Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
148 Doctors are Online
Ask a Urologist   »  

Had a bladder biopsy, bled clots afterwards. Had an arm exercise, no cancer, Emergency anyway?

User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

Practicing since : 1998
Answered : 577 Questions
My 73 year old Dad had a bladder biopsy 8 days ago. He bled somewhat afterwards. The past 24 hours had been clear, then now he has had about 8 episodes of blood clots in a 6 hour period. He called the doctor that was on call and he said to come in if he couldn't urinate but until then drink plenty of water. I am worried that he should not wait two days for his appointment. His tests said no cancer. He did do some arm exercises this morning, maybe this caused this. How long do we wait to go to Emergency Room. Do we really wait until he can't urinate, or is there something that should be done before then? I'm assuming they wouldn't do anything until he couldn't urinate? This is Saturday night and he has an appointment Monday, although I'm worried how long do we wait?
Posted Thu, 19 Apr 2012 in Urinary and Bladder Problems
Answered by Dr. Rajiv goel 22 minutes later

Thanks for posting your query.

Bleeding in the urine is possible post a bladder biopsy and heavy activity may have caused it. Your father needs to drink plenty of water so that the blood which is getting passed in the urine gets diluted. In most of the patients the bleeding shall stop by itself and nothing needs to be done.

However, if a patient starts passing big clots in the urine or is not able to pass urine, then there is a reason to worry and he/she needs to go to emergency room. I believe that your father is passing clots, which is a reason for concern. I would suggest that he visit the emergency room now instead of waiting for a condition where he is unable to pass urine. Not being able to pass urine is a sign that he has bled a lot and is not able to void because clots are blocking the passage.

I hope I have answered your query. I shall be available for follow up queries.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Topics

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask a Urologist

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor