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#1 Jerry.s


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Posted 17 December 2014 - 11:38 PM

I noticed when I pee'd it had a lot of bubbles or foam so I made an appointment for that and my acid reflux. Urine test showed a trace of blood and my some of my counts were elevated.


Protein Total was 8.7  - (6.4-8.2) is normal

Globulin was at 4.4   - (2.0-3.9) is normal

Bilirubin Total 1.09 - (0.00-1.00) is normal

Alkaline Phosphatase 151 - (50-136)


The NP at my Cancer Center want me to come back in two weeks to see if the blood trace goes away on its own before she starts ordering expensive test.  I been on gleevec almost 3 months and this doesn't haven till now. I asked if I would need to switch to something else and she doesn't think so she says that she see's this in other folk on Gleevec and some times it just gets better.


Is this true does this some times just go away?




#2 jjg


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Posted 18 December 2014 - 01:21 AM

Early on in my gleevec treatment I had blood in my urine - urine was very red for about half a day. They did a whole lot of tests showed nothing except the urine sample from that day had lots of RBC (no surprise there) The RBC found in the urine were not damaged in any way. They did a bladder scope a week later (fortunately at no cost to me) - no issues there.

It never happened again.

Dx Dec 2010 @37

2x IVF egg collection

Glivec 600 & 800mg

PCRU March 2012

Unsuccessful pregnancy attempt - relapsed, 3 months interferon (intron A), bad side effects from interferon

Nilotinib 600mg Oct 2012

PCRU April 2013, 2 years MR4.5 mostly PCRU with a few blips

April 2015 stopped again for pregnancy attempt (donor egg), pregnant first transfer, 0.110 at 10wks, 2.1 at 14wks, 4.2 at 16wks, started interferon, slow dose increase to 25MIU per wk, at full dose PCR< 1 for remainder of pregnancy

Healthy baby girl Jan 2016, breastfed one month

Nilotinib 600mg Feb 2016

MMR May 2016

PCRU Feb 2017

#3 Widgeonus


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Posted 18 December 2014 - 01:52 AM

Happened to me and ended up being a kidney stone.

#4 Sneezy12


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Posted 18 December 2014 - 06:09 AM

Get a bottle of Multistix urine test strips and check your urine several times a day and record it for your doctor. Blood in the urine should always be thoroughly investigated. Frank

#5 Trey


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Posted 18 December 2014 - 10:59 AM

TKI drugs can cause capillary breakage throughout the body, especially early on in treatment.  So while I would continue to watch it, this is not a big concern unless it gets worse or does not stop in a couple months.


If you do the urine test strips as Sneezy suggests be careful not to use the pregnancy test strips.  Just sayin'

#6 Antilogical


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Posted 18 December 2014 - 01:11 PM

You would think that by now I would have learned not to read this blog while drinking a beverage.


While I mop up, let me add that I, too, had the random "capillary breakage" mentioned by Trey.  Tests showed no bladder infection, and it disappeared pretty quickly.

Dx: Sudden severe anemia detected 07/2011, followed by WBC spike. CML Dx 02/2012.

Rx: 03/2012-Gleevec400.  Reduced 02/2013 to Gleevec300 due to side effects (low blood counts).

Response: PCR-Und within 7 mo. on G400. Maintained MMR4-MMR4.5 on G300. PCR-Und since 02/2016.

#7 hannibellemo


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Posted 18 December 2014 - 07:47 PM

Trey can zing you when you least expect it. I refer to it as his "spew factor"! He's gotten me several times with it although I try to remain vigilant!





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DX 12/08; Gleevec 400mg; liver toxicity; Sprycel 100mg.; CCyR 4/10; MMR 8/10; Pleural Effusion 2/12; Sprycel 50mg. Maintaining MMR; 2/15 PCRU; 8/16 drifting in and out of undetected like a wave meeting the shore. Retired 12/23/2016! 18 months of PCRU, most recent at Mayo on 7/25/17 was negative at their new sensitivity reporting of 0.003.<p>

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Posted 20 December 2014 - 03:51 AM

Yes, I had this too early on in treatment. It was nothing and just went away :)

Diagnosed 9 June 2011, Glivec 400mg June 2011-July 2017, Tasigna 600mg July 2017-present (switched due to intolerable side effects, and desire for future cessation attempt).

Commenced monthly testing when MR4.0 lost during 2012.


2017: <0.01, <0.01, 0.005 (200mg Glivec, Adelaide) <0.01, 0.001 (new test sensitivity)

2016: <0.01, <0.01, PCRU, 0.002 (Adelaide)

2015: <0.01, <0.01, <0.01, 0.013

2014: PCRU, <0.01, <0.01, <0.01, <0.01

2013: 0.01, 0.014, 0.016, 0.026, 0.041, <0.01, <0.01 

2012: <0.01, <0.01, 0.013, 0.032, 0.021

2011: 38.00, 12.00, 0.14

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