# How do French sizes work?

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## Is 14 French bigger than 16 French?

Size 14 french: green. Size 16 french: orange. Size 18 french: red.

## Is 12 or 14 French bigger?

Size correspondence

French gauge Circumference (mm) Outer diameter
(inches)
12 12.57 0.158
13 13.61 0.170
14 14.66 0.184

## What does 5 French mean?

5 Fr is 1.67 mm and 5.24 mm. 6 Fr is 2 mm and 6.28 mm. 7 Fr is 2.33 mm and​ 7.33 mm.

## What is a urine bag?

Urine drainage bags collect urine. Your bag will attach to a catheter (tube) that is inside your bladder. You may have a catheter and urine drainage bag because you have urinary incontinence (leakage), urinary retention (not being able to urinate), surgery that made a catheter necessary, or another health problem.

## Is a 14 French catheter smaller?

The universal gauge used for determining this number is known as the “French size”. The higher the number the larger the diameter. To determine the size of a urinary catheter, simply multiply the diameter length in millimeters by 3. For example, if the catheter has a diameter of 4.7 mm, it will have an FR size of 14.

## What is a catheter female?

You put a thin tube called a catheter into your bladder. This lets the urine flow out. You may use a catheter if you have nerve damage, a problem with your urinary tract, or diseases that weaken your bladder muscles. Emptying your bladder regularly can prevent urine leaks during the day.

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## What does the 20 FR stand for on a urological catheter?

The French size of a catheter is determined by a simple multiplication of 3 (diameters in millimeters multiplied by 3 = the French size). For example, if a catheter has a diameter of 4.7 millimeters, then the French (Fr) size is 14.

## How do I say 17 in French?

17 = 10 + 7, dix-sept.

Numbers in French: 1-20.

Number In French Pronunciation
17 dix-sept dees set (equal emphasis)
18 dix-huit dees wheet (equal emphasis)
19 dix-neuf dees nuhf (equal emphasis)
20 vingt van

## What is Dix French?

You probably came away from your first ever French class with the knowledge that the French word dix is the number ten. You probably learnt to count to ten, and pronounced dix “diss”, a bit like a rhyme with English “geese”.

## How do you say 1 million in French?

So while “one million” in English is 1,000,000, in French it’s 1.000. 000. Alternately, un million can also be written 1 000 000, where the periods are replaced by single spaces. What would you do with un million de dollars or deux virgule deux millions d’euros?