Passing large blood clots from prostate. Any ideas on how to stop this?
I've been doing Internet research for over a year now & have found few individuals with symptoms similar to mine & no solutions. 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. I am now to the point that it starts & stops spontaneously every few days. For the past year or more, I've been passing blood & 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 symptoms 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 is: Has anyone out there had, or do you know of someone else who has had, a similar issue. If so, do you know of any way to successfully resolve his problem? My doctor's only recommendation is TURP surgery but I reject this solution as disingenuous. The side effects of the surgery can be significantly more horrendous than my condition. Also, sites such as the Mayo Clinic & Duke University Hospital suggest that this approach is rarely successful. Any information you can share would be greatly appreciated.