Purple urinary bag syndrome: a harmless but alarming problem.

  title={Purple urinary bag syndrome: a harmless but alarming problem.},
  author={John R Robinson},
  journal={British journal of community nursing},
  volume={8 6},
Patients who are not catheterized may notice a discolouration in their urine or faeces, either occasionally or continually. Such discolouration can usually be put down to waste materials caused by medication or food. However, a comment often made by nurses who see catheterized patients is, 'My patient's drainage bag has turned purple'. Patients with this condition can show no underlying urine infection. It is also noticeable that the longer the drainage bag is used, the deeper the colour purple… CONTINUE READING

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