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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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VaPro Plus Pocket - 8" Hydrophilic Intermittent Catheter

  • Sterile
  • Latex, PVC, and phthalate free
  • Pocket pack measures 3 3/4" W x 6" L
  • Protective tip and sleeve reduce bacterial contamination
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Hollister VaPro Plus Pocket - 16" Hydrophilic Intermittent Catheter

  • Sterile
  • Latex free
  • Pocket pack measures 4" W x 6" L
  • Discrete male catheter designed for those with active lifestyles
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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
From $104.45

Bard Magic 3 - 6" Hydrophilic Female Catheter

  • Sterile
  • Latex and PVC free
  • Sterile water packet included
  • Secure grip area for easy handling
From $1.75

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

  • Sterile
  • Latex free
  • Hydrophilic coating activates with water
  • Uncoated Gripzone area for easier handling
From $2.05

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
From $1.77

ConvaTec GentleCath - 16" Hydrophilic Catheter Kit

  • Sterile
  • Hydrophilic catheter with insertion kit
  • Insertion sleeve, no direct hand contact with catheter
  • Helps in the reduction of Urinary Tract Infections
From $30.40

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
From $0.87

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 $0.66

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
From $1.01

SpeediCath - Compact Plus Hydrophilic Female Catheter

  • Hydrophilic catheter
  • Free of latex, PVC, and phthalates
  • 2 cm longer than traditional Speedicath Compact
From $1.83

Hollister Onli - 16" Hydrophilic Straight Catheter

  • Sterile
  • Straight tip
  • Simple to use
  • Easy open package
  • Pre-hydrated catheter
From $1.73

Rusch - Red Rubber Closed System Catheter

  • 16" sterile catheter
  • Pre-lubricated with smooth polished eyelets
  • Capped introducer tip extends sterile field
  • Contains natural rubber latex
From $3.63

Rusch - Soft PVC Closed System Catheter

  • Sterile pre-lubricated soft PVC catheter
  • Introducer tip helps stop UTIs
  • Available in 14 Fr
  • Includes catheter and collection bag
From $3.68

Cure - 6" Female Catheter

  • Straight, round tip
  • Polished eyelets
  • Latex, BPA, and DEHP free
From $0.57

GentleCath Glide - 16" Hydrophilic Intermittent Catheter

  • Gripper sleeve for sanitation
  • Funnel-shaped end
  • Water sachet included
  • Sterile
From $1.81

Medline - 6" Female Catheter

  • Color coded funnel
  • Two drainage eyelets
  • Intermittent catheter
  • Sterile
From $26.90

Rusch MMG - Red Rubber Closed System Catheter Kit

  • 16" pre-lubricated intermittent catheter
  • Convenient urinary catheter kit, helps to reduce urinary tract infections
  • Kit includes: BZK towelette, gloves, underpad and gauze
  • Sterile, one time use red rubber catheter
From $3.83

Rusch MMG - Soft Closed System Catheter Kit

  • 16" pre-lubricated intermittent catheter
  • Convenient urinary catheterization kit, reduces UTIs
  • Kit includes BZK towelette, gloves, underpad, and gauze
  • Sterile
From $382.54

Bard MAGIC3 GO - Male Hydrophilic Catheter

  • Silicone
  • Includes Sure-Grip insertion sleeve
  • CleanGlide Technology
  • Three layer silicone technology
  • Comfort designed tapered tip
  • Easy carry, discreet packaging
From $1.77

Cure Medical - 16" Pocket Intermittent Catheter with Lubricant

  • Size: 14 FR
  • Straight tip, funnel end, 16" standard length
  • Not made with DEHP/DINP, BPA, or natural rubber latex
  • Smooth polished eyelets
  • Includes a packet of sterile lubricant
  • U-Shaped packaging fits in your pocket
From $0.66

Hollister Infyna Chic Hydrophilic Intermittent Female Catheter

  • Easy to open and close with one hand
  • Will not leak when reclosed
  • Easy to grip and remove from case
  • Available in 10 - 14 FR
  • Sold by the each and the box of 30
  • Discreet case with a pearlescent finish with a satin sheen
From $1.67

Cure Closed System Catheter

  • Straight tip, pre-lubricated catheter
  • 1500 ml collection bag
  • Smooth polished eyelets
  • Free of latex, BPA, and DEHP
  • Available in 14 Fr.
From $3.00

BD 16" Intermittent Catheter

  • Available in 12FR, 14FR, 16FR
  • Sterile, single use only
  • Funnels are color coded by French size
  • Easy to open packaging
  • Heat-polished offset eyelets for easy drainage
  • Sold by the each and the box of 30
From $0.77

BD Ready-To-Use 16” Straight Hydrophilic Catheter

  • Straight catheter
  • 16" in length
  • Pre-lubricated with PVP hydrophilic coating
  • Fire polished eyelets
  • Contains no latex, BPA, or DEHP
From $1.67

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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