Blood in Urine: Is this normal?

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Alegar
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   Posted 10/23/2010 10:28 AM (GMT -6)   
Since having the cath pulled out last Friday I have been progressively getting better...until yesterday. Please let me know if this is normal?

I awoke and went to the bathroom and found that my normal-colored urine turned into that Cola-colored liquid. I waited a couple of hours and several more trips to confirm that it was not a mistake. My Dr. did not seem concerned. Asked me to call if it got worse or if I passed a blood clot.

By 4:30 urine went clear. Had dinner after taking Pepcid OTC and sat to watch some TV until 10pm. My urine before bedtime turned Cherry Kool Aid red (actually kind of pretty). After several hours of sleep I went to the bathroom and passed a quarter-sized blood clot and red urine. Since then (time now is 11:25am) all urine is back to normal.

Is it the Pepcid OTC?
Is it the Manwich Sandwich mix I ate?
Is it the 83mg asperine and Omega 3 I take every day?

Thanks for any help!

Alex
54 year old 188 Lb. 6 ft. Male
Diagnosed July 1, '10 with PC,
PSA 3.88 Gleason 3+3=6, 2 out of 12 samples positive
DaVinci Oct 1 '10
Cath/JP Drain out Oct.16, '10

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Trevor T.
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   Posted 10/23/2010 11:57 AM (GMT -6)   
I was told to expect to have urine that looked like Hawian Punch and that this was totally normal. They told me to call if I started passing large clots larger that a quarter. So far, neither of these things has happened. If you're unsure just call the 24 hour number they gave you and ask the nurse.

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   Posted 10/23/2010 12:19 PM (GMT -6)   
I wonder if you might not want to discontinue the aspirin until the healing of the anastamosis is complete.
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Alegar
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   Posted 10/23/2010 1:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Trevor T. said...
I was told to expect to have urine that looked like Hawian Punch and that this was totally normal. They told me to call if I started passing large clots larger that a quarter. So far, neither of these things has happened. If you're unsure just call the 24 hour number they gave you and ask the nurse.


Thanks, Trevor and Clocknut:
I called and was told to stay off the aspirin and Omega 3 and see how that goes. My urine is still clear. Whew!!! I hope I dodged that bullet. I'll have them take off a finger before I have to wear another cath.
54 year old 188 Lb. 6 ft. Male
Diagnosed July 1, '10 with PC,
PSA 3.88 Gleason 3+3=6, 2 out of 12 samples positive
DaVinci Oct 1 '10
Cath/JP Drain out Oct.16, '10

AIRBORNE ALL THE WAY!

Ger42
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   Posted 10/23/2010 2:28 PM (GMT -6)   
I had the cath out Thursday and have had just a little leaking. I do get a tinge of blood after I've been up and around for awhile.
I would rather let them have my testicles before I had another cath.
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   Posted 10/23/2010 4:34 PM (GMT -6)   
I had that very briefly after surgery and then once or twice six weeks after.
 
IT IS NORMAL.
 
Scary as heck, though!
 
Mel
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Fairwind
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   Posted 10/24/2010 4:48 PM (GMT -6)   
As the new joint between the urethra and bladder heal, "scabs" (since they are internal they are soft clot-like) form and then slough off to bleed a little and surprise post-surgery patients..Very normal....Eventually, scar tissue forms ..

"Is it the 83mg asperine and Omega 3 I take every day?"

Aspirin?? That's a big no-no....So is Fish Oil!

Post Edited (Fairwind) : 10/24/2010 9:55:35 PM (GMT-6)


142
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   Posted 10/24/2010 10:49 PM (GMT -6)   
My pre & post-op instructions list aspirin as completely forbidden both before and after surgery. Was told to consult the doc before taking anything at all that was not on the checklist - they took my list from pre-admission, and listed when each item could be restarted. 

Post Edited (142) : 10/24/2010 9:54:38 PM (GMT-6)


Alegar
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   Posted 10/25/2010 8:55 AM (GMT -6)   
142 and Fairwind:

Understood. I've been off the aspirin and Omega since then and everything has cleared up. I passed a second smaller clot (looked more like a tiny, thin slice of ham) but I'm not concerned about it. I'm surprised that they took me off this stuff because they seemed to not be concerned with me getting back on the baby aspirin.
54 year old 188 Lb. 6 ft.
Diagnosed July 1, '10 with PC,
PSA 3.88 Gleason 3+3=6, 2 out of 12 samples positive
DaVinci Oct 1 '10
Cath/JP Drain out Oct.16, '10

AIRBORNE ALL THE WAY!

Paul1959
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   Posted 10/25/2010 11:46 AM (GMT -6)   
You will pass clots and blood for two months. Get used to the color show!
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