Male Incontinence Solutions

Male Incontinence Solutions
Urinary incontinence is a common problem that can affect men of all ages. It may be caused by weakening or damage to the bladder muscles, a medical condition, an enlarged prostate gland or a urinary tract infection.

Bladder control problems can make a man feel embarrassed, but effective treatments are available to help him lead a normal life again. Find out what’s best for you by talking with your doctor or health care professional.

Condom Catheters

Condom catheters, also known as male external catheters, are a non-invasive option for men who suffer from urinary incontinence. These products drain urine out of the body and into a leg bag that is strapped to the patient’s leg.

They come in different sizes and have different features. It’s important to talk to your doctor about the right size and features for you.

Using a condom catheter requires knowledge of the anatomy and the correct application techniques. Consult your doctor, a medical supply company or online resource for help with this.

The first challenge is achieving a good seal around the penis. This can be achieved by using a self-adhering catheter, or by spraying or pouring adhesive on the shaft.

Adhesive Pouch Catheters

An adhesive pouch catheter is a type of urinary device that covers your penis. It's typically made of hydrocolloid with a silicone seal, which creates a snug, non-slip fit that keeps your skin dry while preventing urine from leaking.

These types of devices are often used by men who have incontinence issues, but don't need a regular indwelling catheter. These products also have an absorbent pad, a drainage tube and are often designed to be emptied into a storage bag that can be disposed of in the toilet.

Adhesive leg bag catheters are an alternative to internal catheters for people who need a urinary catheter but can't keep track of when they need to use it. They attach to the thigh of the patient, usually with straps. The leg bag has an anti-reflux valve, a drainage valve and may have a pump to empty the bladder.

External Catheters

For men with mild urinary incontinence, external catheters (also known as condom-style catheters) may be a good option. They are a less invasive treatment and carry lower risks of urinary tract infections, compared to indwelling catheters.

The sheath of a male external catheter has a skin-friendly adhesive that forms a seal to prevent leakage. The tip of the sheath connects to drainage tubing, which leads to a leg bag or other urinary drainage bag.

A male external catheter is made of an adhesive base and a breathable fabric that diverts urine away from the skin to minimize skin irritation and Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI). To ensure a tight fit, make sure your penis is dry before you apply it.

Absorbent Products

Absorbent products for adult incontinence can be an important part of helping patients to manage their urinary and faecal leaks. They can help prevent embarrassing accidents, simplify a patient's life, and increase their confidence.

The types of absorbent product a patient should use depend on their particular situation and their needs. They can include pads, liners, disposable underwear and our top recommendation reusable Incontinence underwear for men

Some absorbent products can be disposed of without smelling, whereas others may contain chemical odor neutralizers and zeolites to reduce odour even after disposal.

Absorbent pads are one of the most common male incontinence solutions available, but men should choose them carefully. They need to be able to protect skin health, and they should be comfortable to wear and wash.

Drip Collectors

A drip collector is a small pocket of absorbent padding with a waterproof backing. These pads are often used to help keep skin dry and prevent odor. They can be worn in conjunction with reusable briefs or undergarments.

Drip collectors are helpful for men who leak just a little, but who have not found relief with an incontinence pad or guard. They are held in place by close-fitting underwear and can be disposed of after use.

Drip collectors are available in various sizes and absorbencies to meet a wide range of needs. They can be worn around the penis only or around the scrotum for added protection. They are also easy to clean and dispose of.