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Trouble Inserting Catheter
I am a male that has self-cathetered successfully over the past few months.  However the last two times I tried I could only insert the catheter about an inch before it seemed to be blocked and caused me some pain.  I did not force the catheter at that point because I do not want to injure myself.  What could be the problem in my urethra?  I only require an 8fr catheter.  Why would I have a problem now after being painlessly successful in the past?  

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Your difficulty self catheterizing may be due to an inadequate amount of lubricant as well as the size of your catheter. 8 Fr, is a small catheter. The standard is #14 Fr.  8Fr. catheters are extremYour difficulty self catheterizing may be due to an inadequate amount of lubricant as well as the size of your catheter. 8 Fr, is a small catheter. The standard is #14 Fr.  8Fr. catheters are extremely soft and difficult to insert anywhere. The burning sensation may occur because of an infection or local trauma. A stricture (scarring) of your urethra can cause these symptoms and more.
Is your neurological situation stable?
A  urologic evaluation is indicated .
S.A.Liroff, M.D.
ely soft and difficult to insert anywhere. The burning sensation may occur because of an infection or local trauma. A stricture (scarring) of your urethra can cause these symptoms and more.
Is your neurological situation stable?
A  urologic evaluation is indicated .
S.A.Liroff, M.D.
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I feel that I should post an update.  Shortly after my above post I was again successful through a change in my technique.  When I got to where the "blockage" was I rotated the catheter and slowly progress the catheter without pain!  I am very relieved!  However, after removing the catheter I had a lot of burning sensation.  Was this burning a result of the rotation?
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I inserted a catheter to male patient,due to retaining a 880 mls of urine to his bladder.after the catheter inserted there was not enough urine came out,,i noticed  hematuria.after 3 hours still the urine output is very low and bladder scanner done and showed 810 mls.Is it possble that i entered the catheter wrongly,have i caused more injury to his bladder?
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