I would not be too worried about
the blood on the external part of the catheter - I had blood on the outside of my catheter during the last 17 of my 21 days with a catheter -
-it is just an irritation of the urethra lining that can occur from pre-existing scar tissue, post surgery stuff fluffing off, reaction to latex/rubber hose...
- I spoke to our VON - no worries, our doctor/surgeon -no worries ... so I stopped worrying.
-just use the polysporin/neosporin to keep infection out of the urethra
opening ( keeps it from sticking at the point of entry/exit)
-after the catheter came out - no further bleeding...
-if excessive blood is in his urine, that can be a concern...
-do keep hands washed and off mr. happy...
Age: 55 - gay with spouse of 14 years, Steve
location: Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
PSA: 10/06/09 - 3.86
Biopsy: 10/16/09- 6 of 12 cancerous samples, Gleason 7 (4+3)
Radical Prostatectomy: 11/18/09
Pathology: pT3a -Gleason 7 -extraprostatic extension -perineural invasion -prostate weight -34.1 gm
PSA: 04/08/10 -0.05 -Zero Club
PSA: 09/23/10 -0.05 -Zero Club
PSA: 03/12/11 - TBA
Post Edited (tatt2man) : 2/4/2011 12:07:06 PM (GMT-7)