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Urinary blood clots, pain due to urine blockage. Catheter used to irrigate bladder. History of prostrate cancer. Possible treatment?

Hello, My Dad has had constant urinary blood clots for the last month and has been hospitalized. They have irrigated his bladder (thru a 3way catheter ), but nothing seems to help. He still bleeds and at times the clots are so large that we need to rush back to emergency as they are painful and cause urinary blockage. His prostate was removed due to cancer many years ago and he has had radiation therapy as well. Any insights?
Asked On : Tue, 1 May 2012
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It's obvious that your dad is bleeding from urinary tract. To determine the cause he needs certain investigations. Urine examination, kidney function test, and ultrasound of abdomen. First thing to determine is whether prostate cancer has recurred or not. Also check if your father is on any blood thinning agents like aspirin. He may also need cystoscopy where a small tube is passed through the urethra to look for the source of bleeding. Consult a urologist.
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