Surgeon Questions blood in urine

After my surgery I am passing traces of blood in my urine. Is it normal?

I underwent an abdominal surgery last week. However now I am passing small traces of blood in my urine. I don't feel any pain while I'm going. Is it normal to experience this after abdominal surgery?

4 Answers

No, this could be a fistula. This has to be ruled out.
Blood in the urine right after surgery may be due to local trauma (catheter) and would resolve quickly. Long term, blood in the urine is never normal.
Yes, a small amount of spotting. The best thing to do is to ask the doctor who did your surgery.

I wish you well,

Ole Doc House
What kind of procedure did you have? If it was a urologic procedure (kidney, ureter, bladder) it is quite likely that hematuria (blood in the urine) is expected. I would check with urologist If that’s what you had done.

The next question to ask is did you have a catheter in your bladder during or after surgery? If you did, the urethra can be irritated and hematuria is not uncommon for several days after removal.

If the answer to both of those questions is no, I would contact your surgeon directly. Hematuria is not expected after most other abdominal operations.