Has anyone else had problems in getting thier urine to clear up after surgery. The first few days were good and at about day 6 I noticed I would have a deep cherry color once in a while. They took the catheter out 3 days later and stated it was a little red, push the fluids. Well I had bladder spasms attacks that same night and had to have the catheter replaced. What I see now is as long as I am awake and drinking fluids it is clear but the minute I get up to emptythe bag and come back there will be a line of the cherry red again. I just finished a nap of about 40 minutes and again while not drinking fluids here comes a line of cherry red. I start drinking and it clears up. And of course over night by the time I get up it's pretty much all cherry red. It's not thick or anything and no clots but it's concerning. Most nurses and doctors I have talked to don't seem to worried as long as it is not clotting and it's transparent. But I would think it would start getting clear all of the time, it was in the first few days. Just curious if anyone had any problems or how long it took for yours to clear up pretty much all the time. It's been 13 days post surgery now. Other than then the color I feel pretty good other then the fact the new catheter is much more ridgid and does not have much flexability making hard to walk around.
Thanks for any input
Age 49, PSA 6.22 on 9-26-06
Biopsy 11-01-06, 2 of 13 cores 10% cancer, 2 other cores abnormal
Gleason score 3+3=6
De Vincie surgery 01-09-07 UW Madison
Pathology Report- cancer 100 % capsual contained 1-18-07
Catheter removed 1-18-07 suffered bladder spasms Catheter reattached 1-18-07