I later accused the nurse (in jest) of leaving an open tube in there when she took out Cath. I did not leak, I flowed. Flooded would be a better term. (age 56 at DaVinci surgery)
(notes are for US brands/stores)
My first few months I used a Depends pant during the day with a Walgreens men's guard. Changed 7-8 guards a day, but had the pant as a backup (frequently came into service).
The guards are very different in absorbency / capacity. Start with one that is not adequate, and it will make things seem worse.
My "real life test" (have used them all trying to find decent prices) puts them in these categories:
Best capacity, but therefore most bulk, and hard to stuff a spare in a pocket:
Walgreens Mens Guards, Kroger Mens Guards, Target Affirm Mens Guards (I suspect these are all made by the same company). I have not used CVS house brand, but the packaging is the same.
Less capacity, but better fit (less bulk):
Depends Men's Guards
Less capacity, best fit, and covers more area:
Tena Mens Guards
Then there is a group called Drip Collectors by Coloplast. They are for minimal leaks. These are sold through specialty chains in my area. The rest mentioned are in major stores in various package sizes.
Depends and Tena will send samples if you go to their web site and sign up. None of them have been the source of any excessive emails.
I edited this to take out the Coloplast sample mention - I went to their site to get the link, and they do not mention the Drip Collectors now - they seem to be refocused on a type of sheath catheter for that product area.
Post Edited (142) : 2/12/2011 10:07:52 AM (GMT-7)