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I have been self-catheterising without problem for more than

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I have been self-catheterising without problem for more than 10 years, using Hollister Advance catheters size 4.7mm x 40cm. Over the last few weeks, I have been experiencing pain during insertion of the catheters. The pain occurs when the catheter is about halfway in but disappears within a second or two as it is fully inserted, leaving a slightly uncomfortable feeling. There is no pain or difficulty in withdrawing the catheter. Occasionally there is a little blood present on the tip of the catheter, but that is normal.
Can you suggest a course of action please

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Your best course of action is to see your urologist and have her examine your urethra, perhaps do a complete cystoscopy.

There are many issues that could be causing your symptoms and the only way to figure out what is going on is with a good exam.
One thing is for sure: This is not something you should ignore as there is a very good chance things will just get worse left undiagnosed and untreated.

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