What to wear if I have a catheter?

When an individual is diagnosed with incontinence, they can often feel the weight that comes with having to adapt their lifestyle to the daily use of disposable briefs, catheters, and other continence care products.

Part of this weight is a never ending stream of thoughts about concealing their products in their clothing. Will their catheter be obvious? Will their briefs, also referred to as adult diapers, be noisy? Once they void their bladder, will it cause their protective undergarments to sag?

Hiding Catheters

If you aren’t using an intermittent catheter, you may be concerned about keeping your drainage bag out of sight. Depending on your personal preference, you can use belly bags or leg bags. Belly bags attach to your waist, while leg bags can be strategically placed on your thigh.

Whichever bag type you prefer, wearing loose-fitting clothing is a great option for individuals who use catheters. However, this doesn’t mean you have to be limited in your fashion choices. We recommend trying jeans or pants that are one size up from your normal size to ensure that the pants don’t pull on your catheter tubing.

Skirts, dresses, leggings, slacks, and tights are also great options for concealing drainage bags whether on the leg or the belly. High-waisted leggings and jeans can be a great way to secure a belly bag. Overalls are also an excellent option for belly bags as the thicker fabric can hold the belly bag securely in place while also providing a subtle layer of protection.

There are also a variety of adaptive garments for catheter users, including pants that zip up on the side.

The best way for men and women who use catheters to manage urinal leg bags.

This system is an all in one catheter management system built into a comfortable, high-quality unisex brief. CathWear can be machine washed and placed in a dryer.

The leg bag that comes with this medical underwear does not include tubing; we recommend purchasing this leg bag system with it: Conveen Security Plus Leg Bag System

CathWear is compatible with the following catheter setups:

  • External Catheters
  • Biliary Catheters
  • Foley Catheters

Able to support up to 2 of your preferred leg bags at the same time. Able to support leg bags up to 600ML (20 ounces). Find it in our Online Page!

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