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I removed my catheter today after having it for 11 days. I had urethral stricture surgery. Ive peed about 6 times in the past 30 minutes. My stream seems fine till im almost done. I drank a lot of water and took amtibiotic incase of uti. When i pee towards the end my stream stops and continues for a bit but not as strong as when my stream started and it stings and has blood
Im wondering if this is normal and why its not just one stream instead of a pause after initial stream and then a sting and blood. Hope to hear back from you. Also is peeing this much normal?

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Peter:

It's too early to determine if there is a problem or not.  The stinging and the blood is from the catheter and the surgery.  These should disappear in a day or so.  The frequency could just be from bladder overactivity from the catheter or an infection.  Some swelling from the surgery may also account for some of the difficulties.

You should be asking your surgeon about these issues since he would know how the surgery went and exactly what surgery was done.

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Stephen W. Leslie, MD

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Questions concerning erectile dysfunction, kidney stones and prostate disorders including prostate cancer. I have a special interest in kidney stone disease prevention.

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Full time practicing urologist with 30 years experience. Associate Professor of Surgery and Chief of Urology at Creighton University Medical Center. Editor in Chief of eMedicine Urology internet textbook. Author of only NIH approved book written for patients by a urologist on the subject of kidney stones "The Kidney Stones Handbook". Inventor of the "Parachute" and "Escape" kidney stone baskets and the "Calculus" stone prevention analysis computer program.

Organizations
American Urological Association, Ohio State Medical Association, Sexual Medicine Society

Publications
Men's Health, Journal of Urology, Urology, Healthwatch Magazine, Emergency Medicine Monthly, eMedicine, "The Kidney Stones Handbook", and numerous articles in various newspapers. He is also the editor of the Urology Board Review by McGraw-Hill used by urologists to study for their Board Certification Examinations.

Education/Credentials
Graduate of New York Medical College with residencies completed at Metropolitan Hospital New York, Albany Medical Center and University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Awards and Honors
Thirlby Award of the American Urological Association. Rated as one the country's Best Urologists by the Independent Consumer's Research Institute

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