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What causes orange vaginal discharge post Foley's catheterization?

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Dr. Shafi Ullah Khan

General & Family Physician

Practicing since :2012

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Posted on Mon, 6 Jun 2016 in General Health
Question: I had a total hysterectomy 20 years ago. 5 weeks ago I had cardiac bypass surgery and twice since then I have noticed an orange mucous vaginal discharge. Just one spot and 2 weeks in-between occurences. Of course my most recent surgery included a Foley catheter for almost 1 week.
What can this be?
Answered by Dr. Shafi Ullah Khan 44 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Catheter induced

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for asking

I read your question and i understand your concern. Orange mucus vaginal discharge followed by foley's catheterization is likely attributed to the catheter as catheter can cause injry as well as infection of the genital tract and present like this. I would suggest getting that discharge tested for infections as well as urine for UTI and then treat it accordingly with proper antibiotics and supportive care.

I hope it will resolve. Take good care of yourself and dont forget to close the discussion please.

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