Blood in urine 2 yrs after prostatectomy (1.5 yrs. after radiation) - Anyone else?

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bob57
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Date Joined May 2007
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   Posted 9/17/2009 7:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello All,
 
It has been a while since I have posted but I remember what a great relief this site was to me when diagnosed. I had laproscopic prostatectomy in June of 2007 and then 38 radiation treatments 5 months later because one of my margins was not clear. Other than the usual problems that go along with surgery and radiation (slight incontenance - 1 pad a day just in case) and irregularity constantly, I have had no issues until the last month or so. I noticed blood in my urine a little over a month ago on a single occassion, but blew it off as being caused by strain etc. then a second time a week later. Since then I have noticed it about twice a week. I am going to call the doctor tomorrow, but was curious if others had had this issue. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
 
Bob

Age:51, Biopsied 4/9/07, 2 of 12 biopsies positive, highly differentiated neuroendocrine carcinoid tumor of the prostate, gleason score 3+3=6, PSA normal 1.4, Grade:T2b, CT, Bone scan and octreoscan neg., Transrectal MRI showed 2.2cm x 1.8cm carcinoid tumor confined to prostate, laproscopic radical prostatectomy 6/19/07. Started IMRT 1/22/08.


Steve n Dallas
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   Posted 9/18/2009 5:15 AM (GMT -6)   

By all means talk to your Doc.

Blood in urine (hematuria) — Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, causes, treatment of this common problem.

Definition

Seeing blood in your urine can cause more than a little anxiety. Yet blood in urine — known medically as hematuria — isn't always a matter for concern. Strenuous exercise can cause blood in urine, for instance. So can a number of common drugs, including aspirin. But urinary bleeding can also indicate a serious disorder.

There are two types of blood in urine. Blood that you can see is called gross hematuria. Urinary blood that's visible only under a microscope is known as microscopic hematuria and is found when your doctor tests your urine for another condition. Either way, it's important to determine the reason for the bleeding.

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Age 54   - 5'11"   205lbs
Overall Heath Condition - Good
PSA - July 2007 & Jan 2008 -> 1.3
Biopsy - 03/04/08 -> Gleason 6 
06/25/08 - Da Vinci robotic laparoscopy
05/14/09  - 4th Quarter PSA -> less then .01
Surgeon - Keith A. Waguespack, M.D.


bob57
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Date Joined May 2007
Total Posts : 21
   Posted 9/18/2009 5:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Steve,

Yes, I googled the symptom and found this and amazingly 4 other guys on a different cancer discussion site that were 2 to 3 years out from prostate surgery or radiation that also had bleeding and were looking for answers. I immediately thought that this would be the best place to find them if it were related to surgery or radiation. One of the guys on the other site said that he was told it is rather common to have blood in the urine after radiation due to the damage done. I am still waiting to see a doctor as the only other causes that I can find other than Kidney stones are bladder, kidney or liver cancer. What are the odds of having three cancers? Leukemia, prostate and now maybe another one? ARGGHH! I have my routine six month CT scan next month for my leukemia, so maybe this will shed some light on the issue.

Thanks Again,
Bob
Age:51, Biopsied 4/9/07, 2 of 12 biopsies positive, highly differentiated neuroendocrine carcinoid tumor of the prostate, gleason score 3+3=6, PSA normal 1.4, Grade:T2b, CT, Bone scan and octreoscan neg., Transrectal MRI showed 2.2cm x 1.8cm carcinoid tumor confined to prostate, laproscopic radical prostatectomy 6/19/07. Started IMRT 1/22/08.

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