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Quinn
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Date Joined Aug 2008
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   Posted 8/26/2008 9:41 AM (GMT -6)   
I had surgery on August 19th and my Prostate was removed. I continue to have bleeding at times especially at night and early morning. Sometimes dark red. In your past experience is this normal and how long does this continue? The doctor will take the catheter out on Sept. 3rd.

SHU93
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Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 328
   Posted 8/26/2008 9:50 AM (GMT -6)   
I drank alot of fluids during the day with catheter in, I did not have much blood in urine post-op moreso post biopsy. I would recommend calling the Doctor to confirm all is OK.
Age 37
 
Diagnosed 7/2008
Da Vinci Surgery 7/2008
First PSA : 4.17 5/2008
Second PSA After 2 weeks of antibiotics : 3.9 6/2008
DRE: Negative 5/2008
Bone Scan/CAT Scan: Clear 7/2008
Cystoscope: Normal 7/2008
Prostate MRI: Normal 7/2008
Biopsy : 6 out 12 Postive all on right side, Gleason 7 (3+4).
PostOp: T2c (On Both sides), margins clear, seminal clear, nodes, clear. Gleason 6(3+3).
First PostOp PSA: 9/2008


Tony Crispino
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   Posted 8/26/2008 10:04 AM (GMT -6)   
This is normal, but it should be improving at this point. I had the same issues for a couple days, but it varies from patient to patient. You should be seeing improvements everyday. If not then certain keep your doctor apprised.

Tony
Age 46 (44 when Dx)
Pre-op PSA was 19.8
Surgery on Feb 16, 2007 @ The City of Hope
Post-Op Pathology: Gleason 4+3=7, positive margins, Stage pT3b (Stage III)
HT began in May, '07 with Lupron and Casodex 50mg
IMRT radiation for 38 Treatments ending August 3, '07
Current PSA (May 9 '08): <0.1
I will continue HT until May '09. 
Years in Remission (3/23/07): 1
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Bootheel
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Date Joined Oct 2007
Total Posts : 300
   Posted 8/26/2008 12:56 PM (GMT -6)   
A lot of the blood in my urine post-op was due to me straining during a BM. using stool softeners really helped. My doc said a little blood was normal due to the surgery. Good luck in your recovery
Age 65
Diagnosed 10/12/07
PSA 6.3
Biopsy 18 core samples, 2 positive <5%
Stage T1a Gleason 6 (3+3)
LRP  1/29/08
Post-op
Gleason 7 (3+4)
1 positive margin (.3cm)
T2C 
5/15/08- 1st Post-Op PSA 0.07 Undetectable
8/11/08 -2nd Post-OP PSA 0.02 Undetectable


Bluenose
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Total Posts : 260
   Posted 8/26/2008 3:45 PM (GMT -6)   

 

..same here, I was still having some blood as well and like Tony said it should be starting to improve at this point.....I could always tell if I hadn't drank enough water, my urine would get somewhat tinged red.


 
   age: 53
   Pre-0p PSA  Feb. 08, 5.0
      4.22.08, 4.1
      PSA  spiked once about 8yrs ago to 5.0 three months later
      back to 2.9...then into the 1.2 range until my re-scheduled 
      "missed" appointment this past Feb.
      Biopsy 5.1.08 
      Gleason-3+4=7
      T2a
      5 of 15 cores positive
      Da Vinci scheduled..7.29.08..as I read somewhere on this 
      site....."the first show of the day"
       DaVinci completed 7.29.08, Bladder Sling installed, hernia repair 
       completed during surgery.    
       3hrs in surgery, 2 in recovery...trouble starting the airway pre-
       surgery.
        Sent home 30hrs,  JP drain in place 7days,
       Path report "cancer fully contained"....Margins clear
        Cath removed 8.8.08(ten days)...one lightly used pad 24 hours
        ED therapy begins 8.9.08. 100mg viagra three times a week,
        pump everyday and hold for ten minutes.
        8.16.08 switched to Levitra 20mg.......whahoo, got lucky...
        immediate results..... 
 
           ..."just tryin' to reason with hurricane season"..
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
       


rstcard
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Date Joined Aug 2008
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   Posted 8/26/2008 5:17 PM (GMT -6)   
My father was having the same problem and it's slowly resolving on its own (it's been 3 weeks). As long as you don't have thick (ketchup consistency) bright red blood, it should be ok.

not quite related to this... but my father is still having a burning sensation with urination (no fevers or other signs of infection). The nurse told us that this is normal, but my father is worried that he may have a UTI or urethral stricture. Are we worried for no reason?

Post Edited (rstcard) : 8/26/2008 5:20:29 PM (GMT-6)


BillyMac
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   Posted 8/26/2008 6:03 PM (GMT -6)   
rstcard,
What you describe is fairly normal but on the urination front, it is quite easy to have a mild urinary tract infection while you have incontinence and then develop the symptoms you describe. Another thing I would avoid is orange juice........if you drink juice then use apple juice. Above all keep the fluids flowing.
Bill
1/05 PSA----2.9 3/06-----3.2 3/07-------4.1 5/07------3.9 All negative DREs
Aged 59 when diagnosed
Biopsy 6/07----4 of 10 cores positive for Adenocarcinoma-------bummer!
Core 1 <5%, core 2----50%, core 3----60%, core 4----50%
Biopsy Pathologist's comment:
Gleason 4+3=7 (80% grade 4) Stage T2c
Neither extracapsular nor perineural invasion is identified
CT scan and Bone scan show no evidence of metastases
Da Vinci RP Aug 10th 2007
Post-op pathology:
Positive for perineural invasion and 1 small focal extension
Negative at surgical margins, negative node and negative vesicle involvement
Some 4+4=8 identified ........upgraded to Gleason 8
PSA Oct 07 <0.1 undetectable
PSA Jan 08 <0.1 undetectable
PSA April 08 <0.001 undetectable
PSA August 08 <.001 undetectable


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rstcard
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Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 8
   Posted 8/26/2008 6:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks, Billymac

Bluenose
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Date Joined May 2008
Total Posts : 260
   Posted 8/26/2008 7:36 PM (GMT -6)   

 

..rstcard..I've experienced that as well. I don't really want to call it a burning sensation, but more of a different sensation than what we had pre-surg. I mean they cut our uretha, and then reconnected.....gonna' be sore for awhile I'm guessing! I'm not experiencing that feeling like I did earlier on...gettin' better everyday.. 


 
   age: 53
   Pre-0p PSA  Feb. 08, 5.0
      4.22.08, 4.1
      PSA  spiked once about 8yrs ago to 5.0 three months later
      back to 2.9...then into the 1.2 range until my re-scheduled 
      "missed" appointment this past Feb.
      Biopsy 5.1.08 
      Gleason-3+4=7
      T2a
      5 of 15 cores positive
      Da Vinci scheduled..7.29.08..as I read somewhere on this 
      site....."the first show of the day"
       DaVinci completed 7.29.08, Bladder Sling installed, hernia repair 
       completed during surgery.    
       3hrs in surgery, 2 in recovery...trouble starting the airway pre-
       surgery.
        Sent home 30hrs,  JP drain in place 7days,
       Path report "cancer fully contained"....Margins clear
        Cath removed 8.8.08(ten days)...one lightly used pad 24 hours
        ED therapy begins 8.9.08. 100mg viagra three times a week,
        pump everyday and hold for ten minutes.
        8.16.08 switched to Levitra 20mg.......whahoo, got lucky...
        immediate results..... 
 
           ..."just tryin' to reason with hurricane season"..
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
       

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