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A 76-year-old female asked:

After a stroke, my dad has a catheter. after 1 mth he had a uti, it blocked with blood clots and they cleaned it, but when they stop cleaning it, the clots restart. why is this happening?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Eric Chevlen
Medical Oncology 47 years experience
Cath or other: The real question should be why is he having bleeding in urine? Possible causes include irritation from catheter, sever ufinary tract infection, bladder cancer, kidney cancer, and other rate conditions. Confer with doctor..
Dr. Stephen Chinn
Urology 38 years experience
Would have to assume that your father is anti-coagulated" following his stroke - and that any of the aforementioned "triggers" could make him bleed. As long as he needs a catheter (for urinary retention/NGB), he will be at risk for bleeding, but other potential causes/subclinical co-morbidities do need to be addressed.
May 27, 2014
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 53 years experience
See his doctor.: After a stroke, the patient is usually given blood thinners and the efficacy of the blood thinner is determined by taking Prothrombin and INR. The clotting may mean he is not properly anti-coagulated.

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