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Thread: Catheter size help, forgot what size I use

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    Catheter size help, forgot what size I use

    I need to order some new interminent caths but don't remember what size I had. I know it was either 14f or 16f, is there anyway to tell or measure? Is one more common than the other? I can't find any packages or papers from previous orders.

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    14 fr is the mostcommon size for adults. 16 fr. is a little bit larger in diameter


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    Senior Member Broknwing's Avatar
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    check your individual caths themselves, they should say on the packages... Or are you completely out?
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    aren't they color coded? green=14fr
    cauda equina

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    Completly out. I think I will just go to a medical supply place and look at them to find out.

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    Your previous medical supplier may still have copies of your invoices, with your order details, including catheter size. I would call them and ask.

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    I've been told & I don't know whether its true or not that the 14 Fr. have the green end on them.

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    I am pretty sure 14 fr is the most common size. I would rather err on the smaller side (14 fr rather than 16). Worst that can happen is that you take a few seconds longer doing your thing.
    T6 complete (or so I think), SCI since September 21, 2003

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    Quote Originally Posted by canuck
    I've been told & I don't know whether its true or not that the 14 Fr. have the green end on them.
    14 fr mentor oneail, and th eothers i had all had the green end, i don't know if the other sizes have different colors end, i thought they were color coded, i have only seen green though
    cauda equina

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    i use the 20fr 's
    oh well

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