Still minor bleeding 2 weeks after catheter removal - serious?

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Hi,

I am a 46 year old male and already have serious health concerns at present, so I'm hoping this won't add to them.

JUst over 2 weeks ago, I was admitted to hospital for 3 days and was initially bed-bound, and a catheter was fitted.

When this was removed, I had minor bleeding when uriniating for a few days.  This then seemed to stop.

However, in the past couple of days, it has started again and, if anything, there is a little bit more blood now than there was just after it was removed.

Coincidentally, I had an upper abdominal ultrasound done on Thursday past.  The radiographer included the prostate in the scan and in her report, and she said it was normal size and healthy.

Should I be worried by minor bleeding returning?

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    sometimes catheters can leave you with an infection, it did for me, but if youve no frequency or pain in passing its not likely, but l guess they can irritate to extent of causing a bit of bleeding, which could settle after a bit, but then become irritated inflamed and bleed more, could be just with movement or something youve eaten aggrevated it, try drinking lots of water or try a bit of bicarb in water, in case urines become a bit acid.If it does carry on take a sample into gp for testing, catheters are a neccessary evil at times and can leave irritation, Best wishes with all.

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      Thanks, Lynne.

      I've noticed that my urine has a stonger odour of the past day or two, so I wouldn't be surprised if there is a bit of an infection.  I am drinking plenty of fluids.

      There isn't much blood, it's drops, but it has been sufficient to stain underwear and there is a nipping/burning feeling at the tip of my penis and that whole area feels a bit achy.

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    Yes sounds like it could be infection or urethra, gp shoul be able to give you something to clear it up.  goodluck
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