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can urethal inserts be left in at all times, had cancer

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can urethal inserts be left in at all times, had penis cancer and had to have reconstructive surgery and now spray all over when peeing. like the idea of a hollow insert to pee thru
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Charogat replied 2 years ago.
Dr. Charogat :

Hi, and thank you for coming to justanswer.com

Dr. Charogat :

You can speak to your doctor about various ways to try and relieve this problem, but catheters can not be left in indefinitely. When you have a foreign body like that in your body it becomes an area that is prone to infection because the bacteria can latch onto any of the small - even microscopic bumps where the catheter is laying.

Customer:

hi, i was thinking of trying a metal insert no more than 2.5 inches long, made of surgical grade metal

Dr. Charogat :

Where the metal starts and where it ends will be areas that the bacteria can grab onto, even surgical grade

Dr. Charogat :

Any time there is a foreign object in the body it is considered an area with high risk of infection.

Customer:

this would be hollow, so how long could i leave it in, a week?

Dr. Charogat :

I wouldn't even leave it in for that long.

Customer:

i just dont like the idea of inserting it every time i need to pee. do you have any recommendations as how to cure this problem

Dr. Charogat :

post operatively a catheter is often left in place for a while in order to make sure the lumen stays opened.

Dr. Charogat :

The two possible solutions would be

Dr. Charogat :

1. The surgeon should check the reason for the problem -- if you only have a bit of scar tissue that is causing the problem then it is likely not difficult to fix. If it is more complicated than that the surgeon will need to explore other reconstructive options.

Dr. Charogat :

2. A less invasive and much less practical solution is to use a condom catheter. That is exactly what it sounds like - a condom like beginning with a tube (that usually leads to a urine collection bag).

Customer:

have had the pee hole opened up by surgery, but it has closed up again, stretching doesnt seem to work for very long either.

Customer:

ok thanks, ***** ***** go. bye

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