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Intermittent Catheters - Which One Do You Use?




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Poll: Intermittent Catheters whats yours? (27 member(s) have cast votes)

Which Brand / Type do you use ?

  1. Coloplast - Speedicath (8 votes [25.81%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 25.81%

  2. Coloplast - Speedicath Complete (1 votes [3.23%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 3.23%

  3. Coloplast - Speedicath Compact (6 votes [19.35%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 19.35%

  4. Coloplast Speedicath Compact (plus) (1 votes [3.23%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 3.23%

  5. Astra - LoFric SIC (2 votes [6.45%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 6.45%

  6. Astra - LoFric Primo (3 votes [9.68%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 9.68%

  7. Astra - LoFric Hydro Kit (4 votes [12.90%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 12.90%

  8. Hollister - Advance (1 votes [3.23%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 3.23%

  9. Hollister - Advance Kit (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  10. Manfred Sauer - iQ Cath (2 votes [6.45%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 6.45%

  11. Manfred Sauer - iQ Cath+ (1 votes [3.23%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 3.23%

  12. Rochester - Hydrosyl (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  13. Kennel Dover Rob-nel (2 votes [6.45%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 6.45%

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#1 Edinburgh Colin

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 04:07 AM

I've been trying various samples of Intermittent  Catheters available to see what could be the best or possible change for me and though I'd do a wee (sorry, Scottish slang, not a pun) poll to see what you the viewer uses?

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.
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#2 RaginTurtleHead

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 04:30 AM

Coloplast but IDK if it is any of the ones you mentioned above
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Posted 07 November 2010 - 04:50 AM

speedicath compact when I go out and a mixture at home such as unomedical and pennine, basically what ever works out cheapest if I'm buying or what my continence nurse can order through the hospital.

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 06:39 AM

we have different brands over here, bard is what i use the most, but there the disposable single bag caths.........

#5 Edinburgh Colin

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Posted 12 November 2010 - 09:18 AM

a wee bump. come on folks takes 10 seconds
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#6 Edinburgh Colin

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Posted 23 December 2011 - 07:17 AM

Bumping this thread as it's been a while and we have a few new members and I'd like to see if they have any comments.
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Posted 24 December 2011 - 08:50 PM

I don't use the self-lubricated ones as they're too slick for my grip, but I use Coloplast IC's. Also, I use the sheath as a funnel directly into the toilet, so I don't have to worry about catching it into a bag or urinal. No muss, no fuss. (Except for gelling the tip, of course).
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Posted 03 January 2012 - 07:15 PM

I use onimedical CH16 53cm, have done for 25 years. Add ky for lubricatuion (I don't need them to be quite this long!). Does it make a big difference what you use?

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 11:47 PM

ASTRA Lofric hydrokit.
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Posted 05 January 2012 - 01:00 PM

Lofric Hydro Kit. Attached bag is so handy.
Coloplast indwelling caths for sport and travel.

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 07:55 PM

apogee is pretty good ones too, i think, but they started sending me Cure cath systems, which are about the same, i like them, and some of the proceedsgoes to a cure foundation......

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 03:48 PM

Coloplast, Self Cath Plus, hydrophilic. I have used many different but this one is not too stiff and is very slippery.
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Posted 18 January 2012 - 09:07 AM

Coloplast speedicath compact

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 03:36 PM

Coloplast speedicath compact

Hey Choc do you get those provided, no cost on your NHS prescription? Are you Greater Glasgow and Strathclyde NHS Region?.
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Posted 18 January 2012 - 06:06 PM

Appogee in the US, is most comfortable for me.


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.)

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 05:30 AM

I wasn't sure which one it was because it doesn't say. It is one of the 1st options. It's all in a bag, all sealed inside the bag. You push the hose out and it automatically lubricates it as the hose comes out of the bag and into the urethra. The urine goes up the hose and into the bag. And then when you're done you push the hose back into the bag. The and then there is a valve on the bag to empty it. Oh yeah and the bag is packaged in another package that contains wipes to sanitize and clean area and gloves. Your hands never come in contact with anything.
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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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Posted 06 July 2013 - 09:45 PM

Hello. I am pretty new at this (DOI: May 25 2013). The only catheters I known sofar are the WellsPect CH16/40 cm CH 16 (REF 9016 Nelaton). Sadly, it looks like they are mostly sold in Europe and that I need to find an equivalnet sold in the US. I've been told that the "modern" way to go is the Intermitent catheter so, whatever replacemnt I find will be, hopefully, of that type. I'd appreciate any advice you may offer. Thank you. Walo



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Posted 09 July 2013 - 06:55 AM

Paralogic, I was using coloplast but I get the paralogic catheters for 50 cents a cath compared to 90 cents
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Posted 24 August 2013 - 06:08 AM

Coloplast Self-cath straight tip Female.


I have tried lots of samples, and my favorite are straight tip caths by Cure Medical

MTG Cath-Lean are convenient

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 09:58 PM

I'm looking to get rid of my SPC and move to intermittent cathing, and I was hoping to get some suggestions or anecdotes. I don't use a wheelchair at all so I'm going to be standing up while cathing, ideally just into the toilet. Does anyone else do this? And if so, what type of catheter has worked best for you?



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Posted 25 August 2013 - 03:27 AM

I use the straight tip Cure catheter. I too stand and go directly into the toilet. Don't use the ones that are folded in the package. These are tough to use. The straight ones are much easier to insert.


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