Which catheter is best for me?

Your health care provider will help you select the best catheter for you or your child.  They will assess several factors, typically including gender, age, weight or size, anatomy (urethra vs. catheterizable stoma), dexterity and limitations, wheelchair use, and latex allergies. The selection criteria will then consider the required catheter length, French size or diameter, type of tip (straight or coudé/Tiemann), composition (PVC, versus latex), and lubrication properties (gel versus hydrophilic).

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