I am sorry to hear that you are having some difficulties. Like you, I had some red and pink color in my catheter bag and some blood leaking around the catheter and out the tip of my penis. As with yours, this started about
six days after the surgery. Most of the time, my urine was yellow. But several times a day, it was pink or red, particularly when I first got up in the morning.
I think that this is pretty common in the first two weeks after your surgery. My surgeon said not to worry about
it but he decided to delay removal of my catheter twice due to the bleeding and I had it in for a total of 26 days. Even for a few weeks after that, I still saw small spots of blood on my absorbent pads about
Bleeding in the first two weeks is common. After that, I think that this means that you are healing slower possibly because of clots at the surgical site. I am not sure that I understood it all correctly. If it goes on for more than two weeks after your surgery, definitely make sure that your surgeon understands exactly what is happening. I had no tests done of any kind but I have talked to others who had x-rays and pressure tests to check the stitches of the uretha to the bladder. Obviously you have to defer to what your doctor wants to do but I wanted you to know that there are tests available.
Most likely this is completely normal. Good luck.
DIAGNOSIS: 09/25/06. Age 49. PSA 4.6. PSA free 2%. Clinical pathology: Gleason 10. Stage T2a.
SURGERY: 11/08/06. RP at Johns Hopkins. Surgical pathology Gleason 10. Stage T3a (positive margins.) Negative seminal vesicles, lymph nodes, and bone scan.
POST OP: 12/15/06: First post op PSA was 0.00.