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And Today When I Tried To Self Catheter I Couldn’t

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Posted on Fri, 26 Jun 2020
Question: And today when I tried to self catheter I couldn’t get the tube in all the way
Would the infection cause this
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Follow up: Dr. Olgeta Xhufka (5 minutes later)
I am male I self catheter myself I have a kidney infection now
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Answered by Dr. Olgeta Xhufka (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
I think this can't be related to infection.

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear, welcome to Ask a doctor's service.
I read your query and here is my advice.

It's not likely that the infection is causing the tube not to go further.
I think possibly you reached the urinary sphincter muscle which is possibly prohibiting you to do self catheterization.

It is about 6 inch from the opening of the urethra. Having a deep breath or increasing abdominal pressure may have helped you.

I don't think this can be related to the infection.

Hope I have answered the question.
Let me know if I can assist you further.

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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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Dr. Olgeta Xhufka

General & Family Physician

Practicing since :2011

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And Today When I Tried To Self Catheter I Couldn’t

I am male I self catheter myself I have a kidney infection now