Intermittent Catheters - Which One Do You Use?
Posted 07 November 2010 - 04:07 AM
You can vote for more than one as some are good for home and others better for outside.
If you use something not mentioned then post the name.
This is just for us and before you ask, no I'm not going to give you £25 or US$25 sorry.
Posted 24 December 2011 - 08:50 PM
Posted 18 January 2012 - 06:06 PM
When i can get them from Taiwan:
Cliny Self Catheterization Set
I vastly prefer Cliny for comfort. They are for 6 month use.
What I hate are round toilets as they do not offer enough room in front for the female to self cath (at least us ho also pee.)
Posted 02 April 2012 - 05:30 AM
Posted 18 January 2013 - 12:34 AM
I voted for Coloplast Speedicath, although I am not sure that is the correct name for what I use. I use a Coloplast Self-Cath straight tip without connector female urinary catheter (reading off the box). I use it while on the toiet 4-6 times a day. In combination with the drug Ditropan, it makes urination the least troublesome aspect by far of my SCI.
In rehab, I was taught to catheterize in bed with a floppy, long red rubber catheter and a kit including Betadine swabs, gloves, etc., using a mirror. Very time consuming, very difficult (leg spasms, trying to prop a mirror to see what I was doing, spasms knocking over the urine container, etc etc., and I was still incontinent because my bladder held only 50 cc. After a year of a Foley, I had a bladder augmentation procedure and started using the female catheters on the toilet. Big improvement in quality of life. I do need Ditropan XL. It does not completely eliminate incontinence, but reduces it to a few times a month. Without it I would need diapers.
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