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    Planning to switch to condom catheters

    I am interested in trying out condom catheters again. I tried them before, however I had trouble using them.
    Which condom catheter do you recommend, what is the best adhesion promoter, how well do they stay on because I am very active, and perfom a lot of transfers to and from my wheelchair, so I worry the catheter will come off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wheeler View Post
    I am interested in trying out condom catheters again. I tried them before, however I had trouble using them.
    Which condom catheter do you recommend, what is the best adhesion promoter, how well do they stay on because I am very active, and perfom a lot of transfers to and from my wheelchair, so I worry the catheter will come off.
    I use Freedom Catheters. Just make sure and use Skin Prep and it should stay on.

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    I use Rochester (now Bard) Wide Band. Careful with the skin prep with these as they can be difficult to get off.

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    Thanks for your recommendations Patton57 and Sit-N-Fly.

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    I use one with an external foam strip. Its a soft grey foam, not a stiff cream color. I add a piece of athletic tape gently around the foam to keep it secure. I've tried the velcro strap, but it didn't work either. Now they are made by Covidien, but have changed names over the years. I've tried all the glue on ones and never found anything that would stay on. I've been given every excuse why not: You have too acid urine, you move too much, etc, etc.

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    If you haven't had a urodynamics study in a while, you may want to consider having one done to make sure you can manage your bladder with external catheters.

    That said, I have read about the Men's Liberty Acute condom catheter. See videos at these links: http://www.bioderminc.com/mens-liber...rnal-catheter/
    https://www.mensliberty.com/our-solution/how-to-use/

    From New Mobility magazine http://www.newmobility.com/2008/10/f...ng-the-system/
    Liberty is unique in that it attaches to the head of the penis only, which makes it more discrete, and more importantly it won’t roll or peel off like condom catheters can. In addition, it has a short, relatively stiff neck (the area that the drainage tube fits into) which eliminates the possibility of the neck “kinking” and resulting in “blow-out.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by gjnl View Post
    If you haven't had a urodynamics study in a while, you may want to consider having one done to make sure you can manage your bladder with external catheters.

    That said, I have read about the Men's Liberty Acute condom catheter. See videos at these links: http://www.bioderminc.com/mens-liber...rnal-catheter/
    https://www.mensliberty.com/our-solution/how-to-use/

    From New Mobility magazine http://www.newmobility.com/2008/10/f...ng-the-system/
    Liberty is unique in that it attaches to the head of the penis only, which makes it more discrete, and more importantly it won’t roll or peel off like condom catheters can. In addition, it has a short, relatively stiff neck (the area that the drainage tube fits into) which eliminates the possibility of the neck “kinking” and resulting in “blow-out.”
    sorry but these are not good at all

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    Quote Originally Posted by air ohs View Post
    sorry but these are not good at all
    Good to know. They had a pretty complimentary write up in New Mobility Magazine.

    Assume you have used them. What were the problems with them?

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    I use Spirit condom catheters (sytle 3) with 3M Cavilon barrier film for 12 hours at a time with no problems.

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    Years ago I used Smith & Nephew skin bond until they changed it to a latex free formula. It turned out to be useless. I had found this adhesive worked best.

    https://www.shopcatheters.com/p-uroc...am-strips.html
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