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bleeding from penis after radical cystectomy

24 Nov 2022 13:03

my husband had a robotic radical cystectomy 8 days ago and he has bleeding from his penis. Has anyone had this and how long did it last

from sylvia

bleeding from penis after radical cystectomy

24 Nov 2022 15:09 in response to renny

Hello Renny,

Bleeding can happen after surgery but I'm afraid we cannot tell you how often this happens and why it has happened for your husband. I can see on another thread that he was close to going home so I guess it is a disappointment and worry that they want to keep him a bit longer to make sure he is ok. 

If you can, when you are next on the ward, speak with the nurse that is caring for him today and find out why they think this is happening.

In a way it is good that he did not get home and have to go back in again, he is in the best place to get sorted out.

Take care,

Caroline

bleeding from penis after radical cystectomy

24 Nov 2022 22:40 in response to CRUK Nurse Caroline

Thanyou Caroline i have been to see Ronnie tonight and the doc said they think he has an infection in his uretha and he has been put on antebiotics. So i will see how he is tomorrow

Regards from Sylvia , Ronnies wife

bleeding from penis after radical cystectomy

25 Nov 2022 09:09 in response to renny

When l worked with urology patients, l remember the patients  taking a while for the bleeding to clear after this type of surgery,  prostatectomy patients used to have lots of clots, the urine coming through makes it look worst as they end up with a bag full of bloody liquid.
As it heals the bleeding will subside and clear. It's a really vascular area and doesn't take much to make it bleed.

I hope your husband recovers soon and is able to come home. 

take care 

Susie 

bleeding from penis after radical cystectomy

25 Nov 2022 11:05 in response to Alfieisastar

His urine is quite clear. They have put him on 500 mil antibiotics they think he has a infection in his urethra. So that is causing it to bleed.

Regards Sylvia.

bleeding from penis after radical cystectomy

25 Nov 2022 21:42 in response to renny

I hope he's not to uncomfortable and home soon

Susie

bleeding from penis after radical cystectomy

25 Nov 2022 22:29 in response to Alfieisastar

He was going to come home today but at the last minuet they changed there mind and asked him to stay till tomorrow.I thought there was too much blood coming from his penis and i didn't want him to come home ether so we will see what they say tomorrow.

From Sylvia

bleeding from penis after radical cystectomy

26 Nov 2022 22:08 in response to Alfieisastar

Back where he belongs and feeling good. Bleeding has slowed down. Just had 2 fried eggs 2 toast and half a tin of backed beans x a strawberry cream tart. 

From Sylvia

bleeding from penis after radical cystectomy

27 Nov 2022 09:57 in response to renny

That's great news hope you can relax and have a quiet weekend with your feet up. 

Phew you have been through a rough patch. 
take care 

Susie 

bleeding from penis after radical cystectomy

27 Nov 2022 10:22 in response to Alfieisastar

This as been going on since DE24 2021 SO WE ARE JUST GRATEFULL THAT Mr xxxxx AT xxxx HOSPITAL HAVE SAVED HIS LIFE.

Edited on Sun, 27/11/2022 - 10:35 by renny, Hospital and doctor's name removed in line with forum terms and conditions

bleeding from penis after radical cystectomy

27 Nov 2022 21:25 in response to renny

It's 4 weeks until Christmas l hope you are  both feeling fine and enjoy the festivities 

We are looking forward to being with family l was recovering from gynaecology surgery last year. The operation was much bigger than expected but the results were benign. 
 

best wishes to both of you 

susie

 

bleeding from penis after radical cystectomy

27 Nov 2022 22:16 in response to Alfieisastar

many congrats to you., health wealth and happiness to you and all on here for 2023. I for one will be glad to see the back end of 2022. It has been the worst year of our marriage. But we got through it thanks to th NHS and those wonderful people who save lifes and look after us We wont be having a tree up this year but where not bothered. The tree is up in the loft and Ronnie cant get up there and i certainty cant. We have no family just him and me. I will stay on here and let everyone how my Ronnie gets on with his recovery. All th bst

Sylvia xx

bleeding from penis after radical cystectomy

28 Nov 2022 13:53 in response to Alfieisastar

where having a problem with the night bag because they didn't have a night bag stand we are having to put the night bag in a mop bucket but the urine is going into the bucket and not the night bag in the bucket. I am wondering if the valve isn't closed where the urine is supposed to come Ronnie sad it is shut . The stoma nurse just phoned and i told her about it and she said she would order him a stand and have some more night bags delivered and phone back tomorrow. Some good that will do. She said the outlet is not shut tightly or it's a faulty batch ? Whats your thoughts on that.Susie

From Sylvia 

bleeding from penis after radical cystectomy

28 Nov 2022 22:24 in response to renny

Hi sorry that your having trouble the outlet valve could be open,  it's easy to slide shut, lt sounds like the urine running through the bag its a shame the ward didn't give you a run through of the night bag before you came home. It will help when you have th night bag stand, but the bucket seems a good stopgap. 


The district nurses will be able to help , l would ring the doctors surgery explain what's happening and ask for a visit. A phone call from the stoma nurse is not much help 

take care l hope this helps if not ring 111 and ask for soon assistance as they can contact your doctor for you.

susie
 

bleeding from penis after radical cystectomy

30 Nov 2022 12:31 in response to Alfieisastar

Stoma nurse called yesterday to check Ronnies stoma IE Fred and changed  him. She left some better night bags with no connecter much better that the hospitals. There coming again next week. So all is good at the moment thanks for the advice

From Sylvia