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How to be Discreet

From using catheters in your own home to when you are out and about.

There are many creative options to help you maintain discreetness when it comes to your cathing routine.


To feel comfortable at home, especially when you have guests that don't know you use intermittent catheters, you may want to store your supplies in the bedroom, or in a container that doesn't look like a box for catheters. Options like decorative baskets or simple opaque storage bins under the sink can be used to keep catheter supplies close but out of sight. After use, you may consider simply wrapping them in toilet paper before placing them in the trash to avoid being seen by guests.


Outside of the home is one of the main areas people are concerned about discretion. For women, carrying catheters in a handbag is fairly easy, but when walking to the bathroom without a bag some users may decide to slip the catheter up their sleeve to keep it hidden, if they don't have any pockets.

Men also have a number of different approaches they may use to be discrete, such as putting the folded catheter into a pocket, storing one inside a money belt or, for short trips to the bathroom, even placing one inside a sock. Depending on the intermittent catheter you use, you may want to carry a sealable bag to put the catheter into after use, so that you can place it in a pocket until you get to a trash can. The important thing is to find what works for you. Practice a few options where you're most comfortable so you can have the confidence and relief while you're out.


Your choice of product can also impact how easy it can be to conceal your catheters when out in public. Talk to one of our me+™ specialists today to explore what product options are available for you.

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