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I just had a cyst removed Friday that was on my urethra, I

Customer Question

I just had a cyst removed Friday that was on my urethra, I have to have a catheter in until Tuesday. I am bleeding. Is that normal?
JA: Is the condition chronic, or acute?
Customer: A little of both. I took a shower about two hours ago and a large blood clot came out, and since a lot of blood has came out. I went to change the pad and watched blood come down the catheter tube
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: No
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Urology
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 months ago.

Hello, this is Dr. David. I am reviewing your question now and will be with you momentarily.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 months ago.

are you male or female?

yes, having a foley catheter in can cause some bleeding when you have the foley removed.

but the bleeding should slow down and stop and should not continue on forever.

when do you follow up with your urologist?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Female. Tuesday I have the catheter removed and on the 20th I will have my follow up
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 months ago.

I see

so you just had the catheter removed last week.

is the bleeding getting better and less per day?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
No I will have the catheter removed on this coming Tuesday
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 months ago.

so you have the catheter still in?

then the blood can be a sign of a bacterial infection in your bladder

catheters can increase risks for infection

you should see your doctor sooner than the 20th and see if you need a course of antibiotics.