TURP and Blood Clots

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On August 25, 2017 I had a TURP done at The VA in Connecticut and everything seemed to be going well. Even though my Pre Surgery counseling and my Post counseling was real unprofessional I have sought help through my own research. As I said everything was going fine I went to my post follow up appointment and told the doctor I was doing fine. This morning about 1:00 am I'm in the bathroom and my urine is deep blood red and there are these blood clots some small but some very large. Is this normal or should I go to the hospital because of an infection or some other medical complicatiion

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    Blood clots can happen in the first six months Drink plenty of water to help wash it out but if it continues see you doctor.. 
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    Dude, that is normal.  A day to 5 days after the op, there is no more blood and you think great.  The inside of the urethra has been entirely sliced away and a new channel much bigger cut inside the prostate all cut flesh which IS the new urethra there.  Which is why peeing hurts for some, for the first fortnight, deep inside.  Now, as the scar tissue across the heat-annealed arteries drops off, clots form and are peed out with tiny little bits of scar tissue, at between 2 weeks and 2.5 months.  In my case 2 weeks, for 1 week, then it stopped for good.  As long as the clots don't clog you up, even if there is a jolt of surprising sensation as you pee out a big one,  I think it's OK.  Was for me, anyway.  And I was really worried at the amount of blood but it doesn't take much to make pee look scarily red. 

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    Always a good idea to check with your doc. We are not docs in here and everyone is different. That being said you will bleed for a while. As scabs fall off and reform. The stuff you saw may not have been clots but scabs and clots. Use a urinal if you really want to see the actual color as you heal. You think it's stopped but it hasn't. I thought it had stopped til I went to docs for follow up. Urine sample was dark orange. Give it time. Don't strain yourself( lifting, etc etc) . That will make you bleed.

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    Why is anyone getting a TURP with all the other alternatives?  The only people pushing this are typically Urologists who know nothing else or don't have a financial stake in the alternatives.  Look at PAE, please.  It changed my life for the better and was a very easy and simple procedure.  TURP is a butcher job which will ruin your sex life and cause many other side effects.

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      He said at the VA (I'm in England) but what I hear about VA hospitals is not that good. Presumably the Uro's are 'Old School with TURP still the Gold Standard'  and the VA probably don't invest in in expensive new equipment or training..

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      David41064 says: "Why is anyone getting a TURP with all the other alternatives?"

      I *HEARTILY* agree! I had a TURP in 1996 when it was the only game in town! Blood, catheters and misery for weeks and weeks. I've kept track of the improvements and alternatives since then. We're WAY ahead of that now. Since BPH is a recurrent monster, I need follow-up treatment at this time and would never, ever consider another TURP. Urolift, lasers, PAE, what have you. The choices are significant.

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      From '96 until now means that you have done quite well. I had a GL PVP in 2004 for my 75 gram and by 2013 my prostate had regrown to 135 grams. My next laser procedure reduced it to 55 grams and who knows how long it will last. 

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    You probably had a clot break loose and cause the bleeding. I know you're nervous and concerned but I'll bet you this is ok. A small amount of blood can make your urine look like cranberry juice. So relax. Drink lots of water and no caffeine. I have friends who have had bleeding and clots weeks after the procedure. Good luck. 

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