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

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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