The Symptoms of Hemorrhage Of The Bladder

Bloody urine; many clots of considerable size.

Hemorrhage from the bladder is sometimes difficult to distinguish from hemorrhage from the kidneys. When it occurs at intervals, it may generally be distinguished, however, by the presence of pus and mucus in the urine during the intervals, which indicates chronic catarrh of the bladder, and also by the greater abundance of clots.

The Causes of Hemorrhage Of The Bladder

Hemorrhage of the bladder may arise from ulceration of the bladder, from injury, or from the irritation of stone in the bladder. It also frequently occurs in cases of acute or chronic cystitis, and sometimes from vascular tumors which grow from the diseased mucous membrane of the organ.

The Treatment of Hemorrhage Of The Bladder

The patient should be kept quiet in bed. Apply cold over the bladder, and hot to the extremities. In severe cases, it may be an advantage to tie a bandage tightly around one or both limbs, so as to retain a portion of the blood in the limbs, and thus encourage spontaneous checking of the hemorrhage.

The ligation of the limbs should not be continued too long, and they should be carefully watched. If they become purple or very cold, the bandage should be removed. In very bad cases, not otherwise controlled, cold water or a weak solution of alum should be injected into the bladder.