Urine still a little red (ish)

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   Posted 6/13/2010 10:53 AM (GMT -6)   
Had RRP Monday (6-07). Stayed until Thu AM. Doc wants catheter in for 14 days.
The flow is still pinkish. How long until this is considered abnormal?
thanks guys
50 Yrs. old
DX Feb, 2010 w/6.6 PSA.
Biopsy 04-24-10, Gleason 3+3=6
4 of 5 cores left side inv. 10%
RRP 06-07-10....

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   Posted 6/13/2010 11:04 AM (GMT -6)   
I had small clots and debris for weeks after the catheter was removed (7 days after DaVinci), and the doctor said it was normal (as the scabbing over the urethra broke off). And a tiny drop of blood puts quite a tint in urine.

That said, I'm not a doctor, so if you are concerned, check in with the doctor's office. I think they got tired of hearing from me, but ...

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   Posted 6/13/2010 11:23 AM (GMT -6)   
It will continue till it heals and that varies. You should be doing a lot of walking and drinking water. Know that walking/exercize, lidat will bring it back to a nice deep red, lol, Its perfectly normal!!
age 66 First psa 4/17/09 psa 8.3, 7/27/09 psa 8.1
8/12/09 biopsy 6 out of 12 pos 2-70%, rest <5% 3+3
10/19/09 open rrp U of W Medical Center, left bundle spared
10/30/09 catheter out. continent from the jump.
pathology- prostate confined, only thing positive was the report.everything else negative
9% of prostate affected. gleason 3+4, I suppose thats a negative
After reading pathology myself, gleason was 3+4 with tertiary 5, 2-3 foci That is a negative, but I am a positive !!
Ed an issue but keeping the blood flowing with the osbon pump
Dec 14,2009 psa 0.0 May 10 2010, psa 0.0

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   Posted 6/13/2010 11:51 AM (GMT -6)   
It's generally after walking. I'm trying to stay relatively active.
50 Yrs. old
DX Feb, 2010 w/6.6 PSA.
Biopsy 04-24-10, Gleason 3+3=6
4 of 5 cores left side inv. 10%
RRP 06-07-10....

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   Posted 6/13/2010 12:19 PM (GMT -6)   
You might consider if you are walking too hard - might be some extra irritation from the catheter. I did two or three short sessions a day - a long one literally "drew blood", and I backed off. You need to move, but not get back to 5 miles a day quite yet.

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   Posted 6/13/2010 12:21 PM (GMT -6)   
A cup of green tea, helped  the bleeding after a walk.- Tim
58 yrs.
PSA 6.94  12/10
Bio. 8 of 12 cores pos. 2/1
Gleason   3+4=7
Da Vinci    4/14
Tumor volume  9%
Extraprostatic extension- within margins
Margins    clear
T2c NO Mx
PSA. 6wks. post sugery .01

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   Posted 6/13/2010 12:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Dont overdo the walking part, if that makes it bleed worse, than back off. The drinking lots of plain old water is the best flush you can do for yourself, and get the rest of the post surgery gunk out of you. Good luck in your recovery.
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, no problem post SRT
Post Surgery  PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Post SRT PSA: 1/10 .12, 4/8 .04, next one:  July
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, 1/19 - Corr Surgery #4,  Caths #11 and #12  same time, 2/8-Cath #11 out - 21 days, 3/2- Cath #12 out - 41 days, 3/2- Corr Surgery #5, 3/6 Cath #13 out - 4 days, Cath #14- 27 days, Cath #15 - 26 days, Cath #16 - 31 days, 5/24 put in Cath #17

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   Posted 6/14/2010 9:29 AM (GMT -6)   
Welcome Steve.

I had one "Pink" moment with my catheter in and it followed my first attempt at a long walk. I found things got better if I had more walks that were both shorter and slower. Regular exercise throughout the day is better than one big session that has to be followed by several hours sitting or lying down while you rest/recover. (equally regular drinking is better than drinking a quart twice a day.

Did the surgeon explain why 14 days with the catheter instead of less?
My catheter was taken out after a week, but only after a cystogram had shown that the join was not leaking. They were all ready to leave the catheter in if it was leaking and give me a second cystogram after 14 days. I was glad it came out after one return trip to the hospital as I would not have liked to go back twice, so maybe your team want to be sure that there is no chance that you'll be leaking by the time they go to remove the catheter, so you won't have two trips, but I am surprised.

Age at Dx 48 No Family history of Prostate Cancer
Married 25 years, and I cannot thank my wife enough for her support.
April 2009: PSA 8.6 DRE: negative. Tumour in 2 out of 12 cores. Gleason 3+3.
RALP (nerve-sparing) at AVL-NKI Hospital Amsterdam on 29th July 2009. Stay 1 night.
Partial erections on while catheter still in. Catheter out on 6th Aug 2009.
Dry at night after catheter came out
Post-op Gleason 3+4. Tumour mainly in left near neck of bladder.
Left Seminal Vesicle invaded, (=T3b!)
no perineraul invasion, no vascular invasion. clear margins,
Erection 100% on 15th Aug 2009, but lots of leaking of urine
Stopped wearing pads on 21st Sept 2009
Pre-op style intercourse on 24th Oct 2009 !! No use of tablets, jabs, VED etc. but...
Nov 17th 2009 PSA = 0.1
Can still get erections okay, and almost no leaking of urine, but since December 2009 I don't have orgasms, instead I just have intense pain in place where prostate used to be.
Mar 17th 2010 PSA = 0.4!!! referred to radiation therapist
April 13th 2010 CT scan.
April 28th 2010 Started Radiation Therapy (66Gy - 33 sessions)

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   Posted 6/14/2010 1:00 PM (GMT -6)   
I was set to expect 10 days with the cath, but they pulled it after 7. I was happy to see the rubber snake go. Also got my exercise level up, as I leaked a lot, and did a lot of steps to the washer for the added laundry. Not a great mental therapy item, though.
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