A coude catheter is a type of urinary catheter that has a curved or angled tip. This design is meant to help navigate around obstructions in the urinary tract, such as an enlarged prostate, and reach the bladder more easily. Coude catheters are commonly used for men who have urinary tract obstructions but can also be used for women in certain situations.
Like other types of urinary catheters, coude catheters can be intermittent or indwelling, and are inserted and removed by a healthcare professional. It is important to follow the instructions of a healthcare professional and the manufacturer’s instructions for proper insertion, care, and maintenance of coude catheters to reduce the risk of infection and other complications.