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I am 24 years old and had a wet dream just now with a catheter in. I came around the sides of the catheter. I am concerned about infection.

I originally got the catheter for a tear in my urethra. I have to wear the catheter for another week and a day before it is scheduled to come out for a test to see if it healed.

I took a shower. Everything seems ok right now. No blood. I am going to take some pain pills and go back to sleep for awhile.

Should I be concerned about infection? Should I get my catheter replaced? (I'd really rather not go back to the hospital)

thank you!

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Alex:

There is no need for any concern regarding your situation.  Semen is quite sterile and will not by itself cause any infection.  There is no need to replace the catheter just because of this event.  In fact, it could even be dangerous or even harmful to try before adequate healing has occurred.  You should notify your local urologist but I'd be very surprized if he gave any other advice on this issue.

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Stephen W. Leslie, MD

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Questions concerning erectile dysfunction, kidney stones and prostate disorders including prostate cancer. I have a special interest in kidney stone disease prevention.

Experience

Full time practicing urologist with 30 years experience. Associate Professor of Surgery and Chief of Urology at Creighton University Medical Center. Editor in Chief of eMedicine Urology internet textbook. Author of only NIH approved book written for patients by a urologist on the subject of kidney stones "The Kidney Stones Handbook". Inventor of the "Parachute" and "Escape" kidney stone baskets and the "Calculus" stone prevention analysis computer program.

Organizations
American Urological Association, Ohio State Medical Association, Sexual Medicine Society

Publications
Men's Health, Journal of Urology, Urology, Healthwatch Magazine, Emergency Medicine Monthly, eMedicine, "The Kidney Stones Handbook", and numerous articles in various newspapers. He is also the editor of the Urology Board Review by McGraw-Hill used by urologists to study for their Board Certification Examinations.

Education/Credentials
Graduate of New York Medical College with residencies completed at Metropolitan Hospital New York, Albany Medical Center and University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Awards and Honors
Thirlby Award of the American Urological Association. Rated as one the country's Best Urologists by the Independent Consumer's Research Institute

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