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   Posted 6/27/2010 8:22 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm back for a follow up question, hoping someone can share their insight. Had my biopsy a week ago and the results were great, negative biopsy and I was surprised that i experienced virtually no blood in my urine or stool after the first day. But since then I have noticed what seems like a lot of blood in my semen, how long does this last? I read that it's a normal occurrence, but would love some feedback Thanks.


Worried Guy
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   Posted 6/27/2010 8:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Mine lasted for about a month. Toward the end it was black and scary looking. Expect it.
Congratulations on the negative.

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   Posted 6/27/2010 9:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Having had 3 biopsies along the way, never had any bleeding beyond the first 3 or 4 days, but you will find quite a variety about that from our group.
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

DS Can
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   Posted 6/27/2010 9:23 PM (GMT -6)   

Biopsy Feb 24, Davinci April 9.  I don't remember that the blood in the semen ever cleared up completely in that time, but it was not as much as time went by,

Glad for your negative,


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   Posted 6/27/2010 10:02 PM (GMT -6)   
I had blood in semen for about three weeks -- very scary to look at, but I think it is in the normal range of things
Age at diagnosis 66, PSA 5.5
Biopsy 12/08 12 cores, 8 positive
Gleason 3+4=7
CAT scan, Bone scan 1/09 both negative.

Robotic surgery 03/03/09 Catheter Out 03/08/09
Pathology: Lymph nodes & Seminal vesicles negative
Margins positive, Capsular penetration extensive Gleason 4+3=7
6 weeks: 1 pad/day, 1 pad/night -- mostly dry at night.
10 weeks: no pad at night -- slight leakage day/1 pad.
3 mo. PSA 0.0 - now light pads
6 mo. PSA 0.00 -- 1 light pad/day
9 mo. PSA 0.00 -- 1 light pad/day ED remains
12 mo. PSA 0.00 -- still one light pad and ED

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   Posted 6/27/2010 10:58 PM (GMT -6)   
My uro said to "flush" my prostate out ( when i still had one). He recomended having some ejaculations soon after the proceedure. Appartently, if you have blood in the gland it should not let it stay there too long.

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   Posted 6/27/2010 11:13 PM (GMT -6)   
I remember the blood in semen was at about 2 weeks after the biopsy, and continued for a week or so, but I was told to expect it.

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   Posted 6/28/2010 1:45 AM (GMT -6)   
Its normal, your Uro should have told you that was going to happen. Do not be surprised when it is a brown color just prior to it clearing up
Age: 52, PSA (2008)=1.9
Biopsy on 01/09/09, Gleason Score = 3+3
One (1) out of twelve (12) cores was positive, plus external nodule found
Surgery (Da Vinci, robotic prostatectomy): 4/7/09
Post Op Path 3+3
Removed Catheter: 04/19/09
100% bladder control - Pad free 7/09
PSA 7/09 undetectable, <0.01 - 3 months post-op
PSA 1/10 undetectable, <0.01 - 9 months post-op
Trimix provides 100% erectile function

English Alf
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   Posted 6/28/2010 4:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Yeah, red semen, like ejaculating 100% blood the day after biopsy, then gradually got browner, then just dirty looking and it took about four weeks to clear up.

For wife's sake we decided to use a condom for a while or withdraw in time and do something else for the finale. And don't forget about the existence of fruit flavoured condoms too.

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)
June 11th 2010 finished RT - main side effect tiredness, but also the occasional small leak

Regular Member

Date Joined May 2010
Total Posts : 264
   Posted 6/28/2010 9:07 AM (GMT -6)   
Even though my Uro warned me about the blood in the semen--it was still unsettling when it happened the first time.

Took about 3 weeks to clear up completely with the semen becoming paler and paler after the 1st week.

Glad your biopsy turned out OK.

Here are some of my stats:
Father diagnosed with PC at age 72 - wasn't contained to prostate when found in 1992.
My PSA rose from 3.2 to 5.1 over the course of 1.5 years with Free PSA at 25% for the last two tests.
DRE showed no evidence of tumor but Uro thought my prostate was a little large for someone my age
PCa diagnosed 4/6/10 after biopsy on 4/1/10
1 out of 12 biopsy samples was positive with 5% of biopsy sample cancerous
Gleason 3+4
Da Vinci surgery on 6/1/10
Pathology report shows cancer confined to prostate and all other tissue clean

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Date Joined Jun 2010
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   Posted 7/4/2010 6:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Perfectly normal.  Mine cleared up in 3 weeks.  The first few ejaculations were done alone after we had talked about it.  The Dr. had warned us.  That was one subject she had a hard time supporting me about.  She said "I'm sorry I just can't help with on this, your take care of things."  It was one of the few times she has ever done that so as far as I am concerned OK lets move on.
Rest easy but be watchful and if things drag on too long, call the Dr. again and push for answers.
Good luck Jim

Age 60 when presented to GP on 3 Aug. 2004 with elevated PSA of 13.8.
Referred to Urologist. Biopsy and bone scan in Oct 04.
Pathology report in Nov 04.  Initial Results are T2cNoMo carcinoma of prostate gland.
Had a RRP on 14 Feb 2005. Boy talk about irony look at that date again.
Dr. called 3 days after surgery. I want you both in my office tomorrow morning, we must talk now.
"I wish to apologize because I misdiagnosed your condition.
Biopsy of your organ says Staging is T3bNoMo. Please accept my apology."
At that moment I fell in love with my Dr. and have never changed my mind.
Followup radiation of the prostate bed started early June 05 and ran 42 sessions.
All PSA checkups to date, 5 1/2 yrs, are undetectable.

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