Why Am I Passing Blood Clots From My Prostate?


Asked by JackFlash

Why Am I Passing Blood Clots From My Prostate?

I am passing large blood clots from prostate. Any ideas on how to stop this?


I would make sure that you are not on any anticoagluants. Also make sure that any over the counter preparations that you are taking do not contain any anticoagulation properties. It seems that we are assuming that the blood is coming from the prostate however the remaining portion of the urinary tract including the bladder, the ureters and the kidneys also need to be evaluated.

Persistent prostate bleeding can at times be difficult to eradicate. 5 alpha reductase drugs may be of some benefit.

Given that you had a laser prostatectomy and since your prostate was very large the likelihood is that there is residual prostate tissue which may be the source of the bleeding. A repeat laser may be a good solution, but despite what you have read on the web, a definitive TURP will also be a solution to the problem.

Answered by Jay Motola, M.D.