Gizmo Texas Male Catheter
$1.50 – $135.00
Soft Latex, with Adhering Strap, Male External Catheter. Design for men who do not have a problem with latex and do not want the adhesive lining in standard External Male Catheters.
Note: The Texas Male Catheter is 100% latex. If you have a reaction to latex you might want to look at the Freedom Clear Male External Catheter
The Texas Male Catheter is simple and reliable, this soft latex catheter comes with a wide stretchable, single-sided adhesive strap to hold in place. With a Gizmo catheter you roll the catheter sheath directly onto your penis, then wrap the adhesive strap over the outside of the sheath, no adhesive ever comes into contact with the skin. The catheter’s double-thick bulb and stem prevent kinking and twisting for greater comfort and assurance.
The Texas Male Catheter was the first external male catheter to be introduced. Many professionals still today refer to a condom catheter as a Texas Catheter. Many improvements have been made since this original style came out. Many men did not have a successful experience with these and would experience a “blow off”. Meaning the male catheter would come off.
For many men the adhesive strap wrapping around the outside of the catheter was not enough to keep it on. Also because it 100% latex some men would develop a rash due to the latex. So the Male External Catheter got a bad first impression.
Today there are silicone external catheters that have an adhesive lining on the inside so that it creates a seal on the skin. This eliminates the leaks and blow offs.
Still there are a few men who had success with this style of male catheter and it is still used today by them.
When trying to choose the right male external catheter it is suggested to use a silicone male external catheter. They have the highest success rate.
Finding the right size of external male catheter
Print out the measurement guide and cut out the half circles. Rest the guide across the penis in a relaxed state closest to the body. If you find yourself in between two sizes it is best to size down. The Gizmo Male Catheters only come in 3 sizes. Small, Medium, and Large. If your size is not one of the 3 you should look into a silicone catheter.
For more information on which type of catheter is right for you see our Types of Male Catheters page.
|Dimensions||2 × 2 × 2 in|
The original 2 piece latex with foam strip. Also called a Texas Catheter
7275, 7250, 7200, CP-7300
11701-713-01, 11701-713-02, 11701-713-03
F.A.Q. & Care Information
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External Self-Catheters The male external catheter system (such as Coloplast'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 Coloplast.
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: 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 Coloplast'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. Cleaning
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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. Position the rolled catheter sheath so that the head of your penis fits in the cone but doesn't rub against the bulb. 2. Unroll the sheath along your penis. 3. Remove the release paper from the adhesive-backed elastic foam band. 4. Starting just behind the head of your penis, spiral-wrap the foam band, adhesive side down, around the catheter and penis.
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.
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