Catheters can be used to alleviate bladder pressure. Galen catheters (xiv.718) are the Roman name for ancient catheters. This is after Galen, an important Roman scientist. Catheterization promotes the use of bigger bladders. The defective bladders prevent the release of urine by causing them to not contract. Doctors placed the S-shaped tool in the urethra. The thread was then soaked in urine and inserted. Once the procedure is complete, clinicians will remove any device that aids in urination. In males, the catheter is placed at the base the penis. It is then pushed toward the umbilicus. The catheter will then be pushed into the umbilicus. This allows the yarn to be removed and the siphon-like collection of urine is possible.
Bronze, which is a delicate metal and the majority of Roman and Greek catheters, was used. The records that were found suggest that S-shaped catheters weren’t very long and were tightly coiled. Güner et al. (2018) hypothesize that female catheters averaged 0.98 meters in length, and are the same width as male catheters. There are also straight catheters. Similar to ancient doctors, there were also uncommon bone catheters. These were straight catheters measuring at least 124mm long. These catheters may have been used by female patients. This antic catheter is physically similar to existing models in its construction. Both the ends and sides have push-forward openings.
From ancient Greek and Roman lands, many urinary catheters could be found. One part of the literature recovered from the Roman Empire shows that catheters are the common norm in this region (approximately twenty-five BC to fifty year AD). The records show that catheterization was common in elderly people and those with persistent pee. The original catheters used metal tubes, which had a length and a diameter that could be adjusted according to the rules of thumb. To accommodate every body type and gender, the ergonomic dimensions of these catheters could be adjusted to suit different sizes.