Post Prostate Biopsy Symptoms (Blood in semen)
I couldn't find an existing thread on this topic, but I wanted to share what I'm seeing so far, and compare with other's results.
I'm 58 years old. After discovering a 5+ PSA result in a routine adult physical, I was scheduled for and received both a MRI, and a Transperineal biopsy. In my case, they took 16 samples. I do not yet have the pathology results.
I was told there could possibly be some blood in my urine, but to watch for clotting, etc and large amounts. I was also told there would likely be some blood in my ejaculate, tapering off over time. I understand the amount of blood can be influenced by number and location of samples.
I was not prepared for what happened though. Four days after the biopsy, and to my horror, I found my expectations were way underestimated. It was not "streaks or spots" of blood, nor was it red-tinted. It looked to be pure blood. The volume was probably double what I would have expected. Hoping that the next day would be more normal, I again tested the waters.. It was nearly as bad, however, the color seemed to be a cross between pure blood and fresh motor oil.
I've got a message into my care team, and I'm awaiting a response while I also await pathology. I'm a bit nervous.
Has this been other's experience? If it is common, why understate it in the publications I was provided?
I have not noticed blood in my urine, however, it tends to be dark-ish as I tend to under-hydrate.
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@stebro, what did you find out from you doc? Any concern?
Shoot, I forgot to ask him. It was all I could do to get all my other questions answered (I think he was anxious to get to another consult) and I'm not particularly concerned about the blood because I was told to expect it. Sorry. I have another video consult with a radiation doc on the 17th. I'll try again.
At the risk of sounding like "Capt. Obvious", I went in with a list every time. I would have never remembered my questions without it. What would happen with me was I'd start to process the answers from the first question or two then forget to ask question four and five….
I just had a biopsy and I was fine day one, the next day I started to have some blood and clots in the urine, it cleared after two days. However, like you, while it wasn’t as much blood, but I experienced blood in my ejaculate, at first bright red, for a couple of times. Later, it started to show like you said motor oil, that went on for a week. It has cleared up, but you can see it still is a bit tinted.
I have since found out I’m positive, stage 1, Gleason 6/7. I’m now going thru additional testing. And so it begins.
Oh, I had a carefully compiled list. Like you, I always do. The problem was, I forgot to put it on the list.
I did talk to my doc. Totally normal. Blood in ejaculate longer than six weeks – probably should contact your doctor. Mine stopped in about three weeks. Blood in urine stopped in a few days. All good.