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Sleeping with a Catheter: Choosing Between a Urinary Leg Bag and an Overnight Drainage Bag

Should I Use an Overnight Drainage Bag or a Urinary Leg Bag What is a Urinary Leg Bag? A leg bag is a device used to collect and hold urine. It is worn on the leg and it can be worn above or below the knee. Leg bags can be attached directly to a Foley catheter or an external condom catheter. If you would rather wear your leg bag on your calf, the leg bag can be attached to extension tubing which would then connect to your catheter. Leg bags are versatile. They are available in many different styles and sizes. Even the straps come in many different styles. There are button closures, Velcro, and leg bag straps that close with Velcro but the bag itself attaches to the straps with buttons. Don't be afraid to try different styles until you find the leg bag set up that works best for you. If you don't like straps at all, consider a leg bag holder.

How to Choose Urinary Leg Bag Holders and Straps

How to  Choose Urinary Leg Bag Holders and Straps Wearing a urinary leg bag with your foley catheter or if you are a man using an external condom catheter, doesn't have to be uncomfortable. There are lots of options when it comes to leg bag straps and leg bag holders. The long latex straps that come with many leg bags aren't your only option. There are cloth holders that hold the leg bag against your thigh or your calf. These can be very comfortable because they keep the plastic leg bag off of your skin. This is especially helpful in the summer, hot sweaty weather isn't nice when you have a plastic bag right against your skin.

Urocare: Customize Your Urinary Leg Bag

Urocare Customizes Your Urinary Leg Bag, Tubing, Clamps What is a Leg Bag? Leg bags are used to collect urine that is drained from the bladder when you are using an external condom catheter or a indwelling foley catheter. They can be worn on the thigh or calf depending on what is comfortable to you. They are made of a lot of different materials and come in a wide variety of styles. Generally speaking the leg bag connects to the catheter by a connector attached directly to the catheter or by extension tubing. When the leg bag is full it is emptied by opening the drain valve on the bottom of the bag. Some people choose to reuse their leg bag while others use them and then discard them either after one day or just a few days.

Motivation Monday: Brian's Story

Brian's Motivational Condom Catheter Story The best part of my job with Express Medical Supply is getting to talk to the people who use the supplies we sell. I first talked to Brian several months ago and he was frustrated because he could not find a leg bag that could be worn while he was riding his Ice Sprint 26x recumbent trike. Brian has had MS (Multiple Sclerosis) for 23 years and since his first exacerbation he has been focused on exercise. Maintaining his health and his quality of life is important to Brian and he works had to ensure his health goals are met despite having MS. He is active and needed a leg bag that could be concealed while riding his bike and wearing a pair of shorts. Brian called the MS Society, his Urologist, he even asked the recumbent trike riders group, no one knew of a product that met his needs.

Introducing The Fig Leaf™ Drainage Bag

The Fig LeafTM first drainage bag designed to preserve patient dignity. This bag is an solution to a old problem; How to you make someone who uses a urinary drainage bag feel dignified and respected? Until now, the answer has been to hide the drainage bag behind bedsheets, under a towel or simply left out in the open for everyone to see.

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