continous bleeding and clots from prostate

Laura Community Member September 14, 2008
  • Hello.  I am worried about my father and would appreciate advice.  He has been having blood clots and blood in urine for 8 months, and UTI's off an on for about 6 mos before that.  He had a polyp removed from his bladder and was told at that time there were several clots around it.  That was 8 mos ago, and he's been having the problem ever since.  He has been in and out of the hospital, had CT's, cystoscope, and they ended up recessing his prostate about 3 weeks ago.  He has not gone into retention since then, but still keeps bleeding and passing clots.  His hemoglobin is down to 9.  PSA was checked 9 mos ago, which was less than 1 then.  He feels very fatigued and just doesn't feel well.  He is 66 years old.  They did say the prostate biopsy came back with PIN, but not to worry.  They are saying he just has a weak prostate that bleeds easy.  Please help! 

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  • Anonymous
    Safetydave
    Feb. 23, 2014

    What medication is he on?  Some meds, especially combinations of meds, can irritate the prostate, urethra, and bladder.  Most doctors will just laugh this notion off.  I am not a doctor, however I DO study anatamy and the effects of chemicals (drugs) on the human body.  Do a deep study, using Google, and pay close attention to patient reviews...

    RHMLucky777

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    What medication is he on?  Some meds, especially combinations of meds, can irritate the prostate, urethra, and bladder.  Most doctors will just laugh this notion off.  I am not a doctor, however I DO study anatamy and the effects of chemicals (drugs) on the human body.  Do a deep study, using Google, and pay close attention to patient reviews on the drugs he takes.  Deep down searching and you will be VERY surprized at what you will find.  Other sources are WebMD, RXweb, Drugs.com, and many more.  MANY Doctors and RPA's, and Nurse Practitioners DO NOT investigate drug interactions!  I ALWAYS do a thorough investigation into drugs prescribed to me BEFORE filling a prescription.  Best wishes!  David J. Goodwin

  • JackFlash
    Aug. 18, 2009

    Hi Laura. I see that your posts are almost a year old so you may not be monitoring this site anymore. I've been doing Internet research for over a year now & your post is the only one I've ever found that matches almost exactly my symptoms. I had successful "Green-Light" laser surgery for BPH 5 years ago for a 110 gram prostate. About a year &...

    RHMLucky777

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    Hi Laura. I see that your posts are almost a year old so you may not be monitoring this site anymore. I've been doing Internet research for over a year now & your post is the only one I've ever found that matches almost exactly my symptoms. I had successful "Green-Light" laser surgery for BPH 5 years ago for a 110 gram prostate. About a year & a half later I began intermittently passing small amounts of blood in my urine, always after heavy lifting or intense physical workouts. Gradually the amount of blood increased & the amount of stress required to start a bleeding episode decreased to the point that now it starts & stops spontaneously every few days. For the past year or more, I've been passing multiple blood clots, occasionally the size of my thumb. I've had my blood count done twice in the past year after bleeding episodes that lasted more than 2 weeks but in each case my blood cell count was at the low end of normal, (i.e. ~15). There's never any pain involved & I've had no other symptions of BPH since the surgery. I've had 2 prostate biopsies done in the last 2 years with no sign of malignancy but all cores came back marked "chronically inflamed" with no pathogens present. My question to you is: Did your father or his doctors ever successfully resolve his problem? My doctor's only recommendation is TURP surgery but I reject this solution as disingenuous The side effects of this surgery can be significantly more horrendous than my condition & sites such as the Mayo Clinic & Duke University Hospital suggest that this approach is rarely successful. Any information you have would be greatly appreciated. Thanx

    • tgriffith123
      Nov. 25, 2014
      this note is to jackflash. the post I'm reading is 5 years old but sounds exactly like my symptoms. I just started to do some heavy workouts when I began with the blood and large clots. I had several biopsies a few years ago - all came back negative and have been on terazosin since then with very few bph symptom's. I did have a bit of blood in my urine only...
      RHMLucky777
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      this note is to jackflash. the post I'm reading is 5 years old but sounds exactly like my symptoms. I just started to do some heavy workouts when I began with the blood and large clots. I had several biopsies a few years ago - all came back negative and have been on terazosin since then with very few bph symptom's. I did have a bit of blood in my urine only once every several months. but with my workouts in the past couple of weeks have passed some large clots. In between times my urine is clear and I feel fine. since your 2009 post have you learned anything further?
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Sep. 15, 2008

    Please, get a 2nd or 3rd opinion on your fathers condition. A blood count of 9 is bad enough (11 and above is normal) but the constant bleeding and urinal blood clots are unnerving. I've had this problem

    but not as severe. In my case I would spend several days in the hospital and be flushed out with

    saline solution and then have a prostate scraping or...

    RHMLucky777

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    Please, get a 2nd or 3rd opinion on your fathers condition. A blood count of 9 is bad enough (11 and above is normal) but the constant bleeding and urinal blood clots are unnerving. I've had this problem

    but not as severe. In my case I would spend several days in the hospital and be flushed out with

    saline solution and then have a prostate scraping or cystoscopy and that would stop the bleeding

    and clots. However, from time to time it would recur. It's something some men have to live with.

    But your fathers weakness can definitely be attributed to his low blood count. Lots of luck.

    • Laura
      Sep. 15, 2008

      Thank you, so much, for your reply.  He called the doctor's office today due to more clots (they only tend to stop for a few days at a time), and they are sending him to the lab to check his hemoglobin again.  He does seem frustrated and agitated, which he is usually a very happy and easy going person.  I will talk to him again about a 2nd opinion. ...

      RHMLucky777

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      Thank you, so much, for your reply.  He called the doctor's office today due to more clots (they only tend to stop for a few days at a time), and they are sending him to the lab to check his hemoglobin again.  He does seem frustrated and agitated, which he is usually a very happy and easy going person.  I will talk to him again about a 2nd opinion. 

    • Anonymous
      Sid
      Sep. 16, 2008

      Hi Laura -

          Just a comment on the hemoglobin problem and I talk strictly from

      experience. If the hemoglobin doesn't resolve itself I would say that a

      blood transfusion will be necessary. My wife had this problem, her hemoglobin

      went down to 7, very dangerous. She had no energy, was lethargic and

      moody. A blood transfusion, and she had two,...

      RHMLucky777

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      Hi Laura -

          Just a comment on the hemoglobin problem and I talk strictly from

      experience. If the hemoglobin doesn't resolve itself I would say that a

      blood transfusion will be necessary. My wife had this problem, her hemoglobin

      went down to 7, very dangerous. She had no energy, was lethargic and

      moody. A blood transfusion, and she had two, helped her that today her

      hemoglobin is at a steady 13.2. Of course she didn't have the problem

      that your father had, it was found she had a bleeding peptic ulcer which

      was taken care of. Again I urge you to get at least a 2nd opinion with

      your father's problem. Please keep in touch and I wish him well.

                                                                                            Sid

    • Laura
      Sep. 16, 2008

      Thank you, Sid.  Dad had his hemoglobin checked again today, still passing clots as big as quarters.  Should get results tomorrow.  We have talked over and over about a 2nd opinion, but he really likes his doctor and PA that see him and he trusts them, plus another doctor did see him as well in the hospital that was filling in one day and when...

      RHMLucky777

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      Thank you, Sid.  Dad had his hemoglobin checked again today, still passing clots as big as quarters.  Should get results tomorrow.  We have talked over and over about a 2nd opinion, but he really likes his doctor and PA that see him and he trusts them, plus another doctor did see him as well in the hospital that was filling in one day and when we discussed it with him, he didn't seem overly concerned either.  I keep thinking at some point I will know when to be more persistant talking dad into that.  I think he's worried he will make them angry and not be able to go back if he chooses, and possibly that he feels comfortable with them now and doesn't want to begin all over. 

       

      Thank you, again, and I hope your wife continues to do well.

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