As a registered nurse in the long term care space, I have seen a lot of patients with incontinence. Men have a harder time discussing the issue. I am hopeful to spread the word and continue conversations around male incontinence. One product not often mentioned is an external catheter. It adheres to the anatomy to keep my patients dry. They can wear one unit all day and they can use their insurance to cover it. Hope this story and little bit of knowledge helps others continue the discussion.
Please can you tell me more about this option?
I have just posted a question re a long term Catheter possibility. My father has been told catheters will potentially cause infection and the risk is too high for him to have one permanently. Since he has had the catheter removed he has gone from being positive and happy to rapid decline. He is so depressed he says life is not worth living. He is a big personality and this situation has totally diminished him.
I am so sorry to hear about the troubles you are facing. One product to ask your doctor about would be Men's Liberty. If your father has experienced issues in the past with condom catheters, Men's Liberty might be something to try. It uses a medical grade adhesive to stay put and directs the urine to a pouch. It is also covered by insurance. I hope your father finds a solution that helps him feel more confident.
Hi, have you considered using an external catheter attach to a uring bag strapped at your leg?
I changed to using a sheath catheter about 12 months ago . Initially I strapped the bag to the leg but quickly found a small fabric covered sports it one bag that fits in my pocket connected easily through my undies and trouser pocket . It was important in the beginning getting the correct sheath size .. the companies provide all the sample free . It takes me about 2 mins in a morning to set up . Very discrete and doesn’t restrict any time of clothing or look you want to achieve . I have never had one leak blow back or problem Without a doubt it is the best thing I have done in terms of managing my IC and can honestly say I changed my life
I have been using a sheath catheter for over a year . Changing from diapers etc to the sheath is the best thing I have done . It changed my life for the better Happy to answer any questions etc if it helps you in your work