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@tmurphptown

Has anyone experienced bleeding following the insertion of the SpaceOAR prior to Proton therapy and if so what was the source or area of bleeding from and how long did it last?

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Hi @tmurphptown, welcome. You'll notice that I moved your question to this existing discussion about prostate cancer, SpaceOAR and proton beam therapy that @kansascityhusker started a couple of days ago. I did this so that you can connect with @cdcfbw @joenfl2017 @rcs @remoteman7 @wrig1jam who have experience with SpaceOAR hydrogel and/or proton beam therapy.

@tmurphptown have you already had the SpaceOAR gel inserted and are experiencing bleeding?

I had the procedure yesterday to insert the gold fiducials and the SpaceOAR. This was under twilight anesthesia – I was out cold. No pain afterwards. A slight amount of blood where the needles were inserted in the perineum but this stopped by the time I was discharged to home (about an hour). No blood in the urine. I was told possibly a small amount of blood in semen. If you are experiencing bleeding for more than a day afterwards it could be the result of medication you are taking and you should contact your doctor.

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