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prostate biopsy

I had a prostate biopsy 12/26/07.Now eleven days later I am still experiencing some blood in my urine that seems to be triggered by bowel movements.When I have a bowel movement I notice dark blood on the end of my penis and the next several times that I urinate I have small traces of blood and some small clots in my urine.Is this uncommon this long after the biopsy?
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Hi,
Blood in the urine is the most common complication after the biopsy. Typically it lasts for 3-7 days, though at least 40% do report persistence of bleeding beyond 1 week.
Most men who undergo a prostate biopsy have enlarged prostates and this may be contributory to the bleeding.
If the amount of bleeding seems to be increasing, or if pain and difficulty voiding occurs- it would be best to consult your doctor straightaway.
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Try using a stool softener and/or metamucil regularly.  Softer bowl movements will help alleviate the pressure and you will heal more quickly from your biopsy.  I had no blood at first, then kept seeing blood.  When i began a regular regimen of the metamucil, the bleeding stopped and it wasn't too long before i was back to normal.  After my surgery I was on a generic ducolase for quite some time to keep bleeding from ocurring and assisting my body to heal.  Hope this helps.  (I was in that 40%.)
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Blood in the urine, and the semen are very normal after the biopsy.  It lasts for about 5 weeks so hang in there. It isn't a very pleasant experience.  My husband had tears in his eyes afterwards, but he
had a nasty Gleeson 8 tumour so that didn't help him.
Good Luck with your tests.
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