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Self Catheterization Hematuria
Hematuria is the presence of blood in the urine. When you can see the blood, it's called gross hematuria. When the blood can only be seen under a microscope it is known as microscopic hematuria. Hematuria can be caused by kidney stones, kidney infections, urinary tract infections, an enlarged prostate, cancer, certain medications, and ...Read more
I keep getting staph infectios and bleeding from self catheterization would i be better of using sounds ?
Do you have ....: Narrowing of urethra? (sounds are used for dilation). If so, perhaps surgery to widen the urethra could be a better option. Unfortunately introducing anything external into the urethra carries a risk of infection. I presume you use excellent aseptic technique, including thorough handwashing cleaning the glans thoroughly w betadine, etc & always use a sterile catheter. Chk w your urologist. ...Read more
Could a urethral spasm stop flow of urine when doing straight self catheterization?Or what might cause this to happen? Fullbladderwhen slfcing but urine flow comes inshort spurts&then stops altogether
Yes, but not common: Seeing gross bloody urine (gross heamturia) or few or some red bladder cell under microscope (microhematuria) is possible, but still not common for prostatitis while prostatitis has been commonly assigned to many men with some urinary symptoms such as some suprapubic discomfort, vague ache / pain in the perineum (between sac and anus), slow start of urine flow, slow urine flow, etc. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
There are several...: Reports that you might be referring to. Hematuria can be detected initially by urine dipstick, which would reveal small, moderate, or large blood. A microscopic urinalysis would show more than 3 red cells per high power field. Reports for hematuria workup include: ct-ivp scan, which would reveal stones, tumors, or other abnormalities as causes; a cystoscopy note would outline cysto findings. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer