If you have a catheter in, it is normal to experience:
- LEAKAGE AROUND CATHETER
- BLOOD IN URINE
- SPASMS or FREQUENT URGE TO URINATE
BLOOD IN THE URINE – A LITTLE GOES A LONG WAY!!!
After a procedure / surgery, the following are NORMAL
- Pink Urine
- Bright red – clear like cranberry juice
- Bright red – cloudy like Hawaiian Punch
There is no need for concern unless the bleeding continues.
DRINK PLENTY OF WATER to help flush your bladder.
It is safe to wait for normal office hours to call with your questions.
If you have a STENT after surgery, there are many common symptoms.
- Urinary frequency and urgency – if it is more than you can tolerate, we can prescribe a medication to help.
- Back pain during voiding or with activity – This is normal. The stent allows urine to go back up to the kidney from the bladder. Therefore, during urination, you can feel the increased pressure in your kidney. This will go away after the stent is removed.
- Blood in the urine – You will have blood in the urine on and off as long as the stent is in. Unless you are passing blood clots larger than the heads of matches, do not be alarmed. You may also see white tissue in the urine.