Still Blood in Urine?

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   Posted 12/6/2010 2:40 PM (GMT -6)   

My husband had his prostate removed 6 days ago. He is at home and has a catheter. The color of his urine is like almost like a clear red wine.. More like a rose not a dark red color like merlot.

His urine was yellow yesterday for one brief moment but today is back to being red in color. Is this normal and what should we expect as far as how long this is supposed to last?

Thank you for any information you can share :D

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   Posted 12/6/2010 2:44 PM (GMT -6)   
I would say it is within the realm of normality.
I know I had some bleeding even after the catheter was removed. Then I was fine and about 3 weeks after I suddenly had some bloody episodes. Scared the heck out of me, but my doctor reassured me, as did the folks here on HW
Is he drinking lots of water?

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   Posted 12/6/2010 3:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Mel for reassuring me. My husband is drinking 6 to 8 glasses water daily and a V-8 daily. Thank you so very much. If anyone else has any information please feel free to jump in with any information. My husband wants to know how many trucks ran over him during the surgery. Is that normal?

Prostate cancer diagnosed 10/23/10
Total prostate removal 11/30/10

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   Posted 12/6/2010 4:12 PM (GMT -6)   
D:,The catheter can cause some bladder neck irritation which can stain the urine and this is specially true if he is doing any walking. By walking i mean exercise type walking, it seems the blood is more likely when distance and effort are increased, or at least that was true for me. From what you describe I would not be concerned if it was me, but since it is not me, the safe route for him might be to call the doctors office, maybe his PA or nurse. Never hurts to ask. I assume you are talking about a foley catheter in his penis, not the supra-pubic catheter which I know nothing about. Anyway, he is coming up in a few days for catheter removal and I hope thing go well after that
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   Posted 12/6/2010 5:29 PM (GMT -6)   
All this info should have been in the material that was sent home with you from the hospital. If it wasn't, yell at your doctor.
Blood in urine and blood clots in urine to be expected for 6-8 weeks after surgery. So, if blood is pink at 4 weeks? Don't panic. 6 days is crazy to expect any less. The only time you ever need to seek medical help is if urine is not flowing. that means that something is blocking it (of course fever etc means to seek attention, but we're just talking blood). If you husband overdoes it, he will rupture capillaries in his bladder. His urine will turn various shades of red and chunks will appear. Again, don't panic, he just needs to take it easy and it will clear up in a few days. A very little blood can look very scary. As he heals, scabs will fall off the surgery area and pass. They are weird to see, but do expect them.
This is a very common question, so you're not alone. He's fine.
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