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Female External Catheter

I love my Bidet but I just found the perfect invention to my MS bladder issues. I'm not going to get into my story about how I was introduced to this fairly new product at a recent Kaiser visit--However I'm going to share this product with you. You can purchase it now. Look it up on Google. It's like wearing a long pad!!
The PUREWICK Female External Catheter is a solution for bed and wheelchair bound women. The soft, flexible, external disposable "wick" is attached to a continuous low pressure pump, wicks urine away into a designated collection canister. The "wick" is tucked between the labia and gluteus muscles, but external to the body, keeping you dry... minimizing bedsores, UTI, bedding/clothing changing and NO pain!!! www.purewick.com

  1. Thank you so much for sharing ! Did you get this through your doctor? Keep us updated as you use it if you'd like - would love to hear how it continues to work for you! Best, Margot, MultipleSclerosis.net Team

    1. How does this work in a home with regard to the suction? Do you just plug it in?

      1. Hi . This is a really good question. It looks like this device comes with a urine collection system that looks a bit like a small dehumidifier. It has a tube that connects to the battery system that plugs directly into the wall. The tube for the catheter also connects to the urine collection system. When you turn the device on and place the external catheter, it will begin to suction any urine that it detects is there. I am including this link to the video I also watched to figure this out: https://www.purewickathome.com/how-it-works/. It looks like a pretty interesting system. Would be glad to hear your thoughts on it as well. Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any other questions! Warmly, Kayleigh, MultipleSclerosis.net team

    2. Hi ! I wanted to circle back on this comment from a while ago and ask your thoughts on this product that you posted about. Warmly, Kayleigh, MultipleSclerosis.net team

      1. I used this after surgery in 2015. While in hospital they had a big Purewick Machine they used on me. No catheter but a large pad. I loved it and researched when I got home, saw they made a smaller one for home. I purchased but haven't had to use yet. I'm a powerchair user, MS took the use of my legs, I'll eventually have to use it

        1. It does sound like a wonderful option, @caroljoy, especially since constant catheter use can lead to UTIs and kidney infections in some people. This seems like a much safer and more comfortable option. Thanks for sharing! - Lori (Team Member)

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