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I had a Urolift performed Tuesday morning. The doctor said he put 6 lifts in and on the last one it hit a blood vessel. They sent me home with a huge 20fr indwelling catheter. The first day a good bit of blood in the urine, second day no blood at all, but upon waking this morning there was kool-aid colored urine in the bag and on and off through the day. They had the huge catheter pulled to tight and blood started seeping out from between my penis and the catheter yesterday, so I changed the position with a cathsecure hold, extention with a leg bag around the calf. Feels better but the catheter is so damn big it is hard to position right and after some movement it will seep a little blood again. I put a little neosporin around the tip of my penis and to lubricate the catheter a little. 8 months ago I had an indwelling catheter in for over a month which wasn't nowhere near as bad because it was 14fr but this monster is so awkward. How long is bleeding normal after a Urolift? The instructions they sent me home with said some bleeding for 3 to 5 days is normal. I think the huge catheter is causing most of the bleeding due to rubbing and irritation. I have to have it in until Monday, sure hope the bleeding stops by then. The doctor said all went well with the exception of hitting the blood vessel and the large catheter was needed to avoid getting blocked with clots, etc. I would appreciate any feedback from anyone that has had the urolift procedure or has knowledge of it. Thanks much! Riggs
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