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What causes itching in urethera when using disposable catheters?

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Posted on Tue, 2 Sep 2014 in Urinary and Bladder Problems
Question: I have to use disposable catheters to empty my bladder. I have a terrible itch in my urethra and don't know what to do. Could it be an infection???
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Answered by Dr. Grzegorz Stanko 31 minutes later
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Yes.

Detailed Answer:
Hello!

Thank you for the query.

Yes, infection is very probable. Every time you do insert a catheter, there is a risk of inserting bacteria during this action. No matter if everything is sterile or not.
Itching, burning while urinating, frequent urinating, lower abdominal pain, blood in urine are typical infection symptoms.
I suggest you to consult your doctor and have urine analysis done. Antibiotics should be prescribed. You should also increase mineral water intake and start cranberries supplementation.

Hope this will help. Feel free to ask further questions.
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Follow up: Dr. Grzegorz Stanko 39 minutes later
I guess you can't call me in a script. Being Sunday I can't get ahold of my Dr.
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Answered by Dr. Grzegorz Stanko 6 minutes later
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I`m sorry but I cant.
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