom or exam room.
● The urinary drainage bag will be removed from your catheter.
● Fluid will be placed into your bladder through the catheter.
Once you feel a strong urge to void, the catheter will be taken out after letting
the fluid out of the balloon that is holding the catheter in place. You will be asked
to void into a cup to measure the amount emptied. You will have an appointment
with your Urologist, Nurse Practitioner, or Physician's Assistant after your voiding
Call Your Doctor or Nurse if You Have Questions
UW Urology Clinic phone number: (608) 263-4757
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have any questions. If this information was not given to you as part of your care, please check with your doctor. This
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