The Conveen Security Plus Leg Bag system is taking the place of the 7088 and 7078 Leg Bag kits from Coloplast. These were some of the more popular kits that were offered with the Stadium Pal and Stadium Gal kits. The changes made will offer greater comfort for the individual who wants a secure leg bag system. These bags are much more subtle against the skin and extremely soft. The older bags were much thicker and bulkier for many users.
The tubing provided with these bags is a corrugated and prevents any kinking that was sometimes an issue with solid tubing with the previous kits. Every 2 inches of the 20 inch tube there is a smooth section. When trimming the tube cut directly above the smooth section and leave as much of the smooth section as possible. This is what the connector fits into.
The Velcro straps are fastened to the collection bag and the trimmed a comfortable length. The straps come in two different widths. The 1 ½ inch strap is used for the upper part of the bag. The 1 inch is for the lower section.
The release valve is an easy to open and close snap button feature. Pull down with your thumb or fore finger to open and drain the bag. Push back up to close until it securely fastens.
Urine remains in the tube and catheter collapses
Some men have an issue with the leg bag and urine is retaining in the tubing and the catheter is collapsing while on the penis. What is happening is a vacuum effect when the leg bag is drained. When the urine is draining it is pulling the air with it creating the vacuum effect. This collapses the catheter and will not allow all the urine to drain from the tubing and the bag will appear to be stuck together.
An easy way to alleviate this is to first make sure that there is a small pocket of air in the collection bag before the bag is used for the first time of the day. This can be done by blowing into the tubing before inserting the catheter in it. Then when the bag is drained do not drain the entire amount from the bag. Leave a small amount of urine in the bag ( an ounce or so) and this will prevent the vacuum you may experience. It should not interfere with the operation of the bag, but it’s better to not have this.