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If you or a loved one is experiencing any type of urinary issue, Medical Monks is the place to find the products you need at affordable prices. We offer high quality, discounted catheters and a large selection of complimentary securement and drainage products at everyday low prices. And we’ve put all the biggest names in urology supplies in one easy-to-browse place. From Bardia to Self-Cath, SpeediCath to VaPro, the Monks have great prices on all the brands you know and love!
For folks unable to drain their bladder normally, intermittent catheters can be a great option. These one-time-use products are simply inserted into the urethra to empty the bladder, and then removed when the drainage is complete. People who regularly cath in this way can use an average of 2 to 5 catheters per day, so it’s important to keep fully stocked.
With all the deals the Monks provide, you can save tons of cash by going for an uncoated, basic (yet reliable) catheter like Hollister‘s Apogee IC series. But even if you choose a deluxe, pre-lubed pocket model like the Speedicath Compact by Coloplast, you’ll still be saving compared to any other medical supplier out there. We also have intermittent caths in sterile insertion kits, which typically include at least a pair of gloves and a packet of lubricant. They may come with or without the catheter itself included.
If you’re in need of a more constant solution, foley catheter products may be prescribed by your healthcare professional. Like an intermittent catheter, a foley is inserted into the bladder to drain urine. Foleys, however, remain in the bladder for a certain period of time. Sterile foley insertion kits are particularly important with this type of catheter, as are certain accessories that hold the tubes in place, like Monks favorites Statlock and Cath-Secure.
But what to do if you’re unable to stop your bladder from draining? For men, at least, external catheters are a great solution to what is commonly known as overactive bladder. Unlike intermittent and Foley catheters, external catheters are worn like a condom. They collect urine as it drains and send it to a urinary leg bag.
Most externals, old-school “Texas Style” caths notwithstanding, tend to use adhesive to stay attached. There are a range of adhesive strengths available, from light to medium to strong. Many folks also use skin prepping products prior to cath application. These will form a protective barrier on the skin, helping to avoid irritation.
Other urology accessories, such as adhesive removers, can be helpful when dealing with external caths, and every other kind of catheter. From lubricants that help with intermittent insertion, to urine collectors like leg bags and night bags, Medical Monks is fully stocked with products to keep things flowing in the right direction!