Blood in Urine... Any Advice?

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IdahoSurvivor
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   Posted 8/19/2007 10:00 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi All,
 
I've developed some blood "spots" in my urine 2-3 times per day starting at 16 days out of surgery for radical prostatectomy.  It settled down yesterday (only once yesterday), but I noticed it again twice this morning.
 
I called the doctor office on Friday and talked to one of my doc's nurses.  She said that since my urine is not pink and there are only spots, one per stream sometimes, that she is not so worried about it and would ask the doctor.   She called this "streaking" and was similar to what I had in the hospital. She said she would call back if there was a concern and did not call back.
 
Has anyone else had the same experience?  Any advice?
 
Perhaps I should take it easy for awhile.
 
I don't think it is an emergency situation and I can call again tomorrow.
 
All the best,
 
Idaho


Age: 54
PSA: 4.3
Biopsy: T1c, 3+3=6, 2 pos. samples in one side of prostate, <5% volume
Da Vinci 31 Jul 2007: saved nerve bundle on side of non-cancerous side
Final pathology: Confined to prostate, T2a, 3+3=6, <1% volume
Working to get back into good shape
Waiting to take that first post-op PSA

Swimom
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   Posted 8/19/2007 10:06 AM (GMT -7)   
Idaho,

It's normal and could last for a few weeks on and off.
 


puget
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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 237
   Posted 8/19/2007 10:23 AM (GMT -7)   
I continued to see little spots from time to time for about three weeks. I also called the nurse. She said that the interior suture sites take a while to heal and occasionally will leak a little blood before they "scab" over completely. That's probably what you're seeing.
Puget
60 years old
Dx March 2007
Pre-Surgery Gleason 3+3 = 6
Clinical Stage: T1c
Biopsy: 1 in 10 positive
Da Vinci: June 7, 2007 
Post-Surgery Gleason 3+3 = 6
   Clear at margins
First Post-PSA Sept 07


IdahoSurvivor
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   Posted 8/19/2007 10:32 AM (GMT -7)   

Thanks swimom and puget,

 

It is nice to have the reassurance!

 

Idaho


Age: 54
PSA: 4.3
Biopsy: T1c, 3+3=6, 2 pos. samples in one side of prostate, <5% volume
Da Vinci 31 Jul 2007: saved nerve bundle on side of non-cancerous side
Final pathology: Confined to prostate, T2a, 3+3=6, <1% volume
Working to get back into good shape
Waiting to take that first post-op PSA

anniea
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Date Joined May 2007
Total Posts : 234
   Posted 8/19/2007 10:46 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi Idaho

I had blood in the urine 4 months after surgery, It was more than a streak quite a bit as a matter of fact. Diana called the Doc and he had me come in for an exam since it went on for about a week. It stopped and the Doc felt it was just I had lifted something to heavy or had overdone it. Keep an eye on it and if it continues call the doc back and have them check you out.

Best wishes

Rick


Rick & Diana
6-30-06  PSA 2.54
1-22-07  PSA 4.98
1-26-07  PSA 5.09
Diag: 2-14-07 Gleason 8 Stage T1c PSA 5.09
Bone Scan 3-1-07 Clear
Radical retropubic surgery 4-2-07  Post surgery Gleason 9 Stage T3a Positive margins
4-29-07 PSA 0.02
6-9-07   PSA 0.02
7-6-07   PSA 0.03
8-1-07   CT Scan & Chest X-Ray   Clean
 


kdnole
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Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 152
   Posted 8/19/2007 10:47 AM (GMT -7)   
Idaho
I had the same not long ago and it mainly showed up during a BM or at the last bit of urinating when I was kind of straining to get the last bit of urine out. I hadn't seen any in a while (5-7 days).
The Dr.s told me the same - normal.  
Age 44
PSA 4.8
Gleason 3+3=6
T2
Da Vinci 7/31/07 @ Duke
2.5 hr. surgery, released from Duke with in 14 hrs.
Saved both nerve bundles. 
Foley out 8/10/08
Positive Pathology Report 
New Gleason 7
Left side near nerve bundle invloved
Oncology visit in the near future for radiation


IdahoSurvivor
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 1015
   Posted 8/19/2007 1:34 PM (GMT -7)   

Rick and kd,

 

Good advice.

 

I'll keep an eye on it and call the doc's office again if it continues to be an everyday thing. 

 

Otherwise, I’ll assume it is “normal.”

 

Thanks!

 

Idaho


Age: 54
PSA: 4.3
Biopsy: T1c, 3+3=6, 2 pos. samples in one side of prostate, <5% volume
Da Vinci 31 Jul 2007: saved nerve bundle on side of non-cancerous side
Final pathology: Confined to prostate, T2a, 3+3=6, <1% volume
Working to get back into good shape
Waiting to take that first post-op PSA
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