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Bob1949
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Date Joined Jan 2008
Total Posts : 24
   Posted 2/28/2008 6:24 AM (GMT -7)   
Question about Clotting
Obviously Dr's & nurse's when I left my Sucessful Da Vici Surgery from 25 Feb, Discharged on 27 Feb, they said the key point is Stay Hydrated!
 
However, since arrival back at home
My wife and I have had to flush my catheter/Penis 3 times already because I didnt flow.  Thank God they at least showed me at the hospital how we should do that for my wife and I, meaning the flushing
 
 I have been successfuly filling my big bag (when flowing properly) numrous times (drinking LOTS of liquid, about, 80 ounce yesterday) , but, when I dump the bag, there are numerous clots pouring out of the bag discharge, which appear to be stopping the drainage thru the catheter.  When the catheter is not flowing, my bladder definitely feels full, almost to the point of exploding with no where for it to go, hence I get the equipment out and flush
 
I Called the On-Call Urologist last night (27 Feb) he said I was doing the right thing flushing, even though I shouldnt need to but couldnt explain why it was stopping/clotting, he also suggested turning the green tube going in the penis 360 degress (which somehow I dont look forward to) ha ha
 
While I was in the hospital (INOVA Fairfax) I was obviously on a constant IV drip (150) and didnt have any clots
 
Yes, since I've been home I've walked some, but not alot
 
Gonna call my Surgeon today (28 Feb) to discuss but thouoght Id throw it out here for opinions
 
 
 
Bob1949 (Bob)
Southern Maryland
Pre-Treatment PSA:  7.38
2004: Trus Biospy: Suspicious but followup
2007: Trus Biospy, 12 Samples, "Positive"
Gleason 3+3 = 6, T1C Diagnosed December 2007
Prostate, 60 grams
Age 58, 6'5, 233
DX:  Kidney Cancer/Removal, Prostate Cancer/Scheduled Removal, Atrial Fibrillation, Gastric By-Pass
Da-Vinci Ccompleted: 25 February 2008 @
INOVA Fairfax Hospital, Fairfax Virginia
Dr. Simon S. Chung
Both nerves sparred
 


kw
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Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 883
   Posted 2/28/2008 10:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Bob, I tend to bleed easy and had major bleding and blockage issues in the hospital. Once i got home I continued to have some small clots in the urine for quite some time. I did not have any other blockages. I did have a short series of bladder spasams but did not seem to cause more bleeding. Since my cathiter was in much longer than normal I was not walking much until it was removed.

Good Luck,
KW
    43
    PSA 5.7, Biopsy 3 of 12 positive (up to 75%) all on left side of prostate, Gleason 7
    RRP on Oct. 17, - Nerves on right side saved. All Lab's clear. 
    Cathiter in for 28 days due to complications in healing. Removed Nov. 9, 2006
    First Post op PSA on Dec. 11, 2006  Undetectable 0.00.
    ED workable and usable with Viagra.
    Feb. 20th, 2007 - Feb. 4th, 2008  Cystoscope, Two Collagen injections,Second opinion Doctor at OU Medical Center, Bio-Feedback training, Chiropractic, Accupuncture  to try to resolve ongoing incontinance (4-6 pads a day)  All PSA's 0.00.
    Feb. 4th, 2008 - Appointment with Original Dr. to discuss options and recomendation for surgical fix for incontinance.
    Feb. 22nd, 2008 - Surgery to install the AMS AdVance Male Sling.
 
     


Paul1959
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Date Joined Nov 2007
Total Posts : 598
   Posted 2/28/2008 1:06 PM (GMT -7)   
I had pink urine for many days. After about 5 days it cleard up. I passed clots into bag all the time. After the cath was removed, I overdid it and had huge clots and lots of bleeding. Doc said I ruptured a capillary. Looks worse than it is, and it finally cleared up.
 
BUT - i certainly never clogged up the catheter. Is yours small?  Mine was quite large diameter..but did not feel it much so no big deal.  Lucky you learned how to flush your bladder. i never had to do that. take it easy.  you are drinkiing enough water, so I would just say it will take time.  is there any correlation between activity and appearance of clots at all?
 
Blood and clots in urine is quite normal for up to six weeks.
Paul
47 at Diagnosis.
Father died of Pca 4/07 at 86.
1/06 PSA 3.15
1/07 PSA 4.6      (Biopsy 3/07 just suspicious)
10/07 PSA 5.06   (Biopsy 11/07  1 of 12 with 8% involvment) (1mm)
Da Vinci surgery Jan 5, '08 at Mt. Sinai Hosp. NYC  www.roboticoncology.com
Saved both nerve bundles.
Path Report:  Stage T2cNxMx
-Gleason (3+3)6
-totally contained to prostate,
-10% involvement in L & R Mid lobes
 
 


Bob1949
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Date Joined Jan 2008
Total Posts : 24
   Posted 2/28/2008 4:31 PM (GMT -7)   

Thank Ya Paul, KW

Since my post earlier today, Ive had discussions with my surgeon twice (he called me, which is always a good sign).  I took it upon myself (with my wifes help) to flush as needed on a hourly basis until urine cleared a little and clots disappeared, then repeat the process as needed later.  Its starting to clear up some (the volume of clots) as time goes by.  My clots were/are small, just large enough to repeatedly block the exit from the bladder, travel thru the penis, to the catheter.

It was tough last night (NO pain, just confusion) watching my catheter every 5 minutes, with no activity and realizing something wasnt right, and realizing my bladder was getting extremely full feeling ha ha

Fortunately, our (my) nurse was a good teacher in educationing us about flushing the catheter, something I thought at the most I'd do once (So Bob what did you do while you were out, oh, not much, just repeatedly shot streams of warm water up thru my penis into my bladder with a syringe, then draw it back out repeatedly full of blood and clots)

Walking is not bothering me at all, of course I'm not on a long hike by any means, and its pretty cold in Maryland

Paul, if I may ask, after your cathater was removed, what caused the return of clots in your case.  Im scheduled to get mine removed on 5 March.


Bob1949 (Bob)
Southern Maryland
Pre-Treatment PSA:  7.38
2004: Trus Biospy: Suspicious but followup
2007: Trus Biospy, 12 Samples, "Positive"
Gleason 3+3 = 6, T1C Diagnosed December 2007
Prostate, 60 grams
Age 58, 6'5, 233
DX:  Kidney Cancer/Removal, Prostate Cancer/Scheduled Removal, Atrial Fibrillation, Gastric By-Pass
Da-Vinci Ccompleted: 25 February 2008 @
INOVA Fairfax Hospital, Fairfax Virginia
Dr. Simon S. Chung
Both nerves sparred
 


Paul1959
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Date Joined Nov 2007
Total Posts : 598
   Posted 2/28/2008 6:28 PM (GMT -7)   
I was "up running around too much" to quote my doctor. They told me not to lift stuff. i did not. They told me to walk a lot, I did. they mentioned nothing about holding auditions in New york City for singers and actors and then conducting a concert the next day. I didn't lift a thing - I only walked and waved my arms. Well, phooey on them. If I'm not supposed to advance the careers of young artists or conduct concerts, don't you think they should put it in the paper work? For goodness sake, next they'll be saying no cold nuclear fusion experiments, or no space travel for six weeks - you NEVER see astronauts lifting things, do you? i wish our medical community could be more specific about their expectations. So, to avoid clots in your urine, no conducting, no auditions. You'll be fine.

Silliness abounds
Paul
47 at Diagnosis.
Father died of Pca 4/07 at 86.
1/06 PSA 3.15
1/07 PSA 4.6      (Biopsy 3/07 just suspicious)
10/07 PSA 5.06   (Biopsy 11/07  1 of 12 with 8% involvment) (1mm)
Da Vinci surgery Jan 5, '08 at Mt. Sinai Hosp. NYC  www.roboticoncology.com
Saved both nerve bundles.
Path Report:  Stage T2cNxMx
-Gleason (3+3)6
-totally contained to prostate,
-10% involvement in L & R Mid lobes
 
 


JodyJames
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 6
   Posted 3/3/2008 9:57 PM (GMT -7)   
I passed clots when my catheter was in and continued to pass some clots after it was removed. Never had any blockage by clots. My surgeon told me not to worry about clots as they were normal.
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