Also known as Foley catheters, indwelling catheters are inserted into the bladder through the urethra, allowing urine to empty into a drainage leg bag. They are typically changed at a healthcare facility. Common reasons individuals need indwelling catheters include urinary retention, physical or mental disabilities, injuries, urinary incontinence, and surgeries.
Closed System Catheters
Closed system catheters are sterilized catheters that come with a collection bag and introducer tip. The tips are made of silicone and slide into the urethra, helping to prevent urinary tract infections (UTIs). The collection bag that comes with closed catheters makes them easy to use discreetly.
Disposable urinary catheters are designed to allow for self-catheterization. They are a compact and discreet way to cath and empty the bladder for individuals that experience bladder retention. Intermittent catheters consist of thin, flexible tubes that can be inserted into the urethra to empty the bladder directly into a toilet or receptacle.
Coudé Tip Catheters
Coudé tip catheters are catheters with curved tips. Coudé catheters are also called the Tiemann tip and olive tip catheters. These types of catheters of coudé tip catheters allow for easy insertion and can get past tight spots, or blockages. They are also good for users with enlarged prostates.
Straight Tip Catheters
Straight tip catheters have straight tips that have holes that allow urine to drain directly into the toilet, so there’s no need for a urinary drainage bag. Straight tip catheters come pre-lubricated while others need to be manually lubricated prior to insertion.
Hydrophilic catheters come with sterile water lubrication instead of a gel. Hydrophilic catheters allow for easy catheter insertion.
Male external catheters are often referred to as male catheters or condom catheters. External catheters are for males and not made for female catheter users. This type of catheter is used to help manage urinary incontinence and does not require urethral catheter insertion. They are often made of silicone or latex and are rolled over the penis. The external catheter is then attached to a tube that drains urine into an external urinary bag.
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Aeroflow Urology works with top urological medical supply manufacturers to ensure industry-leading solutions and the best brands of catheter supplies available, including Bard, Cure, Hollister, Coloplast, Rusch, and more.
Check Your Eligibility
Catheters, catheter kits, and other urological supplies are covered by most insurance plans. Simply fill out our quick and easy qualification form to get started.
After filling out the form, one of our Continence Care Specialists will be in touch with you to send you free samples of products and discuss the different types of catheters to help you find the perfect fit.
From there, we’ll discreetly package and ship your products directly to you each month.
We'll also send you text or email reminders when it's time to refill your supply so you'll never be without a catheter again.