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    So I cahted like normal, and the pee was just done, but when I pulled the cath out, there was blood in the last 3/4 in. Did I just push it in too much or what. Will I get some kind of infection, should I drink lot of water to clean out the bladder?
    T12L1 Incomplete Still here This is the place to be 58 years old

  • #2
    I would just relax. It happens. I am aure next time you cath there will be no blood. It happens to me every once in a while. In my case it never lasts to the following cath.


    • #3
      Was it fresh blood?

      You may have just snagged yourself. It happens.

      Don't worry too much. I once pulled a half filled foley catheter balloon out my dink and blood shot about four inches out. It then gushed for about 30 seconds. It was great. I had blood in the tip of the catheter for the three following days.

      Blood in the catheter happens. Drink your regular healthy amount of fluids.

      If you don't develope infections regularly, I'm sure you'll be fine.


      • #4
        I had that happened tp me 6 years ago when I had a uti, developed into uro sepsis that I was lucky to survive. Don't wait at all to see a Dr. if you start feeling at all bad.


        • #5
          A small amount of blood like that is rarely a reason for concern, although you should review your technique to be sure you are not being overly rough with insertion.

          The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.


          • #6
            Do you reuse catheters. This is a sign for me that it is past time to change to a new one.
            T4 complete, 150 ft fall, 1966. Completely fused hips, partially fused knees and spine, heterotopic ossification. Unsuccessful DREZ surgery about 1990. Successful bladder augmentation using small intestine about 1992. Normal SCI IC UTI problems culminating in a hospital stay in 2001. No antibiotics or doctor visits for UTI since 2001: d-mannose. Your mileage may vary.


            • #7
              Hey guys thanks for the responses, you have put my mind mostly at ease.
              What a great place the CCC is, thanks to people like you.
              T12L1 Incomplete Still here This is the place to be 58 years old