Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Massive blood loss while cathing..

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

    Massive blood loss while cathing..

    I woke this morning about 5am to cath,as i was inserting it was like somebody stabbed me! Blood just started pouring out of my penis,not the catheter.It looked like somebody butchered a hog in my bed,i cant even guess how much blood i lost,and then it stopped.

    This has happend to me a couple times before and all my Dr said is that i clipped a vein.This is the 3rd time now,this cant be normal is it? Does this happen to anybody else? Im thinking of changing routine like an SP or Mitronoff cause this is freaking me out...

    ~~If it feels good do it even if ya shouldnt,dont let people mess you around~~

    #2
    I was talking to buddy of mine who's a para,he's had this happen to him off and on over of 20yrs..he also said that rupturing these veins will cause ones penis to shrink,hes lying right?

    ~~If it feels good do it even if ya shouldnt,dont let people mess you around~~

    Comment


      #3
      Hi Shaun,

      I can't say for sure about your penis shrinking, but that doesn't sound right to me.

      Anyway, someone posted about this same thing happening to them on the Canadian Paraplegic Associations message board. Maybe they'd be able to answer some questions for you? Their post in on the second page of this thread:
      CPA Post

      Sounds scary, I hope it doesn't happen again.

      Krystal

      www.sciinfertilitysupport.com



      Krystal

      Comment


        #4
        Hey Shaun, you might want to find out but I would ask the doctor if it's possible that you scraped the prostrate, if you hit that from what I know you could bleed massive amounts of blood. Get it checked out. As far as having penis shrinkage I cannot help you out with that, you just have to ask for a little help from the cc Honey's. [img]/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif[/img]
        A good friend is someone who will come to bail you out of jail. A TRUE friend is the guy sitting next to you behind the same set of bars saying, "boy we sure f*cked up this time huh?"

        Comment


          #5
          No it doesn't shrink. It retreats. Sadly, a very common malady amongst the mail SCI.

          Tom

          Comment


            #6
            dude, just reading that made me freaking cring

            "Man is bound to follow the adventurous promptings of his scientific and inventive mind and to admire himself for his splendid achievements" Carl Jung
            Bike-on.com rep
            John@bike-on.com
            c4/5 inc funtioning c6. 28 yrs post.
            sponsored handcycle racer

            Comment


              #7
              dont know much about you boys and your little fellows, but i have mitrofanoff and its not unusual for it to bleed a little when i cath. i also had the SP tube prior and i wasnt too happy with it. id be a little freaked out too if i saw that much blood [img]/forum/images/smilies/eek.gif[/img] if its only happened 3 times (in the what 6-7 years youve been injured), i wouldnt worry too much about it.

              Comment


                #8
                Thanks Krystal,man, i havnt logged into the CPA site in awhile,im 5 for fighting [img]/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif[/img]

                So you cant or wont help me on the penis shrinkage Rick? [img]/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif[/img]...Shrinking or retreating,i dont want any of it..

                Ya Bridget,a little blood i wouldnt have worried about,but this was HORROR,ABSOLUTE HORROR!..So you have a mitro to eh? are ya diggin it?

                ~~If it feels good do it even if ya shouldnt,dont let people mess you around~~

                Comment


                  #9
                  Shaun do not nor cath to fast if it will not go thru, take it our and try again this will give the spasm to relax and insertion will flow. You may try wearing an external condon to give everyting a rest - there could be irritation. The same thing hapeen from me and it is due to drinkin and cathing to much. I have also notice when the spasms are rampant I see blood.
                  Matt

                  Comment


                    #10
                    lol, I had no idea Shaun. It's impossible to keep track of everybody who goes back and forth between these sites. Everyone uses a different username.... that's why my username is so original [img]/forum/images/smilies/tongue.gif[/img]
                    Krystal

                    www.sciinfertilitysupport.com
                    Krystal

                    Comment


                      #11
                      As the bleeding is from your penis and not the catheter, there has been some trauma to the urethra itself and not the sphincter/bladder.
                      Also, as it only happens occasionnally, it is not necessarily the techinque you use.
                      It is scary and would be a concern if it happened routinely. I would discuss other bladder options as you don't want this to continue long term or increase in frequency.

                      JM
                      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.

                      Comment


                        #12
                        Any possibility that the catheter was not properly made with a smooth tip? I know when I was in rehab the 2nd time around a lot of the enclosed type cath kits would have defective catheters that would just fall out of the bag after insertion. The RNS would try 3 and then toss the entire box. Seems it runs in shifts or something at the companies. Definitely get things checked out but also report any rough edges or other defects to the dealer or manufacturer.

                        Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I will try again tomorrow."
                        Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I will try again tomorrow."

                        Disclaimer: Answers, suggestions, and/or comments do not constitute medical advice expressed or implied and are based solely on my experiences as a SCI patient. Please consult your attending physician for medical advise and treatment. In the event of a medical emergency please call 911.

                        Comment


                          #13
                          I have to stop reading because I'm feeling really sick to my stomach now. My face feels like it's as white as my T-shirt. I would have passed out if I had seen that much blood coming out of my member. Tell your boy down below that I hope he gets well soon for me. I pray this never happens to me.

                          My Dirt Bike Misses Me

                          Comment


                            #14
                            Originally posted by SCI-Nurse:

                            As the bleeding is from your penis and not the catheter, there has been some trauma to the urethra itself and not the sphincter/bladder.
                            Also, as it only happens occasionnally, it is not necessarily the techinque you use.
                            It is scary and would be a concern if it happened routinely. I would discuss other bladder options as you don't want this to continue long term or increase in frequency.

                            JM
                            Thanks [img]/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif[/img]

                            Alberta Guy,i hope your spared from it also.Its not so much the blood thats freaky as the wondering if it will ever stop [img]/forum/images/smilies/eek.gif[/img]

                            Wow Sue,ive never thought of that before! Now im gonna be eyeballin the tips of my caths..

                            ~~If it feels good do it even if ya shouldnt,dont let people mess you around~~

                            Comment


                              #15
                              shaun, yeah the mitro works out really good for me. for a while i had a lot of problems w/it, but now i think it was worth it. if i was a guy i wouldnt have gotten it cuz you boys can just whip it out and cath, but its a real pain for us girls--well it was impossible for me to do independently. nowadays its so nice to be in control of my own bladder. if you have any questions, just ask...as long as you dont call me 'maam' [img]/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif[/img]

                              Comment

                              Working...
                              X