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My husband had Office-based transurethral microwave thermotherapy, 4 days ago. He still has catheter, there's still some blood in urine. He also has?

My husband had Office-based transurethral microwave thermotherapy, 4 days ago. He still has catheter, there's still some blood in urine. He also has?

Not unusual: To keep the catheter till edema subsides, early removal may cause obstruction at prostate, don't worry small bleeding also will stop, take him for follow up, most likely the catheter will removed by the surgeon. ...Read more

Urine (Definition)

Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more


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Blood in urine after 3 weeks of my kidney removal?

Blood in urine after 3 weeks of my kidney removal?

Need more info: Not enough info for a clear answer. Was a catheter used post op? Do you have symptoms of infection. Was there cancer of the kidney? Ureter? Bladder? Was it a partial
kidney removal? You need to follow up with your urologist. ...Read more

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How long after kidney stone removal w/ laser, should it take to pass resididual fragments. Much sharp stinging in penis - stent in- blood in urine?

How long after kidney stone removal w/ laser, should it take to pass resididual fragments. Much sharp stinging in penis - stent in- blood in urine?

Stents: Ureteral stents can be very uncomfortable. Blood in the urine and burning with urination are common symptoms of stents. Likely your symptoms will improve when the stent is removed. ...Read more

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Could you push your urine out with a Foley catheter in?

Could you push your urine out with a Foley catheter in?

Yes: If you try to urinate contracting your bladder you will force urine out through and maybe around the catheter. The catheter is there si you don't have to force to urinate and allow fro bladder drainage in critical conditions when you may not be able to urinate
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Why do you still drain urine out of a Foley catheter when you also have bilateral nephrostomies?

Why do you still drain urine out of a Foley catheter when you also have bilateral nephrostomies?

Nephrostomies: It depends on the reason for the bilateral nephrostomies. Often there is something obstructing the forward flow (often the prostate, bladder mass or stones) and the Foley catheter can bypass it enough to drain some urine. ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel I need to urine while I'm wearing a Foley catheter?

Is it normal to feel I need to urine while I'm wearing a Foley catheter?

Normal: The Foley catheter has a balloon that sits inside the bladder. This balloon can be irritating to the bladder, causing the sensation of needing to urinate despite your bladder being empty. It can even cause bladder spams sometimes. ...Read more

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Is it common to have brown merky urine with bloody streak three days after a Foley catheter is placed?

See below: Common? No. Possible? Yes. If this does not resolve after a few days, or if it gets worse and you get additional symptoms, go see your doctor to make sure you don't have an infection. ...Read more

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I have to always wear a urethral foley catheter so I don't leak urine everywhere. If I don't I can't control my bladder?

I have to always wear a urethral foley catheter so I don't leak urine everywhere. If I don't I can't control my bladder?

See urologist: There are better options in the long term, including medication and possibly surgery. You will have to be evaluated by a urologist who will measure bladder pressures and do imaging studies to find the cause. Catheters tend to give recurrent infections and do not address the cause, only the symptom. ...Read more

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The lab says the sample from my newly inserted Foley catheter is contaminated despite all my efforts. How do I get my urine sample processed?

The lab says the sample from my newly inserted Foley catheter is contaminated despite all my efforts. How do I get my urine sample processed?

Optimal collection: The best sample of urine is that which is collected at the time the Foley catheter is placed. However, if you have had an indweling catheter for some time, your bladder may be colonized with bacteria and the culture may always grow bacteria despite not having a true infection. ...Read more

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What causes blood in urine after intestinal surgery?

What causes blood in urine after intestinal surgery?

The catheter: Typical therapy for a surgical patient is a Foley catheter inserted into the bladder. This can cause minor trauma with blood in the urine. It should resolve in a day or two. If not then investigation is required. ...Read more

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Had flex. Cysto. Done. Clear result. No blood in urine after cysto. But, 2 days after cysto., bloody urine which cleared soon. Was it due to cysto.?

Had flex. Cysto. Done. Clear result. No blood in urine after cysto. But, 2 days after cysto., bloody urine which cleared soon. Was it due to cysto.?

Post Cysto Blood: It is not uncommon to see blood after a cystoscopy. This should resolve within 4-7 days. If persistent or related to burning, contact your urologist for evaluation for a post-cysto UTI. ...Read more

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I get blood in urine after having an erection. What should I do?

I get blood in urine after having an erection. What should I do?

See a Urologist: Gross blood or blood you can see in urine should be evaluated by a urologist. It may require some urine tests, ct scan imaging and possibly a cystoscopy (or direct look in the bladder with a small scope). Questions to consider: any pain with blood, any associated symptoms, are you a smoker or not, any other voiding (peeing) issues? See your pcp for a referral. ...Read more

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How long is blood in urine after period?

Till end of period: Blood in urine after period needs to be checked out. Uti is most likely cause for a woman of your age. But presence of a kidney stone or tumor may need to be investigated. Good luck. ...Read more

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Blood in urine after stopping half way to aim better. Could the forceful stop have cause the bleeding?

Blood in urine after stopping half way to aim better. Could the forceful stop have cause the bleeding?

Blood in urine: Blood in the urine is never a normal finding. It could come from a uti, bleeding from the bladder (b) or the kidneys. I would first get a urine culture, it is normal the next step is a renal ultrasound and an ivp to assess the structure of the kidneys and to see if there are kidney stones or a tumor present. If of these negative, you need to see a urologist to look at your urinary bladder. ...Read more

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Blood in urine after sexual intercourse in a male. My boyfriend and I have been having intercourse for about 2 months now and the past few times he has had blood in his urine afterwards. He has stated there has been clots but no pain like a UTI would brin

Blood in urine after sexual intercourse in a male. My boyfriend and I have been having intercourse for about 2 months now and the past few times he has had blood in his urine afterwards. He has stated there has been clots but no pain like a UTI would brin

Blood: Blood in urine could occur as a result of trauma or a medical condition. Throughout the genitilia, there are many areas and blood vessels that could be broken, leading to blood in the urine or semen.
Items that could cause trauma and blood in the urine could be aggressive sex or masterbation, interrupted sex, kidney stones, prostatitis or a procedural biopsy on the testicles/kidney/bladder.
Medical conditions that can cause blood in the urine include: side effects of blood thinners, stds such as chlamydia/genital herpes/warts, prostate cancer or bladder cancer.
Since this is an ongoing condition for your boyfriend, it is suggested that he see his doctor to determine what the cause is. If there is an infection or trauma going on, it is important to get it assessed. ...Read more

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Blood in urine after bowel movement. Had rad. Prosect. 6 1/2 weeks ago. Passed 2 blood clots today. Any need for conern?

Unlikely: You are still well within the normal healing period when your body can pass clots. As long as you are not developing new pain, fevers or continuous severe blood in urine, you are likely ok. If it persists or you remain concerned contact your urologist to discuss. ...Read more

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What does Blood in stool and blood in urine after bowel movement mean and with cramping?

What does Blood in stool and blood in urine after bowel movement mean and with cramping?

? related to Asperin: Stop Aspirin, See MD for workup of bleeding problem and possible referral to gerontologist and urologist ...Read more

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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

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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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What does 1 blood in urine mean?

What does 1 blood in urine mean?

Blood +1: If there 1+ blood it is entering your urine in some way. Are there symptoms like burning with urine, flank pain, recent infection, etc? In females this is common with recent period. Labs use a convention with a scale: 0, trace, +1 to +4 for blood and other substances. See your doctor for further follow up as this needs to be looked at in a clinical context to be sure everything is good. ...Read more

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Blood in urine may I know the cause?

See your doctor: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. The causes of blood in the urine are many. It can be anything from a bladder infection to a tumor. ...Read more

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I have blood in urine what does mean?

I have blood in urine what does mean?

Blood in urine: If there is blood in the urine and nothing else abnormal, then blood is entering your urine in some way. Are there symptoms like burning with urine, flank pain, recent infection, etc? In females this is common with recent period. See your doctor for further follow up as this needs to be looked at in a clinical context to be sure everything is good. ...Read more

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What can cause blood in urine to occur?

What can cause blood in urine to occur?

Infection, tumourSton: Can be due to following reasons
1 infections in bladder or kidneys
2 bladder or kidney stone
3tumours and cancer of bladder or kidneys
4benign prostatic hypertrophy and prostatitis
5kidney disease like glomerulonephritis
6 inherited alpert sybdrome and sickle cell disease
7meds like aspirin, anticoagulants, anti cancer drugs
8 some time strenuous exercise can too
blood can be visible or microscopic. ...Read more

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Help please! Is blood in urine serious?

MD: Blood in urine can indicate many problems ranging from urinary tract infection to cancer. Iplease consult md for 1.Confirmation of blood in urine 2.Kidney function tests 3.Urinary tests. This will direct other tests like imaging etc. ...Read more

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What do you recommend for blood in urine?

What do you recommend for blood in urine?

Evaluation: Any portion of the urinary output tract can bleed. This can be due to trauma, infection, vascular tumors, malignancies or stones. Unless you are in pain or cannot easily urinate, you can make a quick appointment with your urologist. If the symptoms are severe or the urine is full of blood, go to an er. ...Read more

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Blood In Urine (Definition)

Hematuria is the presence of blood in the urine. When you can see the blood, it's called gross hematuria. When the blood can only be seen under a microscope it is known as microscopic hematuria. Hematuria can be caused by kidney stones, kidney infections, urinary tract infections, an enlarged prostate, cancer, certain medications, and ...Read more


Foley Catheter (Definition)

Foley catheters are usually manufactured from latex rubber. They are used to drain urine from either male or female bladders. The catheter will often be placed into the bladder and kept in place by inflating a balloon at the most distal end of the catheter. Urine then drains through a hole down the middle of the catheter ...Read more