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buckeye42
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Date Joined May 2009
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   Posted 6/1/2009 7:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Has anyone experienced this.I am10 days post cath.still pee a liitle blood at the beginning or at the end of each urination. called dr said this was normal,put me on cipro for 7 days any info i would appreciate it

TeddyG
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   Posted 6/1/2009 8:33 PM (GMT -6)   
It should be getting a little better every day. The Doc may think you have an infection so keep on top of the symptoms.

Background:
Age 55, two teens, very fit cyclist (avg 2000+ miles per year) and weight, diet, etc. consistent with good habits. Stressful job as attorney; very supporting wife who is helping me through every stage of this war.
Stats:
2006 PSA - 1.5
2007 PSA - 2.3
2008 PSA - 5.3 (18 mos.)
2009 Jan. 20 - Biopsy 12 samples
        Feb 3 Dx 2/12 samples positive, low volume  (5% and 7-10%)
Gleason 3+4, later downgraded by second opinion at Johns-Hopkins to 3+3, but "it's still PCa" as my Doc said.
Laproscopic surgery April 9,  University of KY Medical Center, Lexington, 3 days in hospital, catheter removal April 21.
Pathology: clear margins, no cancer in prostate: told that this is very rare and Doc has only seen it in 3 out of over 1400 cases; I rearched the concept of "vanishing cancer" and found a tumor classification of tP0 and asked Doc if it applied to me. He said that it was unlikely because if a pathologist had done a much more detailed analysis of the tissue, he would likely find more foci somewhere, and biopsy found "needle in the haystack as opposed to the tip of the iceberg"; Nevertheless, it is a blessing;
Regardless of the science, my family says "miracle."
Now working w/ post-surgery issues....
 


Dirtmover
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   Posted 6/1/2009 9:13 PM (GMT -6)   
every one is a little different in the healing dept, i would think this is fairly normal due to the fact that even a little strain can cause blood all the way up to a month dont worry too much about it , see if you bleed if there is no strain  i think your fine my brother, but im no doc , listen to your body, if you bleed alot call the 'doc.  ................dirt smilewinkgrin
Diagnosed November 2007   (43 years old )
PSA 3.9 / Gleason 6 / TC1 6 cores 1 shows 25%
Sugery scheduled 5/29/08 - City of Hope - Dr. Mark Kawachi
 "First show of the day"
 and now for the new ive been waiting for
 FINAL PATH REPORT:gleason upgraded to 3+4 T2c bilateral disease,tumor involvment 5%
extra prostatic extention:absent
seminal vesical invasion :absent
pathological staging:pTNM pT2 ORGAN CONFINED
margins free of carcinoma
usable erections ;6-6-08 with little blue pill
continence; 1 pad a day, dry at night
continence a non issue at 10weeks
 1 year p.s.a. undetectable


Jeff M
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   Posted 6/1/2009 10:11 PM (GMT -6)   

Have the doctor do a culture to make sure that you not only have a bladder infection, but to check the culture for bacteria.   I had a bladder infection and Cipro was one of the drugs that wouldn't work for the type of bacteria. 

 

Jeff

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