urine in blood after surgery

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Date Joined Apr 2008
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   Posted 7/25/2008 10:39 AM (GMT -6)   
Has anyone had a problem with blood in urine after surgery
husband diagnosed May 2008
PSA 4.4
age 47
biopsy showed less than 2% involvement
gleason 6  3+3
Davinci Surgery 7/21/2008 Dr. Shalhav University of Chicago
home 7/22/2008 -

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Date Joined Jul 2006
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   Posted 7/25/2008 10:45 AM (GMT -6)   

Having blood in the urine after surgery is very common, it almost always happens.  Usually it is pinkish and not "blood red".  If it doesn't begin to go away or seems to be very dark (more blood than urine) , then you should consult with your surgeon. Otherwise, it is just one of the many things you will experience while healing.

Good luck with your recovery.

PSA up to 4.7 July 2006 , bump noted during DRE
Biopsy 10/16/06
T2A, Psa 4.7
Gleason  4+4=8  right side
DaVinci Surgery  January 2007
Post op confirms gleason 4+4=8
No extension or invasion found
No continence problems
PSA 90 day -.01  , 6 month -.01 , 9 month +.02 , 1 year +.02
Using Bi-Mix or VED 

James C.
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   Posted 7/25/2008 10:53 AM (GMT -6)   
Like lifeguyd said, its almost universal to have blood in the urine.  It takes very little to really change the color.  You have been cut and resectioned with several long incisions on the bladder neck, so that's why you are bleeding some.  You will also probably bleed more with activity, but its a natural part of healing.  Unless you are getting copious amount of bright blood or urine clow stops, just monitor it.  You may see blood for up to 2 to 3 weeks.   I'd suggest upping the water intake some, if you aren't already. 

James C.
Co-Moderator- Prostate Cancer Forum

Age 61
4/19/07 PSA 7.6, referred to Urologist, recheck 6.7
7/11/07 Biopsy- 16 core samples, size of gland around 76 cc. Staging pT2c
7/17/07 Path report: 3 of 16 PCa, 5% involved, left lobe , GS 3/3:6.
9/24/07 (open) Retropubic Radical Prostatectomy performed
9/26/07 Post-op Path Report: GS 3+3=6 Staging pT2c, 110gms, margins clear
10/15/07 ED- begin 50mg Viagra and Vacurect pump nightly, Fully continent
1/14/08 Caverject started/stopped, aching. 2/24/08 .5ml Bimix started-success
7/31/08 ED- Viagra, pump continues, no response- Trimix .10ml x 2 weekly continues
Post Surgery PSA's:  3 mts-0, 6 mts.-0, 9 mts.-0.

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Date Joined May 2008
Total Posts : 240
   Posted 7/25/2008 12:36 PM (GMT -6)   

My doctor said he didn't care what color my urine was coming out, as long as something was coming out I was fine. He said to call him as soon as I could not get anything to come out.

I am 11 1/2 weeks post op now, and I am still whizzing out little blood clots with stitches in them. And recently I chaffed the tip of my penis so badly that it started bleeding, so watch out for that as you move down the road.

It is just a circus in my pants everyday.
Age: 52
March 2006: PSA 2.5
Dec 2007:   PSA taken for insurance application. I did not see the results until late Jan '08 - after I was rejected. Their lab said PSA 4.5. PSA again in Feb '08: 3.7.
March 2008: Biopsy. Gleason 7 (4+3) 12 cores taken. 5 on the left side were cancerous and the 6th did not look good.
May 5, 2008: Da Vinci robotic laparoscopy at GW Hospital, Washington DC.
Post op: Gleason 9 (4+5). 15% of prostate involved. Negative margins. Lymph nodes and associated glands all appear to be cancer free.

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Date Joined Jan 2008
Total Posts : 276
   Posted 7/27/2008 5:05 AM (GMT -6)   
Murphy1, for about 3 mos following my procedure, I too had small clots, you have a lot of healing going on, mine got more noticeable when I got a little carried away lifting anything.
46 you when diagnosed, now 47
Pre-Op PSA 9.9
1 of 12 cores positive, Gleason 3+3
DaVinci on 9/5/2007
Post-Op Gleason 3+6, Negative Nodes and Margins
Less than 1% of prostate involved with CA
3 Month PSA 0.01, 6 Month PSA 0.01, 9 Month PSA 0.01
Incontinence resolved 9/15/2007, one day after cath removal
ED showing significant improvement.
Cialis 5 mg every night.
Success with BiMix

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Date Joined Dec 2007
Total Posts : 56
   Posted 7/28/2008 7:28 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes, as everyone is commenting, some blood in the urine is quite common for a while after surgery. In my case the blood seemed to let up after a few days, but returned on some later occasions during the first couple of months. The later occasions often corresponded with increases in physical activity, even though I don't feel I pushed things too early. Good luck!
Diagnosed Sep 2007 Age 54 Gleason 6 (3+3)
DaVinci Surgery 11/8/07 University of Minnesota
2/22/08 PSA Undetectable

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