What are the different types of intermittent catheters?

There are three common types of intermittent catheters:

Your healthcare provider will help you select the intermittent catheter the best fits you or your child's needs.  Determining what type of intermittent catheter is best, will depend on several factors such as gender, age, weight or size, anatomy (urethra vs. catheterisable stoma), dexterity and limitations, wheelchair use, and latex allergies. The selection criteria will also takes into consideration the required catheter length, French size or diameter, type of tip (straight or coudé/Tiemann), composition (PVC, versus latex), and lubrication properties (gel versus hydrophylic).

Learn more about what is the right size catheter for you.

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