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   Posted 7/21/2010 7:50 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello, I am two weeks post RP and last night I got up three times to urinate and each time I had about a tablespoon of bright red blood followed by normal urine.  This morning it seems to have cleared up.  Last weekend I noticed weak flow and some pain with urination so the PA put me on antibiotics. The stream and pain are getting better now, but I am concerned about the blood last night. Any similar experiences out here?
age 50, diagnosed April 2010
pre-op PSA 3.7
Gleason 6
post op. surgical margins clear

Steve n Dallas
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   Posted 7/21/2010 7:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Sounds normal to me.

Age 55   - 5'11"   215lbs
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
11/20/09 - 18 Month PSA -> less then .01
05/18/10 - 24 Month PSA -> less then .01
Surgeon - Keith A. Waguespack, M.D.

Cajun Jeff
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   Posted 7/21/2010 7:56 AM (GMT -6)   
friends,  not sure how to answer this but I can tell you that just a little blood in urin looks like there is much more there.  If you did any kind of strain that could cause a bit of blook.  Might want to call the Dr. office just to be sure.
Cajun Jeff
9/08 PSA 5.4 referred to Urologist
9/08 Biopsy: GS 3+4=7 1 positive core in 12 1 pre cancer core
10/08 Nerve-Sparing open radical
Surgery Path Report Downgrade 3+3=6 GS Stage pT2c margins clear

3 month: PSA <0.1
6 month: PSA <0.1
10 month:PSA <0.1
1 year: PSA <0.1
16 month:PSA <0.1

ED - Started Cialis at 3 months, tried all 3, 6 months added pump, 9 months Tried MUSE (YUCK) Bad experience.
1 year mark Found new Urologist visit was at 14th month post surgery
Started Injections, Caverject! (Success)
17 month: ED making improvements : Oral Meds gets me 85%

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Date Joined Jun 2010
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   Posted 7/21/2010 8:10 AM (GMT -6)   
Friends, yes, you'll probably find many similar experiences to that. Somewhere in here you'll see my post about my experience.. which is ongoing actually. I had RP on May 17.. probably mid June started having blood after every urination. Pain too. We thought it was and checked for UTI.. was not. Dr said it was likely just still healing. Just last week went to hospital to give urine sample as rad onc does not want to begin till that is fixed or figured out. Sameple came back yesterday as negative (whatever that means, I assume negative for UTI, again).. But as I told my Urologist's staff, the bleeding had stopped since I went to give the sample last week. We all thought that was great... just healing. But then last night I noticed it again.. urinate, some pain towards the end, then a small trail of blood after. This morning it is gone again, no blood. I did have an active day the day before, swimming, walking, etc.. so maybe I shook things up. Anyhow, you are 2 weeks post op, I wouldn't be worried too much about having a little blood... they had to reconnect all that plumbing.. I would be expecting some blood. Tell your doc, but I wouldn't start worrying too much quite yet. Best of luck.
First ever PSA test Jan 2010 @ 51 years old. 4.0.
Digital exam in March 2010 showed 1 side hard, other soft.
Biopsy, positive in 3 of 12.
Davinci @ Boston Medical Center, May 17, 2010.
Was suggested prior to it was likely contained.
June 1 advised 3+-4 was really 4+3 per pathology. Pos margins.
Listed on patholgy as PT3, but with extraprostatic extension,
microscopic invasion of the bladder neck, PT3A is perhaps the case.
Catheter removed June 1.. 1 pad/day, doing ok. ED, but not in rush.
Sore as heck down there, but doing much walking with my wife.
To meet with my Uri (1st meeting since) June 17 - 1 mo point, to discuss.
BMC already has me setup to meet with radiology.
Felling a little better each day. Cant tell if my expectancy just went from 10-15 down to 5-7, the information out there appears to be all over the place. I WILL NOT radiate my insides to the point of being a veg for the sake of a few years. QOL is primary to me. Selfish I guess. I pray for all of you as I do for myself, but must remember that i've had a pretty good 50+ years, and know others who have lost their children to disease.. so I dont have the nerve to complain! Update 7/14/2010: When I tried changing this sig a few days after creating it, system was broken. My new rad oncologist are discussing IMRT.. though he says he can see why waiting a bit and watching the PSA on super sensitive basis might make sense. I am leaning towards IMRT.. thinking is my body is pretty strong now, i'm 51, and if I can rid my body of this while trying to minimize the side effects.. I dunno. No really Good answers. When I said I didnt want radiation to the point of being a veg.. I really meant there is a limit as to where I wish to go in order to realize only a small increase in life expectancy.. and not that I am an unreasonable person. I do, after all, have an obligation to my wife and kids.

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