Stadium Pal Kit

The discrete portable restroom system for men

SKU: 7088-SPK

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$31.95

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$31.95

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A portable urinal that can be worn on the inner calf. Originally developed as a health care product for the incontinent by the home health care industry. The STADIUM PAL avails itself from high-tech research.  If you are looking for a smaller collection bag, you may want to try the Stadium Pal Mini.

Click here for extra Freedom Clear Male External Catheters to add to your kit.


The 7088 T-tap Leg Bag from Coloplast has been discontinued, and replaced with the new, improved 21027 for greater comfort and use. 

  • New Flocked Backing
  • New ergonomic design
  • Clear drainage valve to allow for visual Confirmation of open & close
  • Improved Non-PVC Bag: Clear, Softer, Quiet
  • Improved Straps: Wide 100% Latex-Free Velcro® straps
  • Improved Flutter Valve: Softer material, with new folding pattern to eliminate valve Crimps
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    The Stadium Pal kit is the ultimate portable urinal for men.  It is completely discrete and safe to wear for almost any occasion.  Since it’s popularity began in the late 90’s many people forget that it was originally developed to help men manage urinary incontinence.  For convenience or recovery from prostate surgery there is not an easier item to use that allows for complete freedom without worry about where the closest restroom is.


    Safer to use than in indwelling catheter, and more practical than an adult undergarment, it has opened the doors for so many men who used to be afraid to go out in public for fear of having an accident.  What makes it unique is the male external catheter.  Made of 100% Silicone it is a latex free material that is clear to see through so that skin can be inspected if necessary.  Male externals come in different sizes.  The measurement needed to determine the size is a girth measurement.  Using the “Sizing Guide”  helps to choose the best fit, and takes all the guessing out of which size is needed.  


     


    The STADIUM PAL consists of 4 simple components:


  • The Male External Catheter worn like a condom (7 ea.)

  • 18" (cut to fit) flexible hose with connector (1 ea.)

  • Latex free straps (2ea.),

  • Collection bag (1000 ml)with drain valve(1 ea.).

  • Not just for sporting events-Other users include


    Traveling, Flying, Hunting and Fishing, Aviators, Concerts, Physical Therapy, Pub Crawling, And Long Distance Motorcycle Riders, Prostate Recovery


    Stadium Gals, and Stadium Pals make great gifts!


    If you are getting the Stadium Pal for a GIFT, or not sure on a size choose the "Assortment" option. You'll get 6 ea. of the male external catheters in the most popular sizes. 2-Medium, 2-Intermediate, 2-Large.  Unused ones can be exchanged at a later time once the correct size needed is known.

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    Sub-Heading The discrete portable restroom system for men
    Manufacturer SKU 7088-SPK
    Manufacturer BioRelief.com
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    Product Specifications

    Leg Bag Dimensions

    6" wide
    11" long

    1. So close to perfect Review by Lark
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      This is a pretty good value considering you get at least 12 uses out of the bag/tubing according to the manual (assuming one keeps it clean). Overall, I am very satisfied with this product and plan on using it in the future. With how cheap the condom sleeve things are, you really can't be the price-to-reusability ratio.

      With that said, there is one major thing I'd like to see improved. The condom is well-made and the strong adhesive makes it extremely unlikely for it to come off or anything. But that strength is also this product's flaw. It takes a /long/ time to take these sleeves off. Even when taking a warm shower, it takes a long time and a lot of work to take it off, millimeter by millimeter (I'm not exaggerating, even in a warm shower it took me at least 10 minutes to work it off both times I've used it).

      I wish there was a better way for the adhesive to come off. I also think that this product with its adhesive might be more targeted towards circumcised penises. I'm not, and it just pulls on your skin, making it difficult to roll or peel it off. This wouldn't be such an issue, but like I said, this adhesive is very strong.

      In the end, my experience boils down to this: it is a great product, but only use it if you know you'll have plenty of time later in the day to take it off. Otherwise, this is a very solid product that does what it says it will. (Posted on 11/10/14)

    2. awesome! Review by abeybaby
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      this really works. i highly reccomend the Stadium Pal! (Posted on 8/31/14)

    3. Great for extended Exams Review by Robert
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      I am taking the bar exam -- 3 hours sitting at a time with limited breaks and a time crunch. I cannot afford losing 5-10 minutes going to a proctor, getting a pass, waiting in a line, etc. etc. Stadium Pal will give me back the precious time.

      Works just like I hoped. Definitely worth the monty. (Posted on 7/27/14)

    4. great piece of kit Review by robby
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      great piece of kit spot on for a long gig
      (Posted on 5/5/14)

    5. A few comments from personal experiences. Review by Cyprus John
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      - After about twenty uses the valve starts to jam - a squirt with WD-40 will clear that problem and it will then work like new.

      - The number of times it can be used is between 175 and 200 rather than 12

      - At least once a week wash with vinegar (Acetic Acid) the clear white type

      - Before connecting the catheter apply some salver to the connecting tube.

      (Posted on 4/28/14)

    6. Surprisingly good Review by Chad
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      I was skeptical since there were so many positive reviews, like they were not authentic. I could not feel the condom on my penis at all. Some of the materials did irritate my skin on my leg, but not very noticeable. There is a trust factor to it, and because of all the one-way valves there is a back up pressure needed to empty into the bag. As one reviewer mentioned, when the bag is full it becomes more cumbersome and seems less sturdy when full and the straps move. If I was wearing this and not drinking I might be able to make it 10 hours without having to drain the bag, but when I'm drinking it seems I have to urinate every 30 minutes. For me this helped me to go to the bathroom 60% less often. One tip is when fitting the bag, fill up with water three fourths The way full, this will give you a more realistic feel and fit whenever the Bag is full, after proper fitting drain the water. (Posted on 3/25/14)

    7. Great idea Review by Big Richard
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      I love stadium pal. I used to have to wait in long lines at Skins games to use the can. I even had an accident once and everyone started laughing at me. Look who is laughing now suckers, I no longer have to wait in those long lines and smell everyone else's pee and poo. I highly recommended stadium pal for use in the car, on air planes, in a boat, at Walmart shopping, and while hiking in the city. I would not recommend using it at beach. Overall, I really like the product. (Posted on 2/16/14)

    8. excellent product Review by bodie
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      does what was designed for (Posted on 1/13/14)

    9. Very positive Review by JDub
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      Have the old gotta go every hour or so and had to pull a float in a parade. Pal worked very well the entire parade with no issues. Cleaned and sterilized and stored for next use. (Posted on 12/16/13)

    10. Great product. Review by Neal
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      My only regret is that I wish I had bought it sooner. Now you won't catch me without it. I do agree with some of the other comments that the adhesive is pretty agressive and can be quite uncomfortable to remove but overall the product has given me peace of mind and physical comfort so I am very satisfied. (Posted on 12/6/13)

    11. great product Review by auntb
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      We purchased this for an unusual use. My nephew is handicapped and bed ridden - my sister is using the staduim pal kit to allow the private area to "air" out. It works wonderfuly and my nephew has adapted to using the application. (Posted on 11/25/13)

    12. excellent Review by Joe Flo
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      Not really. The condom-style catheters, which are the only component unique to the system, are difficult to apply and can only be used once. It would be better if they weren't loaded with stickum and were more like regular condoms. Then you could easily slip one over your glans and keep it in place with a rubber band. (Posted on 11/25/13)

    13. Not for Me Review by PPants
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      The condom style catheters, which are the only component unique to the system, are no good. It would be better if they were like real condoms and weren't loaded with ineffective stickum. Then you could roll one over your glans and keep it in place with a rubber band (Posted on 11/25/13)

    14. Much Needed Relief Review by JPK
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      It's amazing how much this product has changed my life. Sitting at a computer apparently affected my bladder so much that I had to go every 20 or 30 minutes. With the Stadium Pal, not only did I not have to get up and go, the urgency is going away. This may also change my habits when I'm not using Stadium Pal, since I now don't seem to have to go as often. (Posted on 10/11/13)

    15. A Great Relief Review by Peter
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      I use my Stadium Pal for occasions when I have to be away from a convenient toilet for long periods, such as visits to museums, long visits with friends, and trips. It is a wonderful feeling that I do not have to excuse myself every half hour or so, or search frantically for a toilet or a convenient stand of vegetation. I wish I had known about the Stadium Pal years ago. (Posted on 9/26/13)

    16. Free to travel Review by havetogonow
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      This product gave me back my freedom to drive, shop, and travel without worry. I didn't care much for the Velcro straps. Found the button straps more comfortable, and easier to use. I have already recommended this to a friend, and would do so again. (Posted on 9/13/13)

    17. Really works Review by Iceman Mike
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      Heard about the Stadium Pal on The Big Bang Theory. I didn't believe it was real. Used it for a long road trip, and it worked like a champ. Thank you Howard. (Posted on 8/7/13)

    18. Scared to Try it Again Review by Sleepless in Seattle
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      I wanted the Stadium Pal so I could avoid getting up from bed in the middle of the night. It did the job at night but the next morning it was practically impossible to get the thing off. The glue on the condom was so aggressive that I thought I might have to be circumcised...again. Yikes! I don't want to attach it again unless I know a better way to remove it. (Posted on 7/30/13)

    19. great product Review by bob
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      My first use of the product was great. The product worked as designed. The included instructions and tips are very helpful. I go to a lot of football games and concerts and this eliminates my stress about going to those events. (Posted on 7/23/13)

    20. I'm very happy with my Stadium pal Review by Howard
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      It is giving me such relief from having to run to the bathroom, so much. I wish i would have found it before now. Every thing is working just as i want it to and your service is great, thank you so much.
      (Posted on 7/22/13)

    21. Wow....super product Review by Big Mike
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      Tried it twice with huge success. I use it in the classroom with my third graders when I go on field trips. (Posted on 5/18/13)

    22. Great Review by Fly Boy
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      Beats the milk bottle under the seat. I never take the plane up without it. (Posted on 5/3/13)

    23. They sure help Review by golfing dude
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      I play golf alot and this helps when you are up on the tee and you haft to go and on place to go thanks (Posted on 4/29/13)

    24. Great Review by Fly Boy
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      Man this beats the milk bottle under the seat, I don't take the plane up without it. (Posted on 4/26/13)

    25. Great Review by jon
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      I will try the product soon but so far it is everything I expected and should be the answer to my problem. (Posted on 3/11/13)

    26. Saved my Life in New Orleans Review by Jerry
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      The Stadium Pal saved me big time for Mardi Gras. It is a must have item on Bourbon Street. I had the biggest smile on my face the whole time, and only my friends knew why. All 4 of us had them on. I am getting another for this year. Thanks Biorelief (Posted on 1/29/13)

    27. great item for those of us who can't always make it to the restroom on time. Review by Chas
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      The stadium pal seems to be a tad pricey if it's usage is only 12 times, but it sure helps when you can't get to the restroom in time. The condom type ends are fine, but if I leave them on too long I get quite a bit of irritation. That is better than peeing in public with a wet spot in your pants. (Posted on 1/21/13)

    28. Brilliant Product Review by RL
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      I wished I had known about this product much earlier. It will mean less worry and less stress for me from now on. (Posted on 1/8/13)

    29. Fantastic Review by T
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      I am a T-12 paraplegic which leaves me with no bladder control. I have to use a catheter to urinate. From time to time things like muscle spasms or urinary tract infections cause leakage which can be a real pain. The stadium pal is the absolute BEST solution on the market. I get different leg bags from the doctor every time I need one and none has been better the n the stadium pal in terms of volume, adaptability or ease of draining. I dislike the condom catheters that come with the system, I never have luck with them but I use what is called a "Texas Catheter" with the stadium pal and it works perfectly. The "Texas Catheter" is a latex condom with a plastic tube attached to the end that plugs into the hose on the stadium pal. The condom is secured with a couple pieces of foam tape. This is a great product. (Posted on 1/1/13)

    30. First time out, a bust. Will have to try again... Review by PL
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      My first attempt to use it was at a concert. I found that the velcro strips did not hold the bag very well, once I urinated. After one time, the weight of the bag caused it to drop down, and break off inside my pants. Will try again another time... (Posted on 12/18/12)

    31. Superb product ! Will be perfect for my post knee Surgery.. Review by Jjay
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      ACL surgery takes 2-3 weeks of immobilization ..,this is exactly what I need to stay off my feet until rehab begins (Posted on 12/12/12)

    32. Great Review by Bob
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      Exactly what I expected. Hospital quality (Posted on 12/1/12)

    33. Almost perfect Review by Harf
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      The product works perfectly. If it were sold in big box stores & pharmacies, I bet the price would be much more affordable. That being said, I am ready for black Friday
      (Posted on 11/10/12)

    34. Excellent Product, great reliability Review by Greg
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      I have MS, and when I need a restroom I need it NOW. The Stadium Pal has let me go back to a more normal life, not interrupted by constant bathroom breaks. Easy to use. Thanks so much!! (Posted on 11/6/12)

    35. Worked great at recent concert. Review by None
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      Worked great at recent concert. (Posted on 11/3/12)

    36. Perfect! Review by Jockamo1
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      Just another thing that causes less stress. (Posted on 10/28/12)

    37. great Review by gregg
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      once i got how to avoid a kink, it was great (Posted on 10/27/12)

    38. Happy Hunting Review by Mac
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      I use a climbing tree stand while deer hunting. It takes time to climb down to pee, much less you disturb the game. Stadium Pal has allowed me to hunt all day in comfort knowing that if I had "to go" I could. Thanks for the great product! (Posted on 10/15/12)

    39. Works very well Review by P
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      Works very well. I no longer stress over where to find a bathroom. (Posted on 9/29/12)

    40. hope i never need it Review by andy
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      Looks good, instructions clear. delivery was timely thanx (Posted on 4/22/12)

    41. great product Review by rb
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      It would have been helpful to have some instructions on how to determine the right size of the condom catheters as well as some info on how to purchase more without buying the whole kit. I also wish the sticky stuff on the condom catheter was a little less sticky. It hurts to remove it. (Posted on 4/21/12)

    42. Great product Review by Bob
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      Prostate removal tired of wearing depends all the time. Using it on plane for upcoming trip. So far it works great. (Posted on 4/13/12)

    43. Used before, will use again. Make 'em more sticky? Review by GL
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      On the last batch of clear condoms, the adhesive does not seem as sticky in the past. With this batch, I have a hard time keeping the condom "stuck without leaking'" for 24 hours. Is there a way to make them stick better? I even tried moving down one size. Still does not stick without leaking for 24 hours. (Posted on 4/6/12)

    44. I use it daily Review by JERRY
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      I have an enlarged prostate and often have trouble controlling my bladder. The Stadium Pal is perfect for my needs. I have been using my Pals for a few months. I have worn it for several days at a time with no ill effects. Mostly the length of time I use it depends on how long the external catheter remains secure. I have two Pals, one to use while the other sanitizes with vinegar. The weak point for me is if I have the bag strapped to my calf, the upper bag band slots will eventually tare and fail if I do a lot of walking while the bag needs draining. Sometimes this is unavoidable. I regularly ware saddle boots and I let the bag ride in the side of boot without the straps eliminating this problem. User tip, purging the air out of the collection bag will allow me to walk without sloshing. (Posted on 4/1/12)

    45. OKAY Review by chxchk
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      The product was a little cheaply made or a little too expensive for the quality. Functioned like it was supposed to. (Posted on 2/24/12)

    46. Most Valuable Pal (MVP) Review by Peeton
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      I went to the Super Bowl to watch the big game, and never had to leave my seat! I watched Eli win the MVP while I wore my MVP! (Posted on 2/23/12)

    47. So Helpful Review by Poppa
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      After prostate surgery I had difficulty controlling my bladder. The Stadium Pal Kit was a lifesaver - I finally felt like I could leave the house and not worry about embarrassing accidents. (Posted on 2/13/12)

    48. Worked better than expected Review by nola
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      I used the Stadium Pal while marching/walking in a parade that involved a lot of movement, including occasional running and dancing. Afterward I emptied the reservoir in a grassy area totally un-noticed by people nearby. Pal continued working 24 hours later when I finally got a chance to remove it and the external catheter (i.e. 'condom') was still well adhered in place. Considering the intense discomfort I endured last year needing to 'go' during the parade, this device is a God-send. (Posted on 2/10/12)

    49. Stroke patient home health care .... Review by Fu Laoshi
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      For 9 of the 12 months that I provided in-home health care for my old friend, 79, I changed a Depend sometimes twice a night having to lift the nearly 200 pound man. After 9 months I damaged my lower back. After finding Stadium Pal, I never lifted my old friend again for the next 3 months, he and I both slept all night .. dry, and comfortable. There is no other better alternative.
      Thank you Stadium Pal. (Posted on 1/10/12)

    50. Small plane flight Review by Tedd
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      A buddy introduced me to the Stadium Pal prior to a trip in his small plane. He always wears one when flying - and suggested a follow his lead from experience. He wears only the condom part - tube and bag are under the seat. Just need to unzip and connect tube to "go". Also MUCH easier when wearing boxer underwear. (Posted on 12/13/11)

    51. happy as a clam Review by bigjoe
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      As a disabled person, this product is a great convenience for me. Especially when traveling. (Posted on 12/12/11)

    52. Just what I needed Review by bob
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      Getting stuck in traffic and needing to go is no longer a problem. Great product! (Posted on 12/12/11)

    53. worked great Review by RV
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      Business lunch at a nice restaurant was uninterrupted! (Posted on 12/12/11)

    54. Two years bathroom free Review by Duggie
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      I use this baby every day. There's nothing quite like the feeling of steaming hot urine against your inner leg - I love it! I haven't gone #1 in a bathroom for almost two years now, and I don't have any intention of going back.Of course, you have to take it off and clean it from time to time, but what's a few minutes of of my week when I'm saving so much time and energy by not rushing to find a restroom every time I need to go? I bet I've saved hours of usable time by peeing in my pants. Once you go, you never go back! (Posted on 10/22/11)

    55. The product was awesome... Review by han
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      The product was awesome (Posted on 6/27/11)

    56. Good value in the product. Review by Proctor
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      I used the Stadium Pal in a Relay for Life walk. It was comfortable and kept me very confident. (Posted on 6/13/11)

    57. good service with no contract Review by red
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      Good service without a contract allowed me to try several products
      without committing to any one product. When I reorder I will order
      the catheters with the 70% more adhesive since it gives better
      adhesion to prevent leaks & blow-off. (Posted on 3/11/11)

    58. Very Pleased Review by chap
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      I used the Stadium Pal on a day of flying in a small plane. I flew confidently and comfortably. Thank you. (Posted on 3/10/11)


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    External Self-Catheters
    The male external catheter system (such as Mentor's Freedom Cath®) is a convenient, clean and comfortable method for dealing with a problem that has probably caused you physical, social, and psychological distress. The system consists of a male external catheter (or condom catheter) and a urine collection bag. The condom catheter is a soft sheath that rolls onto the penis just like a regular condom, except it has a specially-designed funnel end that connects to a drain tube and into a urine collection bag.

    With some preparation, your system will become as much a part of your daily routine as brushing your teeth. To get started, you?ll need to choose the type and size of external catheter and leg bag that is best suited to your own anatomy and lifestyle. Then learn the proper method of putting on, connecting, and removing the system, along with how to care for yourself and your system.

    There are several types and sizes of external catheters and leg bags. You should select the one that works best for you. For more information on the various external catheters available through Mentor, please visit Mentor Daily Management products.




    How To Use
    Once you've selected the catheter and urinary drainage bag you'll be using, you're ready to put it all together and start enjoying a new, stress-free way of managing urinary incontinence.

    Putting on your catheter:   Male external catheter chart

    Size
    You'll get the best results in managing your incontinence by using the right size catheter. A sizing guide is available to make it easy to choose the appropriate size for you. You can get one from your nurse or doctor, home healthcare dealer, or by calling Mentor's customer service. Freedom® Male External Catheters, designed to keep you comfortable and secure during normal everyday use, come in five sizes to ensure a precise fit. (For detailed descriptions, please see Mentor Daily Management products.)

    Cleaning
    Before you put on your condom catheter, be sure that your penis is clean and totally dry.
  • Wash with soap and water and pat dry. Allow your skin to air dry for a few minutes more.
  • For more skin protection, you can apply a protective, waterproof barrier by using a Shield Skin™ wipe to coat the penis.
  • Wait about one minute for the waterproof dressing to dry completely before you put on your catheter. The skin of your penis should feel smooth and non-tacky to the touch.




  • Application
    Like anything new, putting on your catheter may feel awkward at first. Once you are familiar with the ins and outs of getting a good fit and positioning, you?ll be on your way to stress-free urinary control. Freedom Cath® condom catheters are designed for easy application. They are one-piece, with a special medical adhesive lining to keep the catheter moving with you and adjusting to the changing shape of your penis.

    To Apply
    1. When you take a self-adhering catheter from its package, unroll it one "notch" to loosen the adhesive as it sticks to itself. Then re-roll and apply. The sheath will go on smoothly.
    2. Hold the rolled catheter sheath so that the head of your penis fits in the cone but doesn?t rub against the bulb. (With the clear catheters, you can actually see that your penis is in the correct position.)
    3. Slowly unroll the adhesive-coated sheath along your penis. Squeeze the sheath all around your penis to seal the adhesive to your skin. This will prevent leakage and will keep your catheter securely in place. (A few "air bubbles" may remain. This is normal.)
    4. If there is extra, loose material in the sheath, pinch it together so that it sticks to itself. If there are too many wrinkles on the sheath, you may want to use the next smaller size.

    To Remove
    With a self-adhering condom catheter, simply roll the adhesive sheath back toward the head of your penis.

    Connecting the Urine Collection Bag
    The final step in connecting your external catheter system is to attach your leg bag to your condom catheter.



    1. Attach leg straps to your leg bag (smooth side up).
    2. Fasten the bag comfortably on your leg, either above, below, or at the side of your knee.
    3. Attach the bag firmly on your leg, but don?t over-tighten.
    4. The flutter valve on the bag should be at the top. (This one-way valve prevents urine from backing up into the catheter.)
    5. If you wear the bag above your knee, you may be able to connect the catheter directly to the valve on the bag. If you wear the bag below your knee, you will need to attach extension tubing between the bag and the catheter. Trim the tubing with heavy scissors to a length that is comfortable for you.
    6. Remove the cap from the connector valve (flutter valve) at the top of the bag. Insert this connector into either the extension tubing or all the way into the catheter stem.
    7. When you connect the catheter to the collection system, be sure the connector is inserted all the way to the bulb in the stem of the catheter.
    8. Be sure the drain at the bottom of the leg bag is closed. If the bag has a retaining band, tuck the drain up and under the band.


    Note: Some men prefer to connect the total system?catheter, tubing, and leg bag? before putting on the catheter. You may want to experiment to see which approach works better for you.

    Disconnecting and Emptying the Collection Bag
    Depending on the size you choose, you'll learn quickly how often you should empty your Freedom® leg bag.


    1. You may empty your bag by disconnecting the lower leg strap, holding the bottom of the bag steady over a toilet or other receptacle, and opening the lower drain. You don't have to disconnect the urine collection system to empty your bag.
    2. Freedom® bags are "disposable" but that doesn't mean you use them only once. If you take good care of it, you should be able to use a vinyl bag for about two weeks. Your doctor or nurse may have suggested that you switch daily between two bags. While you're wearing one, the other can be cleaned and dried for the next day.




    Tips, Care & Hints

    Always remember, there are a few "musts" to get the best results with your external catheter system:
    1. Be sure your condom catheter is the correct size and fit for you.
    2. Be sure your skin is clean and dry before you put on the condom catheter.
    3. Be sure the tip of your penis is positioned in the cone of the catheter but is not rubbing on the bulb. Squeeze the sheath.
    4. Learn how often your catheter should be changed to give you the greatest comfort and security. If it?s loose, change it.
    5. Examine your skin carefully each time you change your catheter.
    6. Check and empty your leg bag regularly and look for tubing kinks.
    7. Keep your collection tubing, bags, and fixtures clean and odor-free.

    Routine care and maintenance
    Developing a personal routine for changing your catheter, checking and cleaning your skin, and cleaning and changing your urine collection bags will help you get the best results most easily.

    Catheters
    How often you change your catheter will depend on several factors such as:


    � The type of catheter you use
    � Your own skin type
    � The climate
    � The types of soaps and lotions you use on your skin
    � Medications you take
    � Your diet


    The best way to set a schedule is by trial and observation. Check regularly on the fit and comfort of your own catheter. You'll quickly decide how long it is safe and comfortable to wear a particular kind of catheter before changing:


    1. If the catheter is loose, change it.
    2. If your skin feels irritated, take the catheter off and check, clean, and dry your skin before putting on a new catheter.
    3. If you notice a urine odor, take off your catheter, then clean and dry your skin before putting on a new one.
    4. Be sure your urine collection system is clean and your urine is flowing through the system




    Collection Bags


    To clean your vinyl leg bag or night collection bag after use, remove tubing and leg straps and rinse the bag with clear water.
    1. Use a solution of bleach and water (one ounce bleach to a quart of water) to remove stains and odor of urine from the bag and plastic tubing.
    2. Fill the bag with solution, making sure there is no air in the bag, and let it soak for 20-30 minutes.
    3. Rinse again with clear water and hang to dry.
    4. Soak tubing in the same solution, then rinse it and hang it to dry.
    5. Add about half a teaspoon of Ultra-Fresh® Odor Eliminator to the bag after you clean it.


    Over time, mineral deposits from your urine will build up in the collection bag. These deposits will clog the one-way valve and block the flow of urine. To keep your bags, connectors, valves, and tubing clog-free, soak them every few days in a solution of vinegar and water (four ounces of vinegar to a quart of water). Let connectors, valves, tubes, and bag soak for 6-8 hours, and then rinse with clear water.




    FAQ's


    My penis is soft or retracts when I try to put on my catheter.
    Be patient and keep trying. You can do it! Grasp the base of your penis (nearest your body) and squeeze your penis to make it more rigid and smooth the skin forward. Then, when you put the cone of the catheter against your penis, "pinch" with your thumb and first two fingers to get a firm grip on your penis. Keep holding while you unroll the sheath of the catheter. Squeeze the adhesive inner liner of your catheter to your penis. Snip away any extra material that forms a roll at the base of your penis. This can bunch up and push the catheter off.

    My urine flows in sudden surges.
    The double-thick cone, bulb, and stem of the catheter are designed not to kink or twist when you move, so that even a sudden surge of urine will pass through without backing up into the catheter. For extra safety, your doctor or nurse may tell you to leave a little collection space between the head of the penis and the inside of the cone of the catheter.

    The adhesive lining of the catheter pulls out my pubic hair.
    See the detailed description and illustration in the Mentor booklet, Putting on Your Catheter .

    My foreskin gets tangled in the adhesive.
    If you are uncircumcised, leave your foreskin over the head of your penis when you put on your catheter.

    I experience spontaneous erections. What will this do to my catheter?
    Your self-adhering catheter will expand automatically to accommodate a spontaneous erection.

    The catheter is too tight at the base of my penis.
    Snip off the band and peel away extra material that binds the base of your penis.

    My self-adhering catheter is hard for me to remove.
    Wrap a warm, damp washcloth around your penis for a few minutes. Then ease the catheter off.

    Hints for caregivers
    Accurate sizing of the catheter is critical. Check to see that any extra material in the sheath of a self-adhering catheter is pinched together to form a seal. If you see lots of wrinkles in this type of catheter, it probably means a smaller size is required.

    If the patient complains that his catheter becomes loose and falls off, find out why.
    � Is it the correct size?
    � Is the skin clean and dry?
    � Is the penis retracting?

    If the penis is retracting, the patient should wear a shorter-sheath catheter to eliminate the extra roll sitting at the base of the penis. This roll has a tendency to push forward when the penis retracts. Any excess roll or sheath should be trimmed with blunt scissors. (The Active Cath®, Freedom Clear®, Freedom Clear® SS and Clear Advantage® catheters all offer shorter sheaths.) Is it actually the catheter that?s falling off? The system may be disconnecting elsewhere and causing a leak. Or, the connector may not be pushed all the way into the bulb of the catheter, causing kinking in the system.