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Types of Urinary Catheters

At FreedoMed, we understand the importance of a quality selection of urinary catheters. We believe you should be able to choose the product that works best for you, and that's why we carry a wide selection of urinary catheters for you to choose from.

There are several different types of urinary catheters used to manage urinary incontinence for both males and females: single-use, intermittent catheters, indwelling (Foley) catheters and external (condom) catheters. Learn more about these types of urinary catheters for men and women by clicking the links below.

About Urinary Catheters

Urinary catheters come in a variety of sizes. They are commonly measured according to the French catheter scale or "French units" (Fr), which measures the outside diameter of needles, catheters and other cylindrical medical instruments. 1 Fr is equivalent to 0.33 mm, or 1/77" of diameter. Catheters are typically available in lengths from 8 Fr to 26 Fr, or 2.7 mm to 8.7 mm.

Our Urinary Catheters

We carry a wide range of urinary catheters and catheter supplies, including intermittent catheters, indwelling (Foley) catheters and external (condom) catheters. Our quality selection means you'll get the best catheter for your individual needs and your lifestyle – and you can even have it all delivered right to your door!

Intermittent Catheters

Intermittent urinary catheters are disposable and should only be used once. They are frequently recommended for people with urinary incontinence. These urinary catheters are put inside the body through the urethra and can help to fully drain the bladder. Intermittent urinary catheters come with Coude or straight tips, the former having a small bend at the tip.

External Catheters

External urinary catheters are used outside the body. For men, an external urinary catheter is similar to wearing a condom and for women it is like a pouch. The only part of these urinary catheters that needs to be replaced is what comes in contact with the body, so this is an economical option for many people.

Indwelling Catheters

Indwelling urinary catheters (also called Foley catheters) are a bit different from external and intermittent. Rather than being used for a short time, they are generally in place for longer periods and are usually inserted by a doctor. Another type of indwelling catheter is the suprapubic catheter, which is connected to the bladder through the abdomen. These urinary catheters are inserted during a surgical procedure.

Urinary Catheters from FreedoMed

Did you know you can get all the urinary catheters you need for free? Contact us today to find out if you are eligible for Medicare to pay for your urinary catheters. If you are qualified, you can get your catheter supplies at little to no cost! And when you get your catheter supplies from FeedoMed, you can choose from our great selection of catheters and urological products, ensuring you'll have what's most comfortable for you and best meets you needs. Complete our form or call us today to find out if you're eligible for free urinary catheters!

*Co-payments, deductibles and some restrictions apply.