A catheter valve is not suitable for everyone, so before you use a catheter valve it is important to discuss this with your doctor or nurse. It's a medical device designed to be used with an indwelling urethral or suprapubic catheter and is suitable for both men and women.
Here are some reasons why a clinician may decide that a catheter valve is not right for you:
- You’re unable to operate the valve lever
- You’re unable to remember to operate the valve
- You have limited bladder capacity
- You have reduced bladder sensation
- You are renally impaired or have ureteric reflux
- You have an overactive bladder
If your healthcare professional has recommended a catheter valve for you, there are many benefits.
The Ugo Catheter Valve has many features:
- It’s easy to operate
- It has a safety lever feature to prevent accidentally opening
- Its no leakage design prevents embarrassment
- No sharp edges
- Soft silicone tube for attaching to all drainage bags
A catheter valve is used as an alternative to a urine drainage bag. However, unlike bags, it allows you to maintain the normal function of your bladder by allowing it to fill and drain intermittently.
Using a catheter valve may also help reduce your risk of catheter-related infections, catheter blockage and other catheter-related traumas.