Leg Bags

Leg bags are designed to provide discreet storage of urine under clothing and can be attached to either a catheter or a sheath. They are mainly used during the day and are secured to the leg in a convenient position using a range of straps or support devices.

Top Tips

  1. When wearing shorts use a thigh bags or catheter valve
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  3. Leg bag tubing can be cut to different lengths. Experiment with different lengths of inlet tubing to suit your needs
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  5. Use different attachment options depending on where on the leg the bag is situated e.g. leg bag garment holder on calf and straps on the thigh
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  7. If tubing is long enough to reach the ankle it is easy to empty bag without removing trousers
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  9. Consider leg shape, tubing length, strap style and position of bag on the leg when choosing the appropriate product.
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  11. Experiment to find the best position for your leg bag - I alternate between legs to avoid any sores or aggravating cuts and bruises.
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  13. Rinsing out leg bags when away from home can be hard to do discreetly. Plan to rinse them in the bathroom but then have them to dry in your bedroom.
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  15. Use different leg bag volumes according to your needs e.g. if going out and unsure of toilet facilities you could use a larger bag or empty under a tree!
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  17. Use catheter tubing supports to secure the tubing where you want it. For example, down the side of the leg rather than in front of the leg.
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