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   Posted 2/8/2009 4:43 AM (GMT -6)   
Just a quick question how long should I have blood in my urine after a biopsy

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   Posted 2/8/2009 5:28 AM (GMT -6)   
Not to happens all the time. Blood in the urine and semen lasts from days to weeks. It is as variable as the patients who have had a biopsy and we all take varying times to recover. If it is any help, surgeons will not as a rule operate on a patient within six weeks of a takes at least that long for the gland to settle down after what is essentially being "stabbed" multiple times.
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 (disregarded due to lab "misreporting")
PSA August 08 <0.001 undetectable (disregarded due to lab "misreporting")
Post-op pathology rechecked by new lab:
Gleason downgraded to 4+3=7
Focal extension comprised of grade 3 cells
PSA September 08 <0.01 (new lab)

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   Posted 2/8/2009 8:32 AM (GMT -6)   
I had 3 biopsies. The blood in the urine for me lasted from a low of one evening, to as much as 2 or 3 days, Probably depends on how many cores they take for starters. The range of blood I experienced was from barely faint pink to red red. First one scared me, after that, I expected it to be there. Hope you are doing better.
Age 56, 56 at DX, PSA 7/7 5.8, 7/8 12.3
3rd Biopsy 9/8 Positive 7 of 7 cores pos, 40-90%, Gleason 7
Open RP surgery 11/14/8, Non-nerve sparing, 4 days hospital, staples out 11/24/8, 5th cath out on 1/19/9
Post-surgery Pathlogy Report:Gleason 3+4=7, pT2c, 42 grm, tumor 20%, Contained in capsular, clear margins, clear lymph nodes 
First PSA Post Surgery   2/9/9

John T
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   Posted 2/8/2009 12:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Blood in urine should last no more than a couple of days. Blood in semen can last up to 6-8 weeks.

I had a psa of 4.4 in 1999 and steadily increasing psa every 3-6 months before reaching 40 in 5-08.Free psa ranged from 16 to 10%

I had biopsies every year, 13 total in all. I saw 5 different doctors, all urologists or urological oncologists at Long Beach, UCLA, UCSF and UCI and had an MRIS at UCSF in 2007. All tests were negative and I was told that because of all the biopsies I most likely didn't have PC, but to keep getting biopsies every year.

in Oct 08 my 13th biopsy of 25 cores indicated 2 positive cores, gleason 3+3 less that 5% in 2 cores. Doc recommended surgery.

2nd opinion from a prostate oncologist, referred by my wife's oncologists said cancer found wis indolant and statistacally insignificant, but PSA histor was a major concern and ordered a few more tests.

Color Doppler ultrasound with targeted biopsy found a transition zone tumor 18mmX16mm, gleason 3+4 and 4+3. CT and bone scans clear, but Doc thinks that there may be lymph node involvement (30% chance) because of my high PSA, and referred me for a Combidex MRI in Holland, currently scheduled for Feb 14.

Changed diet and takiing supplements while I wait. The location of the tumor plus the high psa make surgery an unlikely option. I'm still evaluatiing all treatment options and will make a decision once I get the results of the Combidex scan.


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Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 60
   Posted 2/8/2009 1:01 PM (GMT -6)   
I am sure it also depends on how many cores. I had 29 cores and it was weeks until I had no blood. Hope your dx is normal.

Age at Dx:48, currently 49
PSA May 08 2.96
referred to uro
PSA June 08 3.44
biopsy 7/25/08-29 core samples
path 7/31/08-8 of 29 PCa/10% involved L/R base and mid
high grade PIN in apex/seminal vesicles clear stage GS 3/3=6 pT2a
10/7/08 robotic at Cleveland Clinic-Dr. Kaouk
10/10/08 path GS 3/3=6 pT2c
cancer contained/neg margins
PSA Jan/09 .03

Regular Member

Date Joined Feb 2009
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   Posted 2/8/2009 2:56 PM (GMT -6)   
I had the biopsy done 11 days ago 12 core it is now only a small amount but very dark red I know that i am a bleeder (term given to me by doctor when I had my appendix out) but I would have thought that it would of stopped by now been back to doctor twice but all he keeps giving me is more antibiotics

Regular Member

Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 194
   Posted 2/8/2009 3:09 PM (GMT -6)   

I was lucky and never had any blood in the urine but in the semen for a month. Since you are a bleeder and your urethra was probably pierced by a biopsy needle, I don't think you should worry too much, especially with your doctor not concerned. I sure would stay on the antibiotic and keep your doctor informed though. Best of luck to you, and hope it resolves itself soon.
Age at DX 57
5-18-07 PSA 7.7
5-06-08 PSA 4.6  8% free psa, but stable
10-23-08 PSA 5.65 4% free psa
11-04-08 biopsy
11-11-08 2 of 12 cores positive
Gleason 3+3  6  stage t1c / post-op 3+4  7  stage t2c
CT and Bone scan negative
Da Vinci RRP 01-09-09
Catheter removed 1-15-09
Pathology Report says it's gone!
First Post-op PSA due 2-17-09

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