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I started CIC, Clean Intermittent Catheterization May of 2018. The first time I did it was in a Urologist's office. The Urologist himself taught me how to do it. Unfortunately he skipped the hand washing step and I was using a red rubber catheter which requires pushing the catheter in with your fingers. I developed a UTI within a day or two. While on a 10 day course of the antibiotic, Cipro. I went in for a PSA test. The PSA came back at 26 where six months earlier it had been 2.4 before using catheters. The high PSA is to be expected with a UTI. I had another PSA test 4 months later that came in at 6.2 so it had come down but was still high. Another PSA test 6 months after that was 5.3, so lower again, but still high. The whole time I continued using the catheters.
My question is: Can the use of intermittent catheters about 5 to 6 times per day raise PAS level because of the irritation to the prostate ? You people who have been using catheters and have had your PSA tested, what is your experience ?
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