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Wednesday, November 12, 2008 jasrob2008, Community Member, asks

Q: Does the insertion and extraction of a catheter damage or irritate the urethra?

It been irritated and red around the opening for 3 days.
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Jay Motola, Health Pro
1/10/10 10:16am

Catheterization should not be associated withy damage to the sphincter.  When a catheter is left in place, it is common to see irritation and redness around the urethral meatus (opening at the tip of the penis).

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By jasrob2008, Community Member— Last Modified: 06/19/12, First Published: 11/12/08