Popeye Posted December 9, 2013 Share Posted December 9, 2013 I fully appreciate that this site does not offer medical advice. The problem I present here is slowly being investigated by my GP and Urologist and I am awaiting a date for further procedural investigation into the matter. I have had intermittent visible blood in the urine over the past 5 months or so and recently several incidents of this in a more dramatic nature. I have been on the net investigating this stuff as I usually do and realised that I cannot recall any information on this issue appearing in this forum. So I thought I might throw this subject out to members for comment in the hope, that there may be some contributions in understanding this issue on a personal level. I did not have surgery to remove the prostate but did have a TURP performed in May 2012. Radiation treatment commenced in Oct 2012 and completed late December 2012. I began ADT (Eligard 4 monthly implants) in March 2012 which is still ongoing. I was symptomatic when I first presented to the specialist and underwent a biopsy that confirmed my advanced prostate cancer in March 2012. My original symptoms that first sent me to the urologist included all the known listed ones except for blood in the urine. Blood in the urine is known as either microscopic haematuria ( not visible to the naked eye) or gross haematuria (visible to the naked eye) My latest set of urine tests confirmed microscopic haematuria in the pathology reports (although I had been experiencing visible blood spotting from time to time over previous months) I am awaiting notice from the hospital as to the date I am booked to have a camera inserted to investigate further. Murphy's Law has prevailed and the blood in the urine suddenly has become more heavy and frequent with the addition of clots and tissue. (nice subject this one) There could be many reasons for haematuria and I was thinking when the intermittent spotting began, that it was possibly due to a late reaction to the radiation treatment. However I have also been experiencing a deep ache in each side of my lower back so I am off to see my GP this week to see what she makes of all this and I will keep you posted on the outcome because my answers have yet to be resolved and they will need to be added to this little article of mine. So having opened up this subject I look forward to any additional comments that may be of interest not only to myself but to others that might come looking for first hand personal experiences on this issue. Lee aka popeye Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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