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    Anyone here use the VaPro intermittent catheter made by Hollister? It looks like a very cool all in one catheter. The only downside is they are very expensive. Thank you!

    https://youtu.be/PmKakjoTimY

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    Originally posted by smokey View Post
    Anyone here use the VaPro intermittent catheter made by Hollister? It looks like a very cool all in one catheter. The only downside is they are very expensive. Thank you!

    https://youtu.be/PmKakjoTimY
    hands down best i have tried. all i will use. ins covers then, no issue there
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    • #3
      vapro touchless here.

      http://www.hollister.ca/en-ca/produc...ttent-catheter

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      • #4
        Hi,

        sorry for my poor english

        In Germany the Hollister Catheters are covered by most insurance. It is a nearly perfect one, very easy handling even when you are a quad. I use it myself and have had no uti the last few years. One problem: From 100 catheters 4 or 5 are "dry", than you can't use it. The Hollister advance is a similar one, but a gel catheter. With this type i never have had a "dry" one.-

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        • #5
          store according to the arrows on the box, that should solve the dry problem.
          Originally posted by klaus560 View Post
          Hi,

          sorry for my poor english

          In Germany the Hollister Catheters are covered by most insurance. It is a nearly perfect one, very easy handling even when you are a quad. I use it myself and have had no uti the last few years. One problem: From 100 catheters 4 or 5 are "dry", than you can't use it. The Hollister advance is a similar one, but a gel catheter. With this type i never have had a "dry" one.-
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          • #6
            Originally posted by fuentejps View Post
            hands down best i have tried. all i will use. ins covers then, no issue there
            I agree. I?ve been using the Hollister Advancaed Plus Intermediate Plus kind since 2014. Very easy to use and when folded in half properly it fits well into the little pouch I carry on my chair.
            I?m going to get some samples of these though. I like the compact idea, makes it easier to use and carry.
            I?m on Medicare and since I was plagued with UTI?s recently a proper letter of necessity was written and they cover my catheters 100% for me. 200 a month.

            I have some other closed system kits kicking around here that were given to me from a friend, but they’re too short and I cannot get them into my bladder. I cannot recall the name as it’s first time I’ve ever used/seen them.

            Ed

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            • #7
              Say what? I thought I was a big swingin'... Either you're not human or have some interesting anatomy. If I had to guess maybe and inch or two of the tube is left visible once in operational state? Don't work for you?

              As a side note, if you need more than 200/mo, I discovered during fixing a F-up between my provider and insurance, that per medicare rules, you can get more then 200/mo with 'documented need provided by a Dr. for more units per month'. Or at least that's what my provider said when countering nonsense spewing out from BCBS's customer service representative, lol. So if you need 'em, have the doc write 'em, probably should get them.

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              • #8
                Do you guys find the VaPro Plus catheters are too wobbly or not rigid enough to advance past the sphincter easily? I hav used some soft latex catheters that give me trouble passing through the sphincter. It's like pushing on a string.

                Also, do you have to pinch off or fold the catheter when withdrawing them from your dick to keep the urine in the catheter and prevent the urine from soaking your dick and nuts? The animated video link I included in my original question shows the guy just pulling the catheter out without pinching or folding the funnel end. If I don't pinch off the catheter I basically "power wash" my dick and nuts with urine. Thanks.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by smokey View Post
                  Do you guys find the VaPro Plus catheters are too wobbly or not rigid enough to advance past the sphincter easily? I hav used some soft latex catheters that give me trouble passing through the sphincter. It's like pushing on a string.

                  Also, do you have to pinch off or fold the catheter when withdrawing them from your dick to keep the urine in the catheter and prevent the urine from soaking your dick and nuts? The animated video link I included in my original question shows the guy just pulling the catheter out without pinching or folding the funnel end. If I don't pinch off the catheter I basically "power wash" my dick and nuts with urine. Thanks.
                  not at all because you can touch it anywhere, so i just push from an inch or so from my penis so im not trying to thread a noodle from 6 inches away. no pinch just keep introducer tip in your penis while pulling cath out into its sheeth, no drips
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                  • #10
                    Is there any difference between the VaPro Plus Pocket catheter and the VaPro Plus catheter?

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                    • #11
                      i struggled with the pocket version due to the cath being wrapped in small package instead of straight. it stayed that way when removed from package i found it troublesome with quad paws. i use the regular vapro plus in long straight package
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                      • #12
                        How much are you paying for the vapro pocket catheter?

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                        • #13
                          Couple more questions regarding the VaPro Plus catheters; Do you swab the head of your dick and meatus with betadine at all? Do you still wash your hands before catheterizing? I opened 2 VaPro Plus packages and the contents were both wet.....is that just normal condensation from being wrapped in a foil package? Thanks.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by smokey View Post
                            Couple more questions regarding the VaPro Plus catheters; Do you swab the head of your dick and meatus with betadine at all? Do you still wash your hands before catheterizing? I opened 2 VaPro Plus packages and the contents were both wet.....is that just normal condensation from being wrapped in a foil package? Thanks.
                            they are hydrophilic that mioisture activates the catheter so its slippery. i purrell my hands and use 2 wet wipes on penis
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                            • #15
                              This is a bit off-topic but one of my concerns with closed system catheters is that I sometimes have volumes over 1000cc, occasionally up to 1500ccs. I know it's not ideal but sometimes it happens. A lot of the ones I looked at couldn't handle those volumes, including this one. Is there something one can do if the volume gets up to around 1000 cc and one is using one of these closed bags?

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