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External Catheters

What Is an External Catheter?

External catheters are catheters that are exclusively used externally, without any invasive or penetrative insertion into the body. They include condom catheters, which are used for male patients, as well as female external catheters for women.

Like other catheters, external catheters consist of a tube that allows urine to pass freely out of the body, and they're usually connected to a catheter bag at one end, which can be filled up and emptied out as needed. 

The main difference is that they don't have a narrow tip or needle at the other end for insertion into the urethra or body. Instead, they are placed on the outside of the body, either around the penis in male patients or between the labia in females. 

These types of catheters are often favored by many patients as they are far less likely to cause pain, discomfort, or distress while being used. However, they can only be used in certain situations.

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C.R. Bard #33303

C.R. Bard #33303, CATHETER, EXTERNAL, MALE, ULTRAFLEX, 32MM, 30 EA/BX

$57.59 per BOX

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Rochester Medical #33302

Rochester Medical #33302, CATHETER, EXTERNAL, MALE, ULTRAFLX, MD, 29MM, 30 EA/BX, 1 BX/CS

$51.08 per BOX

Ships Within: 24 Hours
Mentor #8500

Mentor #8500, Cath External Male Large EA, 100 EA/CS

$2.00 EACH

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Rochester Medical #36101

Rochester Medical #36101, CATHETER, EXTERNAL, MALE, WIDEBAND, SM, 25MM, 100 EA/CS

$199.42 per CASE

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Coloplast #C6300

Coloplast #C6300, CATHETER, EXTERNAL, SILICONE, INTERMD, 31MM, 100/BX

$215.08 per BOX

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Coloplast #5240

Coloplast #5240, CATHETER, MALE EXTERNAL 40MM LF, 35 EA/CS

$75.28 per CASE

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Coloplast #26-08030

Coloplast #26-08030, CATHETER, MALE, EXTERNAL, ME8030, ADH SEAL, 30/BX

$54.95 per BOX

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Rochester Medical #36305

Rochester Medical #36305, CATHETER, EXTERNAL, MALE, WIDEBAND, XLG, 41MM, 30 EA/CS

$63.61 per CASE

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Coloplast #C5200

Coloplast #C5200, CATHETER, EXTERNAL, FREEDOM CLEAR, LF, 28MM, EACH

$2.49 EACH

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Coloplast #5235

Coloplast #5235, CATHETER, MALE, EXTERNAL, 35/BX

$76.98 per BOX

Ships Within: 24 Hours
Coloplast #C6230

Coloplast #C6230, CATHETER, EXTERNAL, SILICONE, MEDIUM, 30/BX

$65.56 per BOX

Ships Within: 24 Hours
Hollister #97436

Hollister #97436, CATHETER, EXTERNAL, MALE, LG, 36MM, SPECIAL, 30/BX

$63.06 per BOX

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Coloplast #C6330

Coloplast #C6330, CATHETER, EXTERNAL, SILICONE, INTERMD, 30/BX

$65.77 per BOX

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Coloplast #C6300

Coloplast #C6300, CATHETER, EXTERNAL, SILICONE, INTERMD, 31MM, EACH

$2.57 EACH

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Coloplast #5235

Coloplast #5235, CATHETER, EXTERNAL MALE 35MM, 100 EA/CS

$232.38 per CASE

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Coloplast #6400

Coloplast #6400, CATHETER, EXTERNAL, SILICONE, LARGE, 100/BX

$215.08 per BOX

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Coloplast #6200

Coloplast #6200, CATHETER, EXTERNAL, SILICONE, MEDIUM, 100/BX

$215.08 per BOX

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Coloplast #8500

Coloplast #8500, CATHETER, EXTERNAL, LARGE, 100/CS

$173.56 per CASE

Ships Within: 24 Hours
Coloplast #C5200

Coloplast #C5200, CATHETER, EXTERNAL, FREEDOM CLEAR, LF, 28MM, 100/CS

$215.08 per CASE

Ships Within: 24 Hours
Coloplast #6200

Coloplast #6200, CATHETER, EXTERNAL, SILICONE, MEDIUM, EACH

$2.57 EACH

Ships Within: 24 Hours
Covidien #8884731300

Covidien #8884731300, Catheter External Texas Standard 1" Strap Ltx 12/Bx, 12 BX/CA

$130.32 per CASE

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Covidien #8884732300

Covidien #8884732300, CATHETER, EXTERNAL, MALE, URI-DRAIN, 1.3", 144/CS

$179.90 per CASE

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Hollister #97636

Hollister #97636, CATHETER, EXTERNAL, MALE, LF, LG, 36MM, EXTRA, 30/BX

$63.50 per BOX

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Hollister #97536

Hollister #97536, CATHETER, EXTERNAL, MALE, LG, 36MM, STANDARD, EACH

$2.56 EACH

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Coloplast #6430

Coloplast #6430, CATHETER, MALE, EXTERNAL, SILICONE, 35MM, LG, 30/BX

$65.50 per BOX

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Hollister #9108

Hollister #9108, CATHETER, EXTERNAL, EVERYDAY, LTX, MEC, 30/BX

$56.58 per BOX

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Hollister #97629

Hollister #97629, CATHETER, EXTERNAL, MALE, MED, LF, 29MM, EXTRA, EACH

$2.69 EACH

Ships Within: 2-3 Days
Coloplast #6400

Coloplast #6400, CATHETER, EXTERNAL, SILICONE, LARGE, EACH

$2.57 EACH

Ships Within: 2-3 Days
Coloplast #8205

Coloplast #8205, CATHETER, EXTERNAL, FREEDOM, INTERMEDIATE, 100/CS

$173.56 per CASE

Ships Within: 24 Hours
Kendall #8884732500

Kendall #8884732500, CATHETER, EXTERNAL, MALE, 3 ADH STRIP, 1.3", 144 EA/CS

$261.54 per CASE

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Hollister #97429

Hollister #97429, CATHETER, EXTERNAL, MALE, MED, 29MM, SPECIAL, EACH

$2.65 EACH

Ships Within: 2-3 Days
Covidien #8884732300

Covidien #8884732300, CATHETER, EXTERNAL, STD URI-DRAIN, EACH

$2.09 EACH

Ships Within: 2-3 Days
Hollister #9107

Hollister #9107, CATHETER, EXTERNAL, EVERYDAY, MED, LTX, MEC, 30/BX

$55.36 per BOX

Ships Within: 24 Hours
Hollister #97432

Hollister #97432, CATHETER, EXTERNAL, MALE, 32MM, SPECIAL, 30/BX

$62.41 per BOX

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Hollister #97629

Hollister #97629, CATHETER, EXTERNAL, MALE, MED, LF, 29MM, EXTRA, 30/BX

$63.17 per BOX

Ships Within: 24 Hours
Covidien #8884734600

Covidien #8884734600, CATHETER, EXTERNAL, MALE, URI-DRAIN, 1.1", 144/CS

$201.66 per CASE

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Hollister #9106

Hollister #9106, CATHETER, EXTERNAL, EVERYDAY, SMALL, LTX, MEC, 30/BX

$54.36 per BOX

Ships Within: 24 Hours
Hollister #97632

Hollister #97632, CATHETER, EXTERNAL, MALE, LF, 32MM, EXTRA, 30/BX

$62.71 per BOX

Ships Within: 24 Hours
Hollister #97625

Hollister #97625, CATHETER, EXTERNAL, MALE, SM, LF, 25MM, EXTRA, 30/BX

$63.17 per BOX

Ships Within: 24 Hours
Medline #DYND12301

Medline #DYND12301, CATHETER, EXTERNAL, MALE, EXO, LTX, LG, 35MM, 25/CS

$15.56 per CASE

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Hollister #97429

Hollister #97429, Catheter Condom Male External 29mm 30/BX

$64.23 per BOX

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Hollister #97425

Hollister #97425, Catheter Condom Male External Small LF 30/BX

$64.23 per BOX

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Mentor #C8300

Mentor #C8300, Cath External Male Medium 100/CS

$175.07 per CASE

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Coloplast #22035

Coloplast #22035, Cath External Male 35mm Large CoveenOptima 30/BX

$57.73 per BOX

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Coloplast #22040

Coloplast #22040, Cath External Male 40mm XLrg ConveenOptim 30/BX

$57.73 per BOX

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Coloplast #8235

Coloplast #8235, Cath External Male 31mm Freedom 30/BX

$50.96 per BOX

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Coloplast #8205

Coloplast #8205, Cath External Male 31mm 100/BX

$169.87 EACH

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Mentor #6400

Mentor #6400, Cath Male External LARGE 100/CS

$211.48 per CASE

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How Does an External Catheter Work?

The main function of external catheters is just like internal urinary catheters; they're designed to allow urine to pass from the body into a receptacle and allow patients to pass urine from hospital beds, wheelchairs, or other locations without having to use a toilet in a traditional way. The major difference with external catheters is that they're attached on the outside, so the patient effectively urinates as normal, and the catheter is simply responsible for collecting and transporting the urine to a collection bag.

External Catheter Sizes 

External catheters are available in various sizes to suit different users. Condom catheters for men, for example, can have differently sized heads in order to be comfortably positioned around penises of different sizes. Female external catheters can also have different sizes for patients of varying ages.

External Catheter Types

There are two main types of external catheters: one for men and one for women. External male catheters are usually called condom catheters. They are placed over the top of the penis like a condom and held in position, allowing urine to pass from the penis, into the collection area and through the tube. External catheters for women feature a long, thin cylinder with a layer of absorbent material on top. They are positioned between the labia, right by the urethra, and absorb urine as it is passed.

External Catheter Uses

It's important to note that external catheters can only be used in certain situations. They are most commonly used in cases where people have urinary incontinence or an inability to control their urination. They may also be used for people with restricted mobility or others who are able to urinate unassisted but may find it difficult to use conventional toilets.

External Catheter Suppliers

Some of the top suppliers of external catheters include Coloplast, Hollister, Covidien, Medline, and Mentor.

Buy External Catheters at CIA Medical

If you’re looking for external catheters at competitive wholesale prices, CIA Medical is the place to be. We offer a huge range of medical supplies, devices, and pieces of equipment, including external catheters from leading brands, and we always strive to offer the fairest prices and finest levels of service to our customers.