Question: Post surgery blood in urine

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   Posted 9/12/2007 9:44 AM (GMT -6)   
Asking this question for my dad...he is going to read through his information to see if he can answer it and I suggested he call the surgeon as well, and I told him I would ask you all.

He is 1 week post catheter removal and about 2.5 weeks post surgery.

He said today he noticed a couple drops of blood on his pad and after urinating, and perhaps a little yesterday.


Thanks Julie

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   Posted 9/12/2007 10:49 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi mochapj: Some blood, tiny clots and scabs can be expected so soon after surgery and cath. removal.
I wound up with a bout of passing big clots and heavy bleeding at four weeks post-op, which I was told was "somewhat unusual, but not uncommon." I'm sure your dad is fine -- BUT -- you should probably call your surgeon, if only for reassurance. He or she may even want to see the urine to determine how much blood is in it.
Good luck.

55 years old

PSA = First ever was 9.8 in late Oct. ‘06, two weeks later, 10.1

DRE: Negative

Biopsy results 11/22/06 (6 out of 8 cores positive), both lobes, Gleason 3+3 = 6

Da Vinci Robotic RP surgery, City of Hope, Jan 12, 2007

Post surgery pathology – Organ confined, Gleason still 6, margins clear.

First post-surgery PSA -- Undetectable, 2/20/07

Second post-surgery PSA -- Undetectable, 9/11/07

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   Posted 9/12/2007 3:31 PM (GMT -6)   

Blood in the urine is a normal occurrence for some time after prostate surgery......just not huge amounts or large clots. Tell your dad not to worry about it....normal happening...jwb
age: 61
PSA 4.57 - Positive DRE
Biopsy 3-19-07 - Gleason 4+4=8
Negative bone scan 3-20-07
DaVinci 4-24-07
Catheter out 5-01-07
post op pathology:
positive margin left side of prostate
left seminal vesicle involved (both removed)
No lymph node involvement
New gleason score 9
T3B....radiation consult on 5-9-07.
June 5, 2007 1st psa post surgery 0.62
June 27, 2007 second psa post surgery 0.59
June 27, 2007 started Lupron injection (24 mos)
September 6, 2007 scheduled to be marked and prepped for radiation therapy.
Start IMRT therapy on September 13, 2007.

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   Posted 9/12/2007 3:39 PM (GMT -6)   

My dad just had his catheter removed yesterday and the nurse at the appointment said that sometimes if you do too much (lifting, etc) there might be some blood in the urine.  She said that is why they don't want them to be lifting more than 5lbs (we were told ten originally, but yesterday the nurse said five) for 6 weeks following surgery.  Obviously, I am not a doctor and there could be a number of reasons.  Good luck!

Another doting daughter :)

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   Posted 9/12/2007 7:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi. I had some blood in my urine a couple of weeks after the cath came out. I knew that too much walking is what did it for me. If you are concerned please call your Dr.

Take care

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