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I do not see your question... just a question about what the ER will do....
what is your problem?
how can I help?
okay, so why do you need to go to the ER?
are you male or female and how old are you?
are you vomiting and do you hae feer?
so they will take another urine sample, they will do a blood count, they may need to do a CT scan to see if you have a kidney infection
and they will give you medicine for pain and for infection
that's likely what will happen
so you are going because of pain, is that correct?
are you sure this blood is not from the vagina?
when was your last menstrual cycle?
so you will get a catheter in the bladder and they will likely keep it in for a bit and irrigate it to make sure the blood clears
you HAVE had a pregnancy test recently correct?
you need one, and if you refuse one in the ER there is very little they can do for you other than simply give you fluid and medicine
they will definitely want to do a cath, and in your case it is needed.
because they will want an accurate urinalysis and culture and that is only possible with a cath.
the cath will also keep your bladder empty and they can irrigate your bladder to clear the blood.
this is important because clots can cause you to be unable to urinate, and then you might need a cath in the OR
I doubt it, has to be done sterile
look, I'm an ER doc and there's no way in the world I would allow you to do that if I wanted a lab on it, period... if you wanted to self cath for relief okay, but otherwise there's all kinds of problems with that. no, they will not let you do that if they know what they are doing.
not saying that, just saying that if you go you must let them do what they need to do to help you
once the catheter is in the bladder and the Foley ballon is inflated they put warm saline into the bladder through one of the Foley ports and it comes back out soon and clears the bladder.
As long as necessary. I'm guessing this is what they will do... it's my best guess.
we don't even know your diagnosis, so there is no 'typical', but if they do a cath and there's clotted blood you might need to have irrigation of the Foley for a few minutes and it may need to remain in place as long as you are in the ER
there is no possible way for me to know that
from what you are telling me I would guess that you WOULD be able to, especially since your CT scan was normal
Well of course the choice is up to you given the short time since your assessment and that the er doctor said there was nothing to do (although they did not do any testing). If I were you I would see a urologist in your clinic that will be in a familiar environment and should reduce your anxiety level. Regardless if the urologist says you will be fine without medical intervention the irrational fear is something that you have to deal with eventually and why not start doing so now? If you have anxiety medication take it before your visit to help calm your nerves (as long as it is Dr prescribed)
Hemorrhagic cystitis just indicates that there is damage to the bladder's epithelium and blood vessels. This is not unexpected given your positive urine culture. How many days into the cipro course are you? Are you still passing clots?