Bloody urine for a day...

1 year 1 month ago #59454 by Soulbarn
Bloody urine for a day... was created by Soulbarn
It started on Saturday morning with a little blood. Blood increased, including clots, until the urine was a very dark red Saturday night. Sunday morning it began a to subside, and by Sunday night, all back to normal.

The night before I took 20mg of Cialis, as well as a Sudafed tablet.

I had Rezum (a BPH treatment) two years ago, it was successful. I also have neurogenic bladder from a past head injury and cervical spinal surgery, so I have urinary frequency, though not urgency. I have some mild tingling on urination.

There is a diverticula in my bladder.

My regular doc did a culture and found no UTIs. Urologist can’t see me for several weeks.

I’m very nervous about possible bladder cancer. Does the rapid onset/decrease have any significance, positive or negative?

Thank you.

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1 year 1 month ago - 1 year 1 month ago #59455 by Alan
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Soulbarn,

Welcome. First, if it is bladder cancer it likely has been there several months or longer. Also, odds are with you because of all your prior health problems it is possible it is something else, from your diverticula. prior BPH treatment, to kidney stones nicking you urinary tract to many other causes..

You have done the first step, checking for a UTI. On the subject of getting to see a URO. A few weeks probably will mean nothing however, you are correct, you do want to get answers. With this COVID thing they are all likely slammed for appointment time.

I would use your own doc to push harder and letting your URO know you can be available to be moved up upon a cancellation....that often works if you can be flexible.

You probably will be given a cystoscopy and possibly a CT scan to check the urinary tract for any issues. There may be others that will have other ideas so keep posting away.

DX 5/6/2008 TAG3 papillary tumor .5 CM in size. 2 TURBS followed by 6 instillations of BCG weekly with a second round of 6 after a 6 week wait.

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1 year 1 month ago #59456 by Soulbarn
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Well, the blood came back today. Less, but very noticeable. The urologist agreed to see me on Friday. I’m feeling pretty anxious about it.

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1 year 1 month ago #59457 by busaman
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I'd like to get a definitive answer on whether certain foods can turn urine red so we think we have bloody urine. Remember, we don't know if it's really blood, only the lab can tell that. I asked my URO if eating blackberries could cause red urine. He laughed at me and said no, as if it were an old wives tales. But then I read my actual lab report from Quest and it said that blackberries as well as some other foods can cause red urine. Guess it doesn't matte for me because I have the tumors in there, or did until the URO resected them.

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1 year 1 month ago - 1 year 1 month ago #59458 by Alan
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Friday is progress. I remember being anxious also. Tell yourself you are making progress with each step, each appointment. It will happen. It is one day at a time! That is all one can control.

DX 5/6/2008 TAG3 papillary tumor .5 CM in size. 2 TURBS followed by 6 instillations of BCG weekly with a second round of 6 after a 6 week wait.

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1 year 1 month ago #59459 by Soulbarn
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Thanks for the thoughtful and reassuring words!

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