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A 21-year-old female asked:

Is normal for a female to bleed after having a catheter. ?

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Dr. Martin Tamler
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 35 years experience
Blood after cath: It is not uncommon for a catheter to scrape or irritate the urinary tract leading to some bleeding. It should resolve quickly after the catheter is removed. If it doesn't a urologist will need to intervene.
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