A urinary catheter is a small, flexible tube that is used to collect urine from the body.
Unlike other urinary catheters, a condom catheter is not inserted into the urethra. Instead, a
special condom is attached to a catheter to keep the catheter in place and to
collect urine. The condom catheter is used only for short periods of time.
ByHealthwise Staff Primary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine Specialist Medical ReviewerAvery L. Seifert, MD - Urology