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Father has recurrent infections of UTI as he does self cath for a neurogenic bladder. Are his kidneys getting damaged?

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Dr. Steve Montoya
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: Urology

Probably not but recheck with his urology md.

In brief: Urology

Probably not but recheck with his urology md.
Dr. Steve Montoya
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Dr. Gael Yonnet
It's important to know whether these are simple UTIs or Pyelonephritis. It is always a possibility that the kidneys might be affected. It's important to recognize the signs of a UTI quickly, get the urine tested with a urinalysis and a urine culture and get started on the appropriate antibiotic. Clean technique with sterile catheters and use of latex gloves may help decrease the risk of infections
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