Q: How do I choose the right size sheath?
A: To ensure a comfortable and secure fit, Conveen® Optima comes in four different sizes and two different lengths:
- A standard length (25, 30, 35 & 40mm diameter)
- A shorter length (21, 25, 30 & 35mm diameter)
- A shorter length Conveen Optima will be suitable for the majority of men.
The penis should be measured mid-shaft, or at the widest point. If the penis is found to be between two sizes of Conveen Optima, the smaller size should be selected. If you do not already have a measuring guide, please contact Coloplast.
Q: How to use Conveen Optima?
A: Instructions for how to apply and use sheaths are included in the box you received.
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Like anything new, using a sheath for the first time or changing to a different type of sheath can take a bit of getting used to. If you are worried about this, choose a few quiet days when you are close to home. Check that you are following all the instructions correctly and do not be afraid to try again – practice makes perfect.
Q: How often should I change my sheath?
A: The sheath should be changed every 24 hours. The old one should be gently removed with warm, soapy water. Always take care to ensure the skin is clean and dry before applying the new sheath.
Q: What do I do if my sheath does not appear to be sticking properly?
A: Ensure you are not using a moisturising soap as this can sometimes leave a moisturising film on the skin which may prevent the adhesive from sticking correctly.
There is a skin prep wipe, available from Coloplast, which can be wiped along the shaft of the penis to provide a barrier between the sheath and the skin, and this helps to aid adhesion. Do not use this on broken or sore skin.
It is important that you have the correct size of sheath and that the sheath is applied smoothly, with no wrinkles or bubbles.
You should measure your penis regularly and measuring guides are available through Coloplast.
Q: How should I store and dispose of my sheaths?
A: Each Conveen Optima sheath comes in a colour-coded, light-weight smart pack. Conveen Optima sheaths should be stored in a cool, dry place (maximum temperature 25°C) out of the sun. Used sheaths should be disposed of in a bin.
The packaging for each individual urisheath is very compact, allowing a month’s supply of Conveen Optima to fit into a small cardboard box. Both the cardboard box and compact plastic packaging can be discarded with ordinary household waste.