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Why does blood show up after a Foley catheter is inserted?

Why does blood show up after a Foley catheter is inserted?

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

Catheter (Definition)

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


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What to do if I have a Foley catheter in place and I am peeing blood. Why?

What to do if I have a Foley catheter in place and I am peeing blood. Why?

ASAP call doctor: Who either inserted or ordered Foley catheter. Most likely a UTI. You need catheter removed or replaced + antibiotics for UTI. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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?

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?

Trauma: It's unusual to have such difficulty catheterizing a female patient, but trauma to the urethra should heal within several days to a week. If heavy bleeding into the urine persists or lasts much longer than a week, consult a urologist. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Normal: Quite common and not unexpected to notice a small amount of blood from penis or with first part of urination after any urethral dilation related to stretching and some mild tearing of the scar tissue. ...Read more

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During dialysis why does the subclavian catheter have darker blood than in patients with a fistula?

During dialysis why does the subclavian catheter have darker blood than in patients with a fistula?

Venous blood: A subclavian catheter has only venous, deoxygenated blood returning from the body. A fistula contains oxygenated arterial blood coming from the heart. This is the reason for the bright red blood seen in fistulas. ...Read more

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For a dialysis, why is the subclavian catheter has darker blood rather than in patient with 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

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My surgery waning february and still feeling something that feels like something (catheter) was in my arm. Is a blood clot the only explanation?

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

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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?

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

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How do blood clots form in the bladder after a Foley catheter is inserted?

How do blood clots form in the bladder after a Foley catheter is inserted?

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

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I think I have a blood clot in my arm after having catheter removed from stress test?

I think I have a blood clot in my arm after having catheter removed from stress test?

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

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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?

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

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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!

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

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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.

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.

Call your surgeon: It is common to see a little blood in the urine after some urethral surgical procedures, however there are many kinds of procedures on the bladder and urethra, and you have not specified what you had done. Contact your surgeon for any concerns you may have. ...Read more

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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?

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.. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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?

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

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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

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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?

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

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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