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Blood In Catheter Bag Causes
Usually doesn't: Blood should not show up after Foley catheter insertion but sometimes it does. This is usually due to the trauma of placing the catheter in which the catheter rubs up against the urethra causing irritiation. It should resolve quickly. If not, it may need to be evaluated. ...Read more
A catheter is a thin plastic tube that is inserted into the body to obtain fluids/blood or give medicine. So some catheters can be placed in the veins and medicine given directly into the body, IV fluids given or blood sampled. A catheter can be placed in the bladder ...Read more
How long after catheter ablations will LDH Blood Levels remain high? Mine is 310 with no other outstanding issues. This is 2 months post ablation.
Thoughts: LDH levels post ablation should not be elevated for that long typically. LDH can be elevated related to cardiac injury, muscle injury, infectious mononucleosis, stroke, pancreatitis -etc. Talk to your doctor first. He may order other tests to dillineate where that LDH a may be coming from. ...Read more
19 yr female. Had a catheter put in at the ER. Took 4 nurses, ER Dr., and 7 try's with small cath. Lots of blood, how long before my urethra heals?
I use a catheter once a week for dilation, randomly (not often) I will see a very small amount of diluted blood after urination, is this normal?
During dialysis why does the subclavian catheter have darker blood than in patients with a fistula?
For a dialysis, why is the subclavian catheter has darker blood rather than in patient with fistula?
Catheter vs fistula: An a-v fistula (avf) is a connection between an artery and a vein, that's why its called an a, for artery, v, for vein, fistula. Arterial blood has more oxygen, making it redder, than venous blood. A subclavian catheter has both blood tubes in the vein, where there is less oxygenated blood, as it does not have any arterial inflow. That's why it has darker blood than an avf. ...Read more
My surgery waning february and still feeling something that feels like something (catheter) was in my arm. Is a blood clot the only explanation?
IV site phlebitis: If the cord in your arm is close by where your iv, (intravenous) catheter was inserted, then you may have superficial phlebitis. Phlebitis is a localized irritation of your vein and common after surgery of any IV site. Ice and Aspirin and time, should resolve the cord. Okay to show your doc. If it turns red or drains go in for evaluation. ...Read more
My dad had a stroke and has a catheter. Now he has a UTI and there was blood in his urine, so now he is having a bladder washout. Is this common?
Fairly common: It is fairly common for patients with catheters to develop urine infections or hematuria, which is blood in urine. The catheter is to stay for the minimum amount of time that is needed. If it becomes chronic replacing it every 3-4 weeks is critical in order to avoid catheter associated infections. ...Read more
Catheter trauma: As the Foley goes thru the urethra and into the bladder it can cause abrasions, leading to bleeding and clotting sometimes. However, if it is being inserted for renal stones or a hemorrhagic cystitis or other renal issue, it may be unrelated to the Foley catheter. Usually Foley trauma just causes the urine to be blood tinged temporarily. Patients pulling and tugging on their Foley can do this. ...Read more
See below.: Based on symptoms you divulged in last question this sounds more like phlebitis, but small clot is possible. This should have been a small and peripheral vein so not a big problem, but nothing to ignore if it is progressing. If you are convicend it is a clot you might want to have it checked in am. ...Read more
I had surgery on my urethra a week ago and got the catheter taken out yesterday. Today I am peeing blood. What should I do?
Blood in urine: It is common to have blood in the urine after surgery on the urinary tract. Drink plenty of water to dilute the blood to prevent it from clotting. If it clots and obstructs the urethra, will need to have a catheter replaced urgently. Because you had urethral surgery, you should ask your urologist for instructions on where to go. If bleeding persists for more than a few days, call your surgeon. ...Read more
I had a catheter inserted two days ago and yesterday and today I'm now peeing blood! I can actually see blood on the toilet paper!
Go see doctor: Call or go see the doctor that put the catheter in. Let him/her know what's going on. Ask if that is expected. If so, ask how long to expect it to go on. Ask how much is too much. Ask what other symptoms to expect and what symptoms could occur that should make you go to urgent care, hospital, etc. Good luck. ...Read more
I had surgery on my urethra a week ago and got the catheter taken out yesterday. Today I am peeing blood and blood is coming out when I'm not peeing.
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?
Is there something I can do to stop from becoming uneasy, dizzy, and lightheaded around blood? I recently started at a vet clinic and I became lightheaded and dizzy when watching a vet tech put a catheter in a dog.
This: This will go away after a while. It is a very common occurrence when individuals first start working in health care. You can try to "densensitize" yourself to it; there are varying ways to do it. When you are at home, think about different situations and how you would handle it. Also give yourself something to think about while it happens, what I think about is that we are helping this patient, even though it looks like we are hurting them. If you felt light-headed or think your going to faint though, sit down immediately and put your head between your legs so you don't faint. Everyone will understand and help you through this. ...Read more
I have a blood clot in my right atrium attached to the catheter on my chemo port. Have had multiple TEEs. Is MRI a better way to tell what it really is?
No. Ultrasound.: In all likelihood, the MRI won't reveal any more information than what ultrasound has already determined (TEE is a type of echocardiogram or ultrasound of the chest). TEE checks for migration (movement) of the clot & it's size. An MRI is an expensive way to do that; TEE is "as-good". If you're being treated w/ blood thinners, stay the course for 6 mo as clots can take long time to shrink. Patience ...Read more
Is blood coming out of the entry to your supra pubic catheter site ok. Also hve sore back. The dressing is covered in blood when changed.?
Shouldn't happen: You should check with your physician; you may have an abrasion, ulcer, or granuloma of the ostomy or even a bladder infection. ...Read more
For how long can a stroke patient have a catheter? His bladder is being washed out because of blood clots and he has a UTI. Can this reoccur again?
Here are...: Sorry to see.... It can recur if the inciting factors are not removed. Indwelling catheter will surely induce bacteria to the urine in time (100 % in 2 weeks, no matter what we do.) How long does she need a catheter? That depends on how soon her bladder function may recover; but often, some patient might already have silent bladder dysfunction before CVA. So, ask Doc for detail timely due to.... ...Read more
83 yr old with UTI given catheter that is now showing bleeding. In ER with ultrasound / blood tests but not yet treated 6hrs. Advice on how serious?
Still unknown...: The clinical scenario as reported in a 83-y-o man should pose no emergence for 1-2 days to sort out what is going on in his lower urinary tract, since such conditions usually result from his lifelong making. So, give time & patience so to allow doc to figure out the causes as long as being reasonably comfortable after catheter insertion and being free of fever. Best... ...Read more
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