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My husband saw a uroligst ths morning because he wasnt urinating. The Dr.put on a catherter. The catherter is filled with a bright red liquid. Is this blood and is it serious

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you had the symptoms? What seems to make the symptoms worse or better?

He hasnt urinated in 2 days so the doctor put on a catheter on .

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

No Im just concerned why is the bag full of blood and not urine

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Urology
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Urologist: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Urologist replied 8 months ago
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Urologist: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Urologist replied 8 months ago

There are few causes, which can cause this blood in bag;

1) There was injury during catheterization. The prostate enlargement may be the reason of inability to void.

2) There was a stone in the bladder which caused the bleeding and obstruction.

3) A bladder tumor can also cause the bleeding and obstruction.

4) A prostate congestion may also cause bleeding.

He would need an ultrasound and a cystoscopy for the evaluation. A urine exam and culture should also be done.

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

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