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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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What causes pus in urine while on a pubic catheter?

i work for a quadriplegic he has a supra pubic catheter and a new onset of high blood sugar UA came back with glucose in urine +1 protein and trace of keytones, there is a lot of pussy white sediment in urine. Yesterday we went to urology to scope bladder a lot of inflammation and polyps were found the dr said this was all on the normal for a patient having a catheter then he called later and ordered a cat scan of pelvic and bladder. YYYY@YYYY
Fri, 8 Jun 2018
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Diabetologist 's  Response
Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

I think in this condition there are 2 possibilities to consider
1. a urine infection.
2. a pyelonephritis.

In the second case, a scan is needed which is what your doctor has ordered. In the first case a urine routine and culture should also be tested, especially if the scan is going to take long. As per the urine report, if an infection is detected, then antibiotics can be initiated. Do let us know the reports for further suggestion.

Best of luck, Wishing you a speedy recovery.
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