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5/25/13 8:23 P

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I am glad to hear that things went well. I would get on the horn about the blood in your urine though. I am not sure if that is normal or not? Better to be safe than sorry. It could possibly be from irritation from the cath too, but I would double check with the Doc.

Wishing you a speedy recovery!





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5/25/13 6:04 P

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call your surgeons after hours number. Tell them you are concerned about blood in the urine and that you had your surgery this week and want to speak to your surgeon or the doctor on call. I think for your own piece of mind this is important. Your surgeon knows your medical history and what went on during surgery. Like Maria says it is better to speak to a doctor about this. If they do not call back in a couple of hours go to an urgent care facility for an evaluation. it is a little cheaper than they hospital emergency room. I would not take the word of a nurse. It may be nothing or it may be some infection or one of the staple lines could be leaking but you will not know what is causing it unless you call.

If it is nothing then it is better to know that from the doctor. if it is something you will have caught it early and can get it treated quickly.

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5/25/13 6:04 P

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Yes, it is quite normal for maybe a day to a few days after the foley is taken out. Do as your team wants and keep track of everything for them.
Remember to sip, sip, sip and walk, walk, walk!!!

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5/25/13 3:00 P

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Just be careful SPARKIE!
And get help when your gut tells you to.
Hope you feel better soon...



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5/25/13 1:51 P

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I did let the nurse know on Thursday. My tummy is soft. Occasional pain but not lasting. The pain isn't bad either. No temperature. The nurse was to leave a note for the doctor. Maybe another call is in order.

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5/25/13 9:59 A

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I had my RNY on the 14th. I did not need a drain, just a catheter.
We were told that any blood in stool or urine must be reported to the surgeon's office. Is your tummy tight or soft? Do you have pain? We were told to take our temperature with every intake and to keep a diary/log. Is your temp normal? Any stomach pain that lasts for more than 15minutes and/or increases is an emergency.
If you have all these facts you will be able to give them more information.
So please call or visit your emergency rooms!!!
It is better to have gone and to be told that everything is fine, than not to go and add more stress on yourself, even if everything is fine.



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5/25/13 9:19 A

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I came home Wed night after having gastric bypass Monday morning. Things went well. I did awake with a catheter and a foley drain. Tuesday I was nauseas all day, Yuck! Wed much better. Before coming home wed night they removed the foley drain. Thursday I noticed a little blood in my urine and also had my first bowel movement. Since then the blood is still in my urine, a few clots. Its Saturday now and its about the same. Is this normal? It just reminds me of what was coming out in the foley drain is now coming out in my urine. Maybe they should of left the foley drain in longer? Has anybody else had this experience? I am doing well otherwise. I did speak to the nurse on Thursday and she seemed to think it was normal with them removing the foley drain. Just curious how long it may last? I will appreciate any input you may have.

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