Here's a link to a before and after diagram. The urethra is drawn up from where it was cut into, under the prostate and attached directly to the bottom of the bladder. The bladder underside will have 2 or more suture lines, holding the incisions together, along with the attached urethra, so blood for several weeks after surgery is normal, especially with bowel movements, or other exertion. Nothing to worry about
as long as it isn't lots of it and bright red, or the urine flow stops because of blockage by a clot.
Here's a link to a nifty rotating diagram of the normal prostate and male anatomy to give you an idea of how it all relates.
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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.
Post Edited (James C.) : 9/16/2008 7:46:10 PM (GMT-6)