Tiny brown flakes on my pad

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woodguy5
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Date Joined Jan 2010
Total Posts : 10
   Posted 2/6/2010 10:47 AM (GMT -6)   
How is everyone today! Found some little tiny brownish flakes on my pad this morning assuming that it may possibly be passing a blood clot. Am I right in assuming this?


Ron
Age 43
Gleason 3+3=6
psa 3.9
Biopsy 1 out of 14 samples
Stage T1c
Had surgery 1/6/10 Roboticly. catheter out 1/19/10 down to 1 or 2 pads per day basically dry at night. Nothing with ED yet.
Feb 11th will be first psa test post surgery

60Michael
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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 2243
   Posted 2/6/2010 10:52 AM (GMT -6)   
Hard to say without seeing them Woodguy, but likely so unless you have been eating bran flakes in bed. Hope your recovery goes well.
Michael
Dx with PCA 12/08 2 out of 12 cores positive 4.5 psa
59 yo when diagnosed
Robotic surgery 5/09 Atlanta, Ga
Catheter out after 10 days
Gleason upgraded to 3+5, volume less than 10%
Margin slightly involved
2 pads per day, 1 depends but getting better,
8/5 1 depend at night only, now none
 started ED tx 7/17, slow go
Post op dx of neuropathy
3 months psa.01, 6 month psa.4, 6 1/2 month psa.5
Starting IMRT on 1/18/10
Great family and friends
Michael


Paul1959
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Date Joined Nov 2007
Total Posts : 598
   Posted 2/6/2010 11:14 AM (GMT -6)   
Ron,
Yes, the brown flakes in your urine are totally normal and are a good sign. They are little scabs coming off the blood clots that sealed up capillaries. Just as the scabs falling off a skinned knee are a good sign. This can take months to happen, so don't freak out. As long as you are peeing, you are fine.

Uro's are very laid back about WHAT comes out - as long as it DOES come out. When I overdid it at week three and proceeded to pass copious amount of blood and huge chunks of blood clots, my uro did not even want to see me. told me to lie down and drink lots of fluid. Only time to panic was when I could no longer pee. A few days later, I was fine.

You're healing! Yea!
Paul
www.franktalk.org ED website for PCa guys

46 at Diagnosis.
Father died of Pca 4/07 at 86.
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 www.roboticoncology.com
Saved both nerve bundles.
Path Report: Stage T2cNxMx
-Gleason (3+3)6
Pad free on March 14 - (10 weeks.) Never a problem since.
ED - at one year, ED is fine with viagra.
Two year PSA - undetectable!


Purgatory
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25393
   Posted 2/6/2010 11:19 AM (GMT -6)   
Be werid to see, Im sure, but sounds like a normal situation, blood turns that color as soon as it oxidizes, so should be ok.

David in SC
Age: 57, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 7/08 12.3, 9/08 14.5, 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 - 7/7 Positive, 40-90% Cancer, Gleason 4+3
Open RP: 11/08, Rht nerves saved, 4 days in hospt, on catheters for 63 days, 5th one out 1/09
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos margin
Incontinence:  1 Month     ED:  Non issue at any point post surgery
Post Surgery  PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Post SRT PSA: 1/10 .12
Latest: 7/9 met 2 rad. oncl, 7/9 cath #6 - blockage, 8/9 2nd corr surgery, 8/9 cath #7 out 38 days, 9/9 - met 3rd rad. oncl., mapped  9/9, 10/1 - 3rd corr. surgery - SP cath/hard dialation, 10/5 - 11/27 IMRT SRT 39 sess/72 gys ,cath #8 33 days, Cath #9 35 days, 12/7 - Cath #10 43 days, 1/10 - Corrective Surgery #4, and Caths #11 and #12 in at the same time


Worried Guy
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Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 3739
   Posted 2/6/2010 5:11 PM (GMT -6)   
I have brown flakes on my pad every time I split wood with my TroyBilt 27 ton splitter. I get wood chips and dirt down my shirt, pants, boot, socks, undies and even inside the pad. How the heck do they get in there?
Keep Warm,
Jeff
Married 34 years, DX Age 56. First routine PSA test on April 8, 09: 17.8. Start 2 weeks of Cipro to rule out protatitis. May '09 PSA: 22.6, 3 weeks later: PSA: 23.2.
Biopsy 6/10/09: 7/12 scores positive, 20%-70%, Gleason 6=3+3. Bone and C/T scans neg.
RP DaVinci -7/21/2009 @ Univ of Roch Medical Center
Left nerve gone, right partial spared.
Catheter removed - 7/31/2009 Pathology report received:
Gleason 3+4=7, Tumor size: 2.5 x 1.8 cm, location: both lobes and apex.
Extraprostatic extension present; Perineural invasion: present, extensive.
No Malignancy in Seminal Vesicle, vasa deferentia, lymph nodes 0/13
Prostate mass 56 grams. Pathologic Stage: pT3aN0MX
Post Surgery Status:
Potency - 12/11 5 months, Still no activity, zip. Using pump daily since 11/11. No effect with 20 mg of Cialis or 100 mg of Viagra. Shots, See Uro 1/22/10 Trimix unsuccessful.
Incontinence - 8/20 4 full pads per day
.. 9/7 3-4 full pads per day (Try cutting down on fluids. Bad idea. I know.)
11/14 4 months: Still 3 pads per day. 420ml/day, 91 um leak.
12/11 5 months: Still 3 pads per day. 400-450ml/day
1/11/10 6 months: Still 3 pads but leak is now 320 ml (5 day avg.)
Post Surgery PSA - 9/3 6 weeks - 0.05; 10/13 3 months - 0.04, 1/14 6 months - 0.05.


Redman55
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Date Joined Jan 2010
Total Posts : 87
   Posted 2/6/2010 7:36 PM (GMT -6)   
AS posted before, as your bladder heals, there will be spots of blood. Not unusual at all. I had them going on for at least 3-weeks to a month and maybe longer.
Age 54
PSA 8/2009 5.6 Gleason 8
DaVinci surgery 11/2009
Pathology - totally contained in margins -one bundle spared
PSA now undetectable at < .05
Continance: Night and morning fine and improving
Doing 3 P's and now using trimix

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