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I was asked to report back after HoLEP on 4 May 2018 at St Albans City Hospital (UK), so here I am. First of all, I cannot fault the hospital, staff or care. Even the food was good! I was expecting to be in overnight, but it turned into 4 nights.
Just a bit of background: I am 74 and this was my first procedure (not counting 2 biopsies). I was surprised when, before the op., the surgeon said he would be removing 80-90% of the prostate. Post-op. my wife asked how my prostate compared to the "walnut" size often referred to. He said it was the size of a small orange, which probably accounts for the longer time in theatre than expected and recovery time.
All traces of blood in urine have now ended together with burning sensation when peeing. The only thing still bothering me (apart from some minor leakage) is discomfort in the perineum area when sitting down. It is easing but I guess it will take a little while to settle. Any of you guys had a similar situation?
Anyway, certainly no complaints at this stage and very glad to have got it out of the way.
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