Has anyone else experienced continuing bouts of bleeding?

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   Posted 4/20/2007 7:33 PM (GMT -6)   
I was hoping my bleeding problem was under control, but it's not.  I am in my tenth week post surgery.  about 3 weeks ago I began having some bleeding after I walked or did light activity.  The doctor had me come in to the lab for a urine sample and he gave me a round of something I think was sulphur drug (don't remember name).  When I called the nurse, she said, "Your urine was full of white blood cells".  Then I called after the week's medicine and she said "Your culture did not grow anything.  You're ok."  So I started walking again and, bam, bleeding again.  I called in again a little over a week ago and dr. had me give urine sample again, put me on a week's worth of Levaquin 500 mg and then come in to see him this past Wednesday when I finished the Levaquin.  I did a trial walk on Tuesday before I went in and didn't bleed.  He asked me if I was still bleeding and I told him about the blood-free walkthe day before.  He said I was fine.  I walked again today and the bleeding is back
Has anyone experienced anything like this?  It only bleeds while I am involved in a light activity (at least it's only visible then).  I am feeling fine.  My doctor does not think anything is wrong and I really don't know what step to take next.  Should I ignore it?  Any suggestions?

Age: 63
First biopsy 07/05;
Diagnosed: "Suspicious looking cells". Dr. says wait and watch.
Second biopsy: 12/27/06
Diagnosed cancer: 01/24/07
Gleason Grade: 3+3=6
Radical Open Nerve-sparing Prostatetomy: 02-14-07
Cancer confined to prostate
Pathology Stage of cancer: T2c
First Post-Op PSA on 04-18-07: 0.011

Post Edited (Gene6163) : 4/20/2007 6:37:12 PM (GMT-6)

Cedar Chopper
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Date Joined Mar 2007
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   Posted 4/21/2007 4:44 AM (GMT -6)   


I got your message.  As promised, I will be sending you the "parents' weekly digest."  My computer at work (my only internet access) doesn't let me enter chatrooms.  As I regain my health, my attachment to this forum is both the sense of community and a sense of fidelity to try to help others as I was helped.  While not really a shy person, the lack of anonymity outside this forum and my feeling/need to be the uber-optimist for personal healing  -will likely include a personal reticence to discuss personal problems there.  I only barely discuss my recovery with the relatively few people that actually know the details.  For me, I don't feel it helps.  Acting well can be a self-fulfilling prophecy.

As for the bleeding, my thoughts:  It could be from the sutures reconnecting the urethra.  If it is, TAKE IT EASY UNTIL THIS PROBLEM GOES AWAY.  Walk only.  No lifting over 10 pounds.  Don't take any blood thinning medications.  This includes aspirin, ibuprofin, alcohol, and most pain killers. 

You are far enough out from surgery that I would keep notes on any related symtoms and take the doctor's time going over them when you visit.  This bleeding and possible infection issues can't  be helping you with incontinence and E.D.

Keep your spirits up and walk in His.  ICTHUS

Cedar Chopper

2 Years of PSA between 4 and 5.5
Biopsy 23DEC06 
Only 5 percent cancer in one of 8 samples.
Gleeson 3+3=6
Radical Prostatectomy 16FEB07 at age 54.
1+" tumor - touching inside edge of gland.
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