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Not a UTI, but like it

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • October 19, 2007
  • 07:24 PM


I have decided to post my problem here as I am getting no satisfaction from my GP.

I'll come to the point. I did a stupid thing one evening my inserting a nail (coated in Vaseline), slowly down my erect penis for the purpose of getting sexual arousal (I forget what the act is called). I have a sexual addiction problem, and I am always trying 'new things' for excitement. I got the idea from the internet. Though people don't use six-inch nails.

Anyway, fast-forward a few weeks and I start having pain when urinating. I was too afraid to go to my doctor straight away. The pain lasted for weeks, but I kept waiting hoping it would go away (pain is since gone, but urine is slow at times).

About a month after the 'incident', I developed a throbbing headache one morning after getting up from bed along with ringing in my ears which lasted for another month. My blood pressure had actually risen.

I finally went to the doctor and received negative blood and urine tests. I am being referred for a kidney scan to look for blockage.

In all this time I have not felt well.

I also seem to have a permenant stuffed nose. I'm not one for getting colds.

The only thing I can say with certainty is that I have been sick with worry.

I wasn't trying to intentionally harm myself, but that's the result of 'acting out', I suppose.

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  • Self-insertion of urethral foreign bodies is a common phenomenon, and clinicians should expect to encounter this entity during their careers. The vast array of objects inserted into the urethra defies imagination, and the rationale for this behavior is diverse and often perplexing. Urethral foreign bodies should be considered in the differential diagnosis for unexplained urinary symptoms.Objects in the urethra can cause severe irritation, abscesses, or urethral tears. Various case reports describe unusual and seemingly dangerous objects in the urethra. The objects identified have included nuts, bolts, pens, pencils, toothbrushes, pocket batteries, fishhooks, shards of glass, pistachio shells, and animal parts.In one particularly unusual case, an 89-year-old man developed urinary retention for 5 days due to a lobster tentacle impacted in his urethra! So maybe you have a urethral tear and subsequent infection. See a urologist. I guess using a nail is better than seafood.
    rad-skw 1605 Replies
    • October 20, 2007
    • 10:23 AM
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  • Thanks Rad for your quick reply. I am getting a kidney scan in a few weeks, so hopefully it will show up something. I notice when I pee, I can feel a slight pain inside my penis, towards the top. The pains I did have originally are generally gone now, but the flow is weak at times. The nail in question wasn't rusty, but it was in my tool box for some time. My thinking here is that maybe I got a toxic infection or something similar. I didn't put it down all the way either, however, I was in terrible pain subsequently.I never stopped to think before I inserted the nail, but I regret it now. The trauma if it all has had a terrible effect on me. That's addiction for you.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 20, 2007
    • 04:17 PM
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