On 8/18 I had a urinary catheter inserted for approximately an hour for the purpose of filling my bladder if necessary for an ultrasound....I was made to move around quite a bit with the cathetor in. Starting on 8/19 I have had some bright red bleeding, not making it to a panty liner but present when wiping either before or especially after urinating. The same day I started experiencing cramps, only slightly lower than "menstrual" cramps. Today I'm still have bleeding and major discomfort especially when urinating and for a few minutes after. Even a gas bubble making it's way through my intestines causes pain. I feel like my insides have been pummeled. Is this normal? How long should the bleeding and discomfort last? The woman who did the catheter had to "take a few stabs" so to speak before she got it in.
I also had a catheter in for a week after urethra sling surgery, then 2 weeks later my doctor had to stretch my utethra with instruments (it had narrowed after surgery). If person who did your catheter was rough, I'm sure that would do it. I had some discomfort like you described, but mine went away after a couple weeks (remember I had surgery, too).
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