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What is a straight catheter?

A straight catheter is a type of intermittent catheter that is the same diameter along the entire length of the catheter and does not have an angled tip. This is considered the standard type of catheter, but it is offered in different materials and lengths to suit your needs.

Types of Straight Catheters

There are many styles of single-use, straight catheters to choose from including uncoated, pre-lubricated, and hydrophilic.

An uncoated catheter has no lubricant on it when you purchase it. Many people pair a separate lubricating jelly along with an uncoated catheter to make insertion easier.

Pre-lubricated catheters come with a lubricant coating when you buy them. These are great for travel because you won't have to deal with applying catheter lube in a public restroom.

Hydrophilic catheters are coated with a polymer solution that becomes very slick when it comes into contact with water. Some hydrophilic catheters contain a packet of saline water that activates the polymer coating when it is broken. Others are ready to use and do not require activation by the user.

Straight Cath Materials

Straight intermittent catheters can be made from various materials such as vinyl, silicone, or latex. The main difference between the materials is the level of flexibility.

Vinyl catheters, also known as PVC catheters, tend to be the most firm.

The latex variety, also known as a red rubber catheter, is the most flexible of the three.

Silicone catheters fall in the middle when it comes to flexibility.

Length of Straight Catheters

Another factor to consider when choosing straight intermittent catheters is the length.

The lengths usually range from 5-8 inches and 14-16 inches.

The shorter catheters are referred to as female catheters. These can only be used by women because they are not long enough to reach the male bladder.

The longer catheters are typically used by men, but women can also safely use them. These are also popular amongst wheelchair users because it prevents them from having to get out of the chair to cath.

Order Straight Catheters Online

Easily purchase all of the supplies you need for intermittent catheterization online. We offer a wide range of incontinence products at low prices.

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Picture of Bard Magic 3 - 16" Hydrophilic Catheter

Bard Magic 3 - 16" Hydrophilic Catheter

  • Length: 16"
  • French sizes: 12, 14, 16, 18, and 20
  • Latex free, hydrophilic coated intermittent catheter
  • Insertion sleeve included, makes for easy use and clean up
  • Innovative packaging is easy to prep while maintaining sterility
  • All silicone design eliminates the potential risks associated with latex and PVC catheters
  • Each, box of 30
From: $1.84
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Picture of Bard Magic 3 Go - 6" Hydrophilic Female Catheter

Bard Magic 3 Go - 6" Hydrophilic Female Catheter

  • Sterile
  • Latex free
  • No water or lubricant needed
  • Ergonomically designed area for a secure grip for easier insertion
  • Each, box of 30
From: $1.89
Picture of Bard Touchless Plus - Red Rubber Closed System Catheter

Bard Touchless Plus - Red Rubber Closed System Catheter

  • Pre-lubricated red rubber catheter
  • Helps prevent a UTI
  • Includes sterile catheter and 1100cc collection bag
  • Available with or without accessories
  • Each, case of 50
From: $4.06
Picture of Coloplast Self-Cath - 10" Pediatric Straight Catheter

Coloplast Self-Cath - 10" Pediatric Straight Catheter

  • Sterile
  • French size: 6, 8, and 10
  • Reduces risk of urethral trauma
  • Smooth polished eyelets for comfort and ease of use
  • Each, box of 30, and case of 12 boxes (360)
From: $0.92
Picture of Coloplast Self-Cath - 16" Soft Straight Catheter

Coloplast Self-Cath - 16" Soft Straight Catheter

  • Sterile
  • Medical grade PVC
  • 16" long, funnel end
  • Smooth polished eyelets for comfort and ease of use
  • Each, box of 30, case of 12 boxes (360)
From: $0.92
Picture of Coloplast Self-Cath - 16" Straight Catheter

Coloplast Self-Cath - 16" Straight Catheter

  • Sterile
  • Latex free
  • Medical grade PVC
  • Smooth polished eyelets
  • 16" long with funnel end
  • Each, box of 30, and case of 12 boxes (360)
From: $0.92
Picture of Coloplast Self-Cath - 16" Straight Catheter in Curved Package

Coloplast Self-Cath - 16" Straight Catheter in Curved Package

  • Sterile
  • Medical grade PVC
  • Smooth polished eyelets
  • 16" long with funnel end
  • Curved package for convenience
  • Each, box of 50, and case of 12 boxes (600)
From: $0.94
Picture of Coloplast Self-Cath Plus - 16" Hydrophilic Straight Catheter

Coloplast Self-Cath Plus - 16" Hydrophilic Straight Catheter

  • Sterile
  • Latex free
  • Medical grade PVC
  • Uncoated Gripzone area
  • Hydrophilic coating provides excellent lubrication and activates with water
  • Each, box of 30, and case of 12 boxes (360); 16 Fr is sold by the box and case only
From: $2.11
Picture of Coloplast Self-Cath Plus - 16" Soft Hydrophilic Straight Catheter

Coloplast Self-Cath Plus - 16" Soft Hydrophilic Straight Catheter

  • Sterile
  • Latex free
  • Hydrophilic coating activates with water
  • Uncoated Gripzone area for easier handling
  • Each, box of 30
From: $2.11
Picture of Coloplast SpeediCath - 14" Hydrophilic Straight Catheter

Coloplast SpeediCath - 14" Hydrophilic Straight Catheter

Coloplast SpeediCath Features

  • Instantly ready to use due to the unique hydrophilic coating
  • Designed to reduce friction for added comfort with hydrophilic coating and polished eyelets
  • Ring-pull opening feature for easy and quick access
  • Adhesive dot ensures the catheter stays securely in place
  • PVC- and phthalate-free, limiting environmental impact
  • French sizes available: 12, 14, 16, and 18
  • Tip style: Straight
  • Sold by the Each, box of 30
  • 18 Fr is only available by the box of 30
  • Latex-free for user safety
From: $1.86
Picture of Coloplast SpeediCath - Compact Male Hydrophilic Intermittent Catheter

Coloplast SpeediCath - Compact Male Hydrophilic Intermittent Catheter

  • Easily fits in pants pocket or back pack
  • 700 ml SpeediBag bag is included for urine collection
  • Pre-hydrated intermittent catheter makes cathing much easier
  • Disposal: put catheter back in case and twist close, then discard
  • Box of 20
From: $107.45
Picture of Coloplast SpeediCath - Compact Male Hydrophilic Intermittent Catheter Set

Coloplast SpeediCath - Compact Male Hydrophilic Intermittent Catheter Set

  • 750 ml attached bag with pre-hydrated intermittent catheter
  • Each catheter is pre-packed in sterile saline
  • Easily fits in purse or pocket
  • Each, box of 20
From: $5.95
Picture of ConvaTec GentleCath - 16" Hydrophilic Intermittent Catheter

ConvaTec GentleCath - 16" Hydrophilic Intermittent Catheter

  • Insertion sleeve included, makes for easy use and clean up
  • Innovative packaging is easy to prep while maintaining sterility
  • Hydrophilic coating
  • Sterile
  • Each, box of 30
From: $1.64
Picture of ConvaTec GentleCath - 16" Intermittent Catheter

ConvaTec GentleCath - 16" Intermittent Catheter

  • French size: 10, 12, 14, and 16
  • Intermittent catheter with tapered funnel end
  • PVC catheter with smooth polished eyelets
  • Each, box of 100
From: $0.48
Picture of Covidien Dover - 16" Red Rubber Catheter

Covidien Dover - 16" Red Rubber Catheter

  • French sizes: 14, 16, and 18
  • Intermittent catheter with funnel end
  • Red rubber catheter with smooth polished eyelets
  • Each, box of 100
From: $0.92
Picture of Covidien Dover Rob-Nel - 16" PVC Intermittent Catheter

Covidien Dover Rob-Nel - 16" PVC Intermittent Catheter

  • Sterile
  • Latex free
  • Length: 16"
  • Smooth rounded tip and funnel end
  • PVC catheter, slightly firmer than red rubber catheters
  • Each, case of 100
From: $0.77
Picture of Cure - 16" Hydrophilic Straight Catheter

Cure - 16" Hydrophilic Straight Catheter

  • Sterile
  • Latex free
  • DEHP Free
  • Polished eyelets for easier insertion
  • Each, box of 30, case of 10 boxes (300)
From: $1.49
Picture of Cure - 16" Intermittent Pocket Catheter

Cure - 16" Intermittent Pocket Catheter

  • Free of latex, DEHP, and BPA
  • Curved packaging for discretion
  • Easy to open
  • 10% of Cure Medical's pretax profit goes to medical research
  • Each, box of 30, case of 10 boxes (300)
From: $0.60
Picture of Cure - 16" Straight Catheter

Cure - 16" Straight Catheter

Cure - 16" Straight Catheter Benefits:

  • 16" intermittent sterile catheter
  • Smooth, fire polished eyelets help enable comfortable use
  • Unique, dual openings for increased ease of use
  • High quality materials not made with DEHP/DINP, BPA or natural rubber latex
  • Offered as a box of 30 and a case of 300 units
  • Available in 12-18” FR
From: $0.60
Picture of Cure - 6" Female Catheter with Funnel End

Cure - 6" Female Catheter with Funnel End

  • Sterile catheter
  • No DEHP
  • Highly polished eyelets
  • Each, box of 30, case of 10 boxes (10 Fr is NOT available by the each)
From: $0.60
Picture of Cure Pocket XL - 25" Straight Catheter with Lubricant

Cure Pocket XL - 25" Straight Catheter with Lubricant

  • Latex free
  • French size: 14
  • DEHP and BPA Free
  • Length: 25" (extra long)
  • Curved packaging with lubricating jelly
  • 10% of Cure Medical's net income goes to medical research
From: $0.69
Picture of Cure Twist - 6" Pre Lubricated Female Catheter

Cure Twist - 6" Pre Lubricated Female Catheter

  • Compact size
  • Easy twist off cap
  • Pre lubricated catheter
  • Polished eyelets
  • DEHP and latex free
  • Each, box of 30
From: $1.34
Picture of Cure Ultra - 16" Pre Lubricated Straight Catheter

Cure Ultra - 16" Pre Lubricated Straight Catheter

  • Sterile
  • Length: 16"
  • Easy tear top
  • French size: 12, 14, and 16
  • "No roll" connector/funnel end
  • Polished eyelets for easier insertion
  • Intermittent catheter with easy grip sleeve
  • Each, box of 30, case of 10 boxes (300)
From: $1.04
Picture of Cure Ultra - 5" Pre-Lubricated Female Catheter

Cure Ultra - 5" Pre-Lubricated Female Catheter

  • Small, easy to use packaging
  • No DEHP, BPA, or latex
  • Pre lubricated
  • Straight tip with funnel end
  • Fire polished eyelets
  • Each, box of 30, case of 10 boxes (300)
From: $0.90
Picture of GentleCath - 6.5" Female Catheter

GentleCath - 6.5" Female Catheter

  • Latex free catheter
  • Round polished eyelets
  • Straight tip intermittent catheter with funnel end
  • Each, box of 100
From: $0.48
Product Information

Description

What is a straight catheter?

A straight catheter is a type of intermittent catheter that is the same diameter along the entire length of the catheter and does not have an angled tip. This is considered the standard type of catheter, but it is offered in different materials and lengths to suit your needs.

Types of Straight Catheters

There are many styles of single-use, straight catheters to choose from including uncoated, pre-lubricated, and hydrophilic.

An uncoated catheter has no lubricant on it when you purchase it. Many people pair a separate lubricating jelly along with an uncoated catheter to make insertion easier.

Pre-lubricated catheters come with a lubricant coating when you buy them. These are great for travel because you won't have to deal with applying catheter lube in a public restroom.

Hydrophilic catheters are coated with a polymer solution that becomes very slick when it comes into contact with water. Some hydrophilic catheters contain a packet of saline water that activates the polymer coating when it is broken. Others are ready to use and do not require activation by the user.

Straight Cath Materials

Straight intermittent catheters can be made from various materials such as vinyl, silicone, or latex. The main difference between the materials is the level of flexibility.

Vinyl catheters, also known as PVC catheters, tend to be the most firm.

The latex variety, also known as a red rubber catheter, is the most flexible of the three.

Silicone catheters fall in the middle when it comes to flexibility.

Length of Straight Catheters

Another factor to consider when choosing straight intermittent catheters is the length.

The lengths usually range from 5-8 inches and 14-16 inches.

The shorter catheters are referred to as female catheters. These can only be used by women because they are not long enough to reach the male bladder.

The longer catheters are typically used by men, but women can also safely use them. These are also popular amongst wheelchair users because it prevents them from having to get out of the chair to cath.

Order Straight Catheters Online

Easily purchase all of the supplies you need for intermittent catheterization online. We offer a wide range of incontinence products at low prices.

Buy your self-catheterization supplies online now!

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