A catheter leg bag is designed to collect urine and be attached to either a urethral or suprapubic catheter. There are many variations of leg bags on the market and it’s important to select the leg bag that suits your needs. Your doctor or nurse will be able to help you with this if you are unsure.
There are 8 different leg bags in our Ugo Leg Bag range, each with small variances that will make a difference to you as the wearer.
First and foremost, let’s start with the size. Our Ugo Leg Bags contour to your natural leg shape and are available in 3 different sizes – 350ml, 500ml and 750ml. They’re designed to be worn under your clothing on your thigh or calf. The size of leg bag you choose may depend on where you choose to wear it, but you must also consider the volume of urine you produce and how often you will be emptying your leg bag. Your nurse or doctor will be able to help you if this is unclear.
The second feature to consider is the length of leg bag tubing. The Ugo Leg Bags are available in 3 different lengths – short, long and direct inlet. It’s important to select the right length tube for you as selecting the wrong length could affect where you can wear your leg bag. For example, if you’re a very tall gentleman and would prefer to wear your leg bag positioned on your calf, you might be better with a long tube rather than a short tube.
The position you choose to wear your leg bag is up to you and will depend on many factors which are personal to you.
These include whether you have a urethral or suprapubic catheter, the length of your catheter and the length of your catheter leg bag tubing, your leg bag volume and your level of mobility or activity. In addition to these factors, you may need to consider what clothing you are wearing and your daily activities.
Your nurse will be able to assist you in finding the best position for you to wear your leg bag. It’s important to remember, wherever you choose to wear your leg bag, you must always support the weight of your leg bag and never allow the leg bag to hang down unsupported.
Our Ugo Leg Bags are supplied with a pair of leg bag straps which allow you to fix your leg bag on your thigh, knee or shin. Alternatively, you can use a leg bag sleeve or bag belt to support the weight of your leg bag. Watch our user videos to see how our Ugo Fix range can help support your leg bag by clicking here.