Your Number One Resource for Intermittent Catheters
All American Medical Supply Corp. is the number one resource for Intermittent Catheters. We proudly serve residents in the Tri State Area New York. You can count on us to provide top quality intermittent catheters and self catheterization products.
We Supply a number of brand name catheters. Urinary Catheters are available in different (circumference) sizes and lengths to fit your body. Some of our catheters come pre-lubricated for your convenience. You can trust All American Medical Supply for all your urological supplies.
What Is An Intermittent Urinary Catheter?
An Intermittent Urinary Catheter is a medical device used by a male or female to help empty the bladder of urine. Patients who have urinary retention or incomplete bladder emptying are the best candidates for this procedure. If your urologist discovers that you are not completely emptying your bladder when you urinate, he or she may recommend for you to self- catheterize yourself to empty your bladder using an intermittent catheter. This technique is called Clean Intermittent Catheterization (CIC) and is taught to you by a medical assistant or the doctor. You will also be instructed on how many times per day you should do this procedure at home. It is an adjustment at first, but once you have done it a few times, you get the hang of it. There are different types of catheters that we offer to make the process easier for when you are not home, such as pre-lubricated and portable compact catheters.
What Types Of Intermittent Catheters Do We Carry?
Some types of intermittent Catheters we carry are manufactured by Cure Medical, Bard, Hollister, Coloplast and Rochester Medical. We constantly evaluate the products we carry in stock to ensure we offer only the best brand name catheters for your needs.
Straight Catheters are part of the intermittent catheterization. Intermittent Catheterization entails the periodic emptying of the bladder with a sterile catheter each time a person caths. This allows catheter users to prevent dangerous UTI’s.
How Do Intermittent Catheters Work?
Usually a catheter is inserted with the help of a trained professional. A member of your healthcare team will insert the sterilized catheter, or tube into the urethra which connects your genitals to your bladder.
A healthcare team member will explain how to use and care for your catheter.
What Are The Benefits Of Using Intermittent Catheters?
Your doctor or PCP may recommend intermittent catheterization if you have any of the following conditions:
Severe bladder problems that could result in kidney damage
Your doctor may also recommend intermittent catheters if you have spinal cord injuries, spina bifida or certain neurological conditions. Intermittent Catheters may also be used temporarily after certain types of surgeries of the genitals, prostate or abdominal hysterectomy.