This is a bag that is connected to the catheter worn under your clothing during the day. Sometimes leg bags are also used to connect to the end of an intermittent catheter to collect urine. There are many different types of leg bags. All leg bags have taps that allow them to be emptied when needed. Leg bags hold between 500 – 800mL.
When using a leg bag with an IDC or SPC, the lag bag MUST be sterile. Most manufacturers recommend that the leg bag be changed once a week but, providing the bag is in good condition (no breaks or perished areas) and there is no staining or foul smell, it is possible to use the bag for longer than this.