Types of Catheters Delivered by MediSuite
MediSuite takes an approach to patient-care that encompasses all facets of quality men’s health. Not only does our product offering include effective erectile dysfunction medications (sildenafil) and incontinence medications, but catheters as well. We offer the following types of catheters with the added bonus of convenient home delivery:
- External catheters
- Straight catheters
- Hydrophilic catheters
- Coude catheters
- Foley catheters
External catheters are useful devices for men who experience urinary incontinence. They are typically latex or silicone and somewhat resemble a condom. External catheters are flexible and can be quickly and painlessly rolled onto the penis. They are an additional layer of protection for men and can be worn for anywhere from 12 to 72 hours.
A tube-shaped device inserted through a patient’s urethra and into the bladder. Straight catheters are used to remove urine from a patient’s bladder when they are having difficulty urinating on their own. They are made of soft rubber and flexible to the touch. Straight catheters are intended for temporary use and should not be used in place of Foley catheters, which can stay in the body for days at a time.
Hydrophilic catheters are the types of catheters preferred by those who experience pain during the insertion of regular catheters. They are pre-lubricated and designed to be painlessly inserted and removed. Hydrophilic catheters are manufactured with a layer of coating that binds water to its surface, thereby remaining fully lubricated over the entire length of the device.
A coude catheter has a slightly angled tip, designed to assist patients who have difficulty inserting the various types of catheters with straight tips. They are most commonly used by men suffering from an enlarged prostate or urinary blockage. They come in a variety of models, including pre-lubricated, non-lubricated, and more.
Foley catheters are designed specifically to be left in place for an extended period of time. For this reason, they can also be called “indwelling catheters.” They are held in place with a sterile water-filled balloon at the end and drain urine from the patient’s bladder into a removable bag which can be emptied when full. Foley catheters are typically used after surgery or for patients who are critically ill.
When you are ready to have your catheter order filled by MediSuite, or for any questions concerning sildenafil or any of our other great products, contact us by calling (919) 200-6952 or toll-free at 1(800) 601-0691. You can also fill out a brief contact form to get in touch with MediSuite today.