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#1 benok

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Posted 03 June 2007 - 07:54 AM

I just noticed that I urinated with lots of hair like strands. About four strands and they measue up to 1cm. My urine is clear and I tried to grab one of the strands and they are cylindrical in shape. It really bothered me a lot

Please advise if you also at one time saw this when you catheterize? It really is bothering me? I dont know how they got in to my bladder. Lucky that I see them. I hope it is not something of a major problem
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Posted 04 June 2007 - 10:49 PM

Hi Benok,
When I worked in the lab at our healt dept. I use to check urines and never saw anything that looked like hair but you can get sediment in your urine which can mean infection or maybe a infection is starting. The sediment appears to look like long strands or just thick pieces and sometimes just thick all thru the urine. What color was it and is the urine dark? If the urine is dark it can make the sediment appear dark. Call your doctor and describe what it looked like if its infection he will probably put you on medication.

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Posted 05 June 2007 - 09:27 AM

Hello PfG, The best description I can think of is similar to the strands and ciolor of the fibers covering sweet corn. However the size is about 2 to 3 mm with four strands. Isnt it weird?
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#4 ParaforGod

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Posted 05 June 2007 - 11:53 PM

Im not a doctor but from all the urines I've checked it sounds like alot of sediment. You need to call the doctor and describe it to him just the way you did to me. Are you drinking alot of water. Drink all the water you can. You may be getting a bladder or kidney infection or you may already have one. Don't wait around go ahead and call your doctor. Keep us posted and let us know what the doctor tells you.

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Posted 06 June 2007 - 02:41 PM

Hello again paraforGod, I think I know what I am trying to describe to you. It is a thread with knots that I have been urinating. I am one month old since I had cystolithotomy. I just dont know why there are threads that is coming out when I urinate. Is this usual for those who had cystolithotomy? Any response will be appreciated
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Posted 06 June 2007 - 04:12 PM

It is almost certainly mucus caused by an infection. The four strand effect might be caused by the fact that your cath has four "eye holes"?

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Hello again paraforGod, I think I know what I am trying to describe to you. It is a thread with knots that I have been urinating. I am one month old since I had cystolithotomy. I just dont know why there are threads that is coming out when I urinate. Is this usual for those who had cystolithotomy? Any response will be appreciated


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Posted 06 June 2007 - 08:23 PM

I think tinbasher is on it. An infection of some kind is very likely.

I recently read that early physitians on shipboard would examine a seaman's urine for color and " thready appearance" to diagnose veneral diseases. The remedy for which was injection of mercury into the end of the ' equipment '.

Hopefully that's not an issue here, tho , some infection most likely is. It is definitly worth mentioning to your doctor.

Please excuse the spelling errors above, I seem to have misplaced my dictionary.

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Posted 07 June 2007 - 03:46 PM

This may not be an infection, but retro ejaculation.

This happens when semen is passed into the bladder rather than through the urethra, and is quite common for male SCI's.

Retro-grade ejaculation results from damage to the sympathetic innervation of the ejaculatory system and bladder neck. Such a condition may follow spinal cord or cauda equina injury, retroperitoneal lymphadenectomy, radical prostatectomy, or extensive abdominal surgery.

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Posted 07 June 2007 - 07:33 PM

Wow Simon you are so well informed - if I ever get on 'Who wants to be a millionaire?' will you be my phone a friend ???
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Posted 07 June 2007 - 11:24 PM

Benok get to your doctor and keep us posted.

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Posted 14 June 2007 - 06:11 AM

I think it is safe to say......."GET TO A DOCTOR". There are lots of things that can go wrong with the human body. If the body has been damaged even more so. Having an SCI makes you more susceptible to UTI infections and other things as well. Any doctor will tell you that the sooner you come in the sooner they can treat you, and that problems are easiest to solve in the beginning. It is not advisable to delay seeking medical attention any longer. Please even if it means going to an Emergency Room....just go. :mfrlol:
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