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How to Care for your Condom Catheter

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Jul 7, 2024.

What is a condom catheter?

A condom catheter is a rubber sheath that is put over your penis. The condom is attached to a tube. Urine drains through the tube and into a drainage bag. A condom catheter drains your urine without putting a catheter into your bladder through your penis.

What should I know about using a condom catheter?

Condom catheters are made of several different materials. Do not use a latex catheter if you are allergic to latex. Different types of condom catheters attach to your penis in different ways. Some catheters have a Velcro attachment, and other catheters attach with medical tape. Do not use adhesive tape. Always use the condom catheter as directed.

How do I put on the condom catheter?

How can I help prevent an infection?

When should I contact my healthcare provider?

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