Urinary bladder tamponade (blood clots in the bladder)

EBM Guidelines
Jun 3, 2019 • Latest change Dec 20, 2019
Teuvo Tammela

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Extract

  • Preceded by a urological intervention (catheterization, bladder puncture, transurethral resection of the prostate [TURP]).
  • Bleeding caused by a bladder tumour.
  • Sequelae of pelvic radiotherapy.
  • Anticoagulant therapy predisposes to bladder tamponade.
  • Usually the patient has had haematuria already before the tamponade, and as the condition persists, painful urinary retention will develop.
  • There may be a blood clot visible at the urethral orifice.

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Catheters, Indwelling, Hematuria, Hemorrhage, Prostatectomy, R31, Surgery, Tranexamic Acid, Transurethral Resection of Prostate, Urinary Bladder, Urology, bladder tamponade, blood clot, tamponade