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Catheter size

Use the narrowest, softest Urinary catheters are sized using French (F) units. The French number divided by 3 is the outer diameter of the catheter in millimeters.  

Ranges:

Infant: 8F

Child/adolescent: 10-12

Adult and large adolescent: 14-18F (female/male)

Most common: 14F to 16F used in large, older adolescents and adults

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