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What Are External Catheters?

The external catheter is an option for those seeking a means to help with incontinence, but do not wish to use an internal catheter. External catheters are also known as Texas Catheters and Condom Catheters because of their larger size and resemblance to a condom.

Like condoms, external catheters are made of either silicon or latex and are worn around the penis, but have a tube that the end which allows for urinary drainage to occur.

Because the condom catheter wraps around the penis, it needs to be fitted properly so that urine doesn’t drain incorrectly and sit in the condom. If this were to happen it could cause irritation and possibly an infection on the penis.

Condom catheters need to be fitted properly by sizing the penis and also by using an adhesive which is either built into the condom catheter or it can either be applied separately.

The condom catheter usually drains to a drainage bag which is wrapped around the inner thigh of the wearer. It’s discreet, easy to hide and convenient for daily wear.

If you’re looking for a more discrete and less invasive option or catheter usage, the condom catheter may be just what you’re looking for. Aeroflow Healthcare offers a wide array of catheter options for you to choose from and we can help you get the right catheter through your insurance for little to no out of pocket cost.

Please don’t hesitate to give us a call. Our highly trained staff will help explain your options, explain your insurance coverage, and help acquire any doctor’s notes so that you can get the best possible catheter to fit your needs. You can call us toll-free at (888) 345-1780, or you can fill out our Qualify Through Insurance form which will help us determine your insurance plans catheter coverage. We look forward to assisting you with your needs!

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