In a flash of inutterable brilliance it occurs to me to wonder--a week after my doctor prescribed a stool test to explore where I might be experiencing blood loss that might be causing my iron deficiency—if I’m losing blood in my urinary tract. I twice have seen visible blood in my unine (before the superpubic); was admitted to and kept in the hospital for two days on the basis of my culture before they decided that though I was colonized I was not infected; my caregiver said she saw blood in my catheter the other morning; and my stoma (?) often still oozes and bleeds, and this morning there seemed to be some fresh blood. And sometimes it feels like the catheter might be poking into my urethra.
Okay, so writing that just made apparent the advisaibity of seeing my uro. But does this sound familiar to anyone? Could something be happening to make me bleed enough to make me iron deficient?