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I noticed bleeding after cathing. Is this normal?

Users may occasionally notice blood in their urine when using an intermittent catheter. You should speak with your healthcare professional to understand if this is to be expected for your condition and stage of use of intermittent catheters. There may be a lot of blood if the urethra tears or a false passage is created. To minimize this risk, always use plenty of lubrication or a pre-lubricated, hydrophilic catheter to help reduce friction and the side effects of cathing.

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