Still Bleeding

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Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 2
   Posted 9/29/2008 8:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey gang,
  I had my RRP on September 10 and the cathater removed on Sep 22.  I am one week out from having it removed and I am still bleeding.  Sometimes when I urinate I see blood and just about every time I have a bowel movement there is blood.  I'm hoping that the current bleeding is from the cathater.  The blood is red and not the dark red I experienced moments after the cathater was removed (old surgery blood I guess).  I've had two CT scans since surgery but they don't show the area bleeding. 
How much longer can I expect bleeding to occur?  I'm still sticking to as bland a diet as I can along with no caffine, no alcohol and no carbination (no soft drinks).

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Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 407
   Posted 9/29/2008 12:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Our surgery date was the same, as was the date of our catheter removal.  Coincidence.  Though I'm not seeing traces of blood in my stool(s) I do, from time to time, still have it in my urine.  My doctors PA telephoned me Friday to see how I'm doing and I mentioned the occassional blood and she said not to worry - if it was intermittent - and she described it as "old blood."  My first post-op exam by the Urologist/Surgeon will be next Monday and if I still see blood this week I'll mention it to him to see what he says.  If I were any more concerned about it I'd telephone my Urologist to let him know what's going on - and maybe you will want to do the same.  I'm eating pretty much what I want now and I drink several cans of Diet Pepsi daily.  No alcohol yet, though.  The Urologist has never mentioned undergoing a CT.

Age:  59 (58 at diagnosis - June, 2008)

April '08 PSA 4.8 ("free PSA" 7.9), up from 3.5 year prior

June '08 had biopsy, 2 days later told results positive but in less than 1% of sample

Gleason's 3+3=6

Developed sepsis 2 days post-biopsy, seriously ill in hospital for 3 days

Dr. recommended robotic removal using da Vinci

Surgery 9/10/08

Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL

Dr. Robert Nadler, Urologist/Surgeon

Post-op Gleason's:  3+3, Tertiary 4

Margins:  Free

Bladder & Urethral:  Free

Seminal vesicles:  Not involved

Lymphatic/Vascular Invasion:  Not involved

Tumor:  T2c; Location:  Bilateral; Volume:  20%

Catheter:  Removed 12-days after surgery

Incontinent:  Yes (17 days post-op)

Combination of Cialis and MUSE (alprostadil) three times weekly started 9-27-08

Will return to work 9-29-08, 18-19 days post-op


Regular Member

Date Joined May 2008
Total Posts : 36
   Posted 9/29/2008 2:57 PM (GMT -6)   
hey sike,
hi pal, im a little before you but i had this blood issue too. ck out my posts. when the cath was in and i sat down on the bowel i was a blood firework. when the cath came out about a week later i woke up the blood was gone and has been ever since
every time i called the doc he said dont worry it does not concern me and it will go away im hoping your hrs away from it stopping

new jersey
age 45 hi im rick
first ever psa 4.5
dre negative
biopsy june 08 1 0f 12 cores positive <5% score 3+3 =6
surgery 9-5-08 philly pa Dr Stephen Boorjian {great guy made me feel so comfortable }
Fox Chase Cancer CTR
home 9-6-08
first 7 days very painfull bladder spasams very tough getting up or down
9-12-08 final path report
still 3+3 6
total confined to prostate
margins negative
seminal vecials negative
lymp nodes negative

Veteran Member

Date Joined Nov 2007
Total Posts : 598
   Posted 9/29/2008 7:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Bleeding in urine is very common up to eight weeks after surgery. I overdid it at three weeks and it was a bloody mess for five days. clots continued for quite a long time. Don't worry. Your doctor says don't worry, so don't. I was told that the only time to worry was when you could NOT urinate at all. they fully expect residual bleeding for some weeks after surgery. when you realize that they rebuilt a new neck for your bladder and the reconstruction that went on, it's no wonder you're bleeding. It's perfectly normal.
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
Saved both nerve bundles.
Path Report:  Stage T2cNxMx
-Gleason (3+3)6
-totally contained to prostate,
-10% involvement in L & R Mid lobes
PSA 0 at nine months.
Pad free on March 14 - (10 weeks.)
ED - Take 100mg viagra every night.
Totally usable erections at 10 weeks, which disappeared over the course of a month or two.
 Now limited success with cialis, viagra, rings, and luck. Waiting for that moment that is said to occur between nine and twelve months where things start to improve!

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