Anyone ever deal with a bladder blood clot?
My darling Seamus, almost 3, just spent 6 days in the emergency vet. I caught him leaking very bloody urine on the comforter of the bed. I was able to quarantine him, get a decent sample and get him and the sample to the vet within hours. He was cathed with a partial obstruction, 90% full bladder and in significant pain. After 2 days of no color change in his urine, an ultrasound was done. A large blood clot was found in his bladder. He's been looked at by 5 vets and an internist and not one of them could determine the reason for the clot.
After a plasma transfusion (still trying to determine if there's a factor problem) on day 4 the blood clot started to shrink. He went off the cath for 2 days and is urinating without incident so he's been sent home with meds incl. vitamin K and is on watch for blockage again.
Has anyone dealt with a large bladder blood clot? Any idea why this could have happened? He was checked for external injury thinking possible trauma, none found.
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I've never seen this but did he have bladder stones or a urine pH that could have caused them? I wonder if a bladder stone could have cut the inside of his bladder and caused a bleed that could have formed a clot? He had a blockage so the blood wouldn't get flushed out with the urine and I wonder if a high/low pH would make it more likely to form a clot. I'm just guessing but am interested if anyone else has seen anything like this.
Xena answered on Jul 2nd.