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Burning sensation while emptying bladder. Last few drops blood mixed with urine. Had spine surgery. Is it a bladder infection post surgery or something else?

Hi, I recently (about a month ago) had surgery on my spine (c7 to be exact. Shattered it during snowboarding accident. Thankfully I m still moving like normal. But I digress) about a week ago, I felt a burning sensation at the end of emptying my bladder. Not during, just the last few drops. And the last few days those last couple drops have had blood mixed in with the urine . Is this just a bladder infection from the catheter I had during surgery? Or should I be worried about anything else? Since spotting the blood I ve been eating cranberries and drinking lots of water.
Asked On : Thu, 28 Mar 2013
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Pulmonologist 's  Response
hi vicalugar

it seems that you have urinary tract infection/cystitis. get a midstream sample urine routine microscopy and culture sensitivity done and accordingly just take a course of antibiotic and urine alkalinizer to get relief of burning sensation.

best wishes
Answered: Sat, 30 Mar 2013
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General & Family Physician Dr. Sunil 's  Response
Thanks for your query.
As you mentioned you have gone through spinal surgery and had urinary catheter inserted. Both conditions have led you prone to urinary tract infection.
It usually presents with difficulty/pain/burning during urination, mild fever, frequency, feeling incomplete emptying, nausea or vomiting.
Continue taking large amount of water and cranberries.
Visit your doctor and perform tests like CBC, urinary analysis and urine culture to trace exact bug and infection. It can successfully be treated with antibiotics.
Hope it helps.
Take Care!
Answered: Thu, 28 Mar 2013
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