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Blood in urine

I have Blood in urine, getting worse now, blood amount increases with heavy movement or walking, ouch, I am talking to my doctors and looking for help, is it side effect of treatment?

what does the tumor growth look like now?i feel some pain and discomfort for sure mostly on left side. psa now jumped from 14 to 26 , I might be ready for the experimental junk heap. I cant be the first one like this, but it sure seems like everyone is unique

what should my next step be? I am 59yr old .prostatectomy , adht. chemo. all standard treatment. I'm going down slow. thanks - peace and love to all.

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I have also got blood in urine--had a catheter for one day about 30 days ago--blood started two weeks ago--Urologist scheduling a Cystoscopy--says radiation from 12 year ago braccytherapy could be causing bladder cancer.Been on Lupron for 10 years just started Zitiga

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Good that you are going to the Dr. It may be related to prior radiation, or the bladder, there are many reasons. Some more serious than others. My husband had that due to radiation but I remember hearing that damage to the kidnes can cause it too. I know there are many reasons..so definitely have the Dr. figure it out. Best of luck MrJack.

Charlean

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I have had 72 radiations. The last was 6 years ago. I had blood in the urine and a cystoscopy showed kidney stones on he left side. No bladder tumors yet, but the pain part is something to look into by your physician in my opinion. Last month during the hurricane I had urine the color of dark tea. Later that week I had blood in the urine and it was all from the passing of a kidney stone. Also I was not drinking enough liquids which made it worse. I have metastases from my prostate, so I have to look at everything when there is something wrong. I wish you well and hope this is minor.

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I had blood in my unine with clots as well. The went in with a camera and found blood was seeping in the wall of my bladder because of the radiation scaring.. it stopped in a few days . Dr told me no straining or pushing a stream.. so far so good. Hope yours is as easy and it stops soon .. take care..

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I have had blood in my urine for three months now and it is getting worse, I have had no radiation

my doctors don't know why or where it is coming from, the doctor looks and me and ask me what I want to do? I don't know what to do.

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The most common cause of bleeding is a stone or stone fragment caught in the ureter between the kidneys and the bladder or in the urethra from the bladder to the penis. PCa patients have a far higher frequency of stone events as a result of radiation and medications than other patients.

An abdominal x-Ray, non-contrast spiral computed tomography (CT scan), an ultrasound, an intravenous pyelogram, a retrograde pyelogram, and urinalysis are the test used to identify a stone. Bladder cancer will be identified if present or eliminated as a cause for concern over the course of your examinations. I never had any stones until having been treated for my PCa. Since then I have passed several and had to have one removed from the area where the ureter attaches to the kidney. They are frequently painful, cause you to retain urine and may cause you to be unable to urinate without being catheterized.

Cystoscopic removal is common. If the stone is small and not close to the kidney the procedure is performed by a urologist in the office. If not you are scheduled for surgery and once you are asleep the urologist passes a small lighted tube (cystoscope), through the urethra and into the urinary bladder. Once the stone is located, it may be snared with a basket device and removed whole from the urethra. If the stone is large and/or if the diameter of the urethra is narrow, the stone is fragmented into multiple smaller pieces using a laser. These pieces are then irrigated and removed from the bladder through the urethra. In most cases, to ensure proper drainage, a urinary catheter (foley) is left in the bladder after the surgery for several days.

Make sure you have a good urologist from a major teaching hospital. Neither your primary, nor an oncologist, nor a general surgeon will be of any use. If you have bladder cancer and it is caught in time it is as treatable as PCa. Fear is a mind killer. If your physician does not know what is going on you need to find one who does. Don’t procrastinate find one as soon as possible.

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I had that same problem after HIFU and a supra-pubic catheter to deal with. I recall going for a walk and peeing (or at least voiding) what looked like pure blood. Scary to see and deal with that. After the catheter was finally removed things healed up and no more problem. I hope your problem gets resolved soon. One thing I did was to stay away from NSAIDS and vit E for awhile, with the thought that I didn't want to ingest anything that acted like a blood thinner. Think of the advice they would give you prior to a surgery. I hope that helps.

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Mr. Jack

See a doctor ASAP who knows "what the hell is going on". <upper case

Good Luck and Good Health.

j-o-h-n Wednesday 10/25/2017 5:48 PM EST

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ok, just saw my onc doc and he is ordering a scan for my groin area and the rest, ouch it hurts just to say "groin area" my psa is rising now at 24 and I have pain, and blood in urine, so what to do?

up the pain meds and take it easy for now, I will see my uro soon too.

take care guys and move forward, peace and love

jack

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