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What is a straight catheter? A straight catheter is a type of intermittent catheter that is same diameter along the entire length of the catheter a ... [read more]
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Bard - 6" Hydrophilic Female Catheter

3069
  • Sterile
  • 6” hydrophilic catheter
  • Sterile water reduces friction
  • Latex and PVC free
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Rusch - Straight Tip Closed System Catheter

3075
  • Sterile
  • Helps reduce UTI's
  • 16" prelubricated intermittent catheter with collection bag
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LoFric Hydro-Kit - Closed Sytem Hydrophilic Catheter

3219
  • Smooth catheter eyes
  • Nelation rounded catheter tips
  • Includes catheter, water pocket, and collection bag
  • Convenient tear point allows for easier emptying
  • Low-friction catheter minimizes risk of infection, while maximizing comfort
  • Latex free
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Coloplast Self-Cath - Straight Tip Closed System Catheter Kit

3469
  • Kit includes: BZK towelette, gloves, underpad, and PVI swabsticks
  • Designed to reduce the risk of urinary tract infections (UTI)
  • 1100 ml urine collection bag
  • Latex free medical grade PVC
  • Smooth polished eyelets
From $3.87

SpeediCath - Hydrophilic Female Catheter

3600
  • PVC and phthalate free
  • Hydrophilic coating
  • 2.75" long
From $1.83

SpeediCath - 6" Hydrophilic Female Catheter

3601
  • Pre-hydrated, ready to use catheter
  • Polished eyelets and hydrophilic coating
  • Packaging can be opened with one finger
  • Free of latex, PVC, and phthalates
From $1.80

Bard Magic 3 - 16" Silicone Intermittent Catheter

3604
  • All silicone design eliminates the potential risks associated with latex and PVC catheters
  • Comfortable, easy and reliable intermittent catheters
  • Gentle on sensitive skin, optimal handling, and easy insertion
  • Latex free
  • Sterile
From $1.53

Bard Magic 3 - 6" Female Catheter

3716
  • Sterile catheter
  • 3 layer design
  • Tapered catheter tip
  • Large drainage eyelets
From $1.53

Cure Twist - 6" Pre Lubricated Female Catheter

3721
  • Compact size
  • Easy twist off cap
  • Pre lubricated catheter
  • Polished eyelets
  • DEHP and latex free
From $1.31

Bard Magic 3 - 16" Hydrophilic Catheter

3724
  • 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
From $1.72

LoFric Primo - 16" Hydrophilic Straight Catheter

3853
  • Easy insertion and removal
  • Sterile water pack
  • Folds into pocket or purse
  • Latex free
  • PVC free
From $2.09

Cure - 16" Intermittent Pocket Catheter

3929
  • Free of latex, DEHP, and BPA
  • Curved packaging for discretion
  • Easy to open
  • 10% of Cure Medical's pretax profit goes to medical research
From $0.57

Rusch H2O - Hydrophilic Closed System Catheter Kit

3938
  • Designed to reduce urethral trauma
  • Introducer tip protects catheter from bacteria
  • Closed system catherization kit, helps reduce UTIs
  • Sterile compact way to maintain a healthy active lifestyle
From $3.59

Cure - 16" Hydrophilic Straight Catheter

3952
  • Sterile
  • Latex free
  • DEHP Free
  • Polished eyelets for easier insertion
From $1.46

Coloplast SpeediCath - Compact Male Hydrophilic Intermittent Catheter Set

3953
  • 750 ml attached bag with pre-hydrated intermittent catheter
  • Each catheter is pre-packed in sterile saline
  • Easily fits in purse or pocket
From $5.95

ConvaTec GentleCath - 16" Hydrophilic Intermittent Catheter

3962
  • Insertion sleeve included, makes for easy use and clean up
  • Innovative packaging is easy to prep while maintaining sterility
  • Hydrophilic coating
  • Sterile
From $1.58

GentleCath - 8" Hydrophilic Female Catheter

3965
  • Insertion sleeve
  • Funnel shaped end
  • Hydrophilic coating
  • Sterile catheter
From $1.58

GentleCath - 6.5" Female Catheter

4002
  • Latex free catheter
  • Round polished eyelets
  • Straight tip intermittent catheter with funnel end
From $0.48

ConvaTec GentleCath - 16" Intermittent Catheter

4003
  • French size: 12, 14, and 16
  • Intermittent catheter with tapered funnel end
  • PVC catheter with smooth polished eyelets
From $0.48

LoFric - 8" Hydrophilic Female Catheter

4045
  • Soft, flexible design
  • Hydrophilic coating eliminates friction
  • Does not contain latex, PVC, or phthalates
From $62.95

Hollister Apogee Plus - Closed System Catheter Kit

4086
  • Sterile
  • Latex free
  • Firm catheter
  • Introducer tip
  • Helps reduce UTIs
From $3.78

Hollister Advance Plus - Closed System Catheter Kit

4087
  • Sterile
  • Latex free
  • Closed catheter system kit in 12 Fr and 14 Fr
  • Introducer tip protects catheter from bacteria
  • Helps reduce UTIs
From $4.95

Hollister VaPro Plus - 8" Closed System Catheter

4094
  • Straight tip
  • No latex, PVC, or phthalates
  • Hydrophilic female catheter
  • Protective sleeve and covered tip
From $5.45

Hollister VaPro Plus - 16" Hydrophilic Closed System Catheter

4095
  • Latex free
  • Catheterization on the go, no receptacle needed
  • Provides ease of use and protection from bacteria
  • Hydrophilic catheter with a tip and sleeve
From $5.45

Rusch Rob Nel - 16" Red Rubber Catheter

4113
  • Sterile
  • Contains natural rubber latex
  • Straight packaged male catheter
  • Smooth rounded tip and funnel end
From $0.99
Description

What is a straight catheter?

A straight catheter is a type of intermittent catheter that is 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.


Additional Information

There are many styles of 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 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.

Another factor to consider when choosing a 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.

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