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Bleeding After Cathing




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#1 Fairygirl72

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Posted 30 October 2010 - 06:12 PM

Hello everyone I need some help. First off my husband has been a quad for over 3 years now and I always cath him minus the few times I need to leave and his mom comes over to do it. Yesterday morning I cathed him and right after he was bleeding from the tip of his penis, and it didn't stop right away, scared the crap outta me. When I cathed him the rest of the day...nothing completely normal no blood cloths. Then this morning the same thing only it lasted a bit longer. I haven't cathed him again yet today, but I'm really scared. He does have an UTI right now but before when he's had them the blood is in his urine...this time is different, it's not in the urine it's on the outside of the tube....any ideas...suggestion and just how serious is this? Thanks!

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Posted 30 October 2010 - 10:41 PM

Hi,

If you feel resistance while feeding the cath "dont force it into his bladder" try at a later time when the cath passes easily through urethra and up into his bladder....could cause trauma and bleeding. Make sure the cath is well lubed and use a new one each time. Maybe a reaction to type of cath used.


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Posted 01 November 2010 - 09:44 PM

Hello everyone I need some help.  First off my husband has been a quad for over 3 years now and I always cath him minus the few times I need to leave and his mom comes over to do it.  Yesterday morning I cathed him and right after he was bleeding from the tip of his penis, and it didn't stop right away, scared the crap outta me.  When I cathed him the rest of the day...nothing completely normal no blood cloths.  Then this morning the same thing only it lasted a bit longer.  I haven't cathed him again yet today, but I'm really scared.  He does have an UTI right now but before when he's had them the blood is in his urine...this time is different, it's not in the urine it's on the outside of the tube....any ideas...suggestion and just how serious is this?  Thanks!

Hello,

You could try a catheter with a Coude (curved) tip.  This is designed for men and is especially helpful during uti's or if he has an enlarged prostate.  When you feel the catheter stop before entering the bladder, don't force it.  Many times the bladder stem with spasm and tighten up.  Just apply gentle pressure and wait.  Usually in a minute or less the muscle will fatigue and the catheter will easily enter.  It appears you are doing everything right but takes a while to experience different events that occur.

Good luck.


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#4 Fairygirl72

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Posted 01 November 2010 - 11:37 PM

Thanks! So far there hasn't been any major bleeding and as far as forcing it in I never do! He had a Dr. apt next week so we'll let the Dr. know. I just wanted to know if there was any real danger!


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