External Catheters


Male External Catheter is a flexible sheath worn on the penis to treat urinary incontinence in men. It is rolled over the penis just like a condom and is also called male condom catheter. The external catheter is connected via tubing to a urinary drainage bag which could be a bedside bag or a leg bag. This type of catheter is preferred by those who do not want to use a catheter that is inserted inside the bladder. Shop Catheters provide an exhaustive supply of external catheters and all of them from top manufacturers like Coloplast, Rochester Medical, Urocare, Hollister and Covidien. There are self-adhesive as well as non-adhesive catheters which can be secured with a tape. You can also choose from latex and latex-free external condom catheters. All our products are safe, skin-friendly and reliable, and can be bought at attractive discounts.

Non-Adhesive Male External Catheters

Non-Adhesive External Catheters do not have their own adhesive. They are affixed to skin with the help of skin adhesive, adhesive strips and catheter straps. Skin adhesive is put on the penis before wearing the catheter and then the catheter is rolled on to provide a firm grip. Adhesive strip is wrapped over the penis and then the catheter is put on to secure it in place. External catheter straps do not have adhesive but hook loop closure to securely hold the catheter in place.

Self-Adhesive Male External Catheters

Self-Adhesive External Catheters have an adhesive film that helps in securing the catheter over penis. Their ease of use make them well suited for self-catheterization. Self-adhesive catheters are just required to be rolled on. They do not need any skin adhesive or adhesive strips to hold them in place. Their secure adhesive increases the wear time and minimizes the chances of dislodgements.

Male Urinal Systems

Male Urinal Systems are designed especially to fit the male anatomy. They help people with limited mobility in independent toileting. These systems include a urinal, a urinary drainage bag and a tubing. Urinal helps in draining urine via tubing into the urine bag. The urine bag features a drainage valve for quick emptying and an anti-reflux valve to prevent the urine from coming out.

When to use condom catheter?

Male External catheters are designed for men whose bladders are able to drain urine but who have trouble controlling when it’s released. Condom Catheter is used in some of these conditions:

  • Incontinence: Urinary Incontinence happens when you no longer have control over your bladder and can’t prevent urine from leaking out of your urethra.
  • Overactive bladder: An Overactive bladder causes sudden urges to urinate that you can’t control.
  • Dementia: Urinary Incontinence may develop in the later stages of dementia.
  • Mobility issues: When some injuries or conditions make it difficult to get to the bathroom on time or at all.

How does a condom catheter work?

This simple device is an external catheter, which means it is easy to slip on and off. It is unrolled or slipped over the penis and secured in place by adhesive or other means of clamping. The tip contains a hose that directs the urine and allows it to be easily collected into a bag attached to a bed or wheelchair or worn discreetly on the leg.

Advantages of a condom catheter

There are many ways in which this type of catheterization beats other methods. Internal catheters can be difficult and even painful to insert, especially for a home health worker. The risk for infection is also greater with a traditional indwelling catheter, too. Bacterial growth on plastic is a risk, but the use of a condom catheter can cut down on this risk. It is easy to change the catheter daily or every other day. This keeps the chance for infection down. The skin and urethral opening do not become irritated and as open to infection either.

External Catheter Accessories

External Catheter Accessories assist men in easily attaching and removing the catheter. They increase the wear time of the catheters, reduce the chances of accidental falls and provide a comfortable fit. These accessories include products like adhesive strips, skin adhesive, catheter straps and adhesive remover. 

Where to buy external catheter online?

Shop Catheters offers a wide variety of male external catheters and accessories from top-selling manufacturers like Urocare, Coloplast, Bard,and many more.

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