23 days post turp - saw uro today

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Saw my uro today for my first follow up since turp on Dec.14th surgery. I asked the doctor about my current state of urgency and frequency. I am going about every hour during the day and i get up twice a night to urinate. He advised me I am doing great at only just past 3 weeks, we also went over the pictures of my prostate before and after surgery. He advised me he did some work to my bladder neck also. He advised me to stop taking my daily Cialis and to also stop the Mybetrigg he prescribed to me right after surgery. I have been released to go play golf again and am reassured that time and patience will do the rest. No signs of cancer tissue and the bleeding has stopped when I urinate. I also asked him about taking an drugs like Jayln or Flowmax at this point, he advised me the blockage was removed and that would not do me any good. So I guess I just have to continue on the path to let me body heal itself at it's current state. I asked him why I have not seen any shedding of blood clots or tissue during this time, I have been reading about a lot of guys saying they have gone through time post surgery. He advised me that obviously that is not a good situation to have happen and be happy it has not happened to this point, but it still may happen in the future.  I will see my uro in 3 more months for the next follow up. Thanks to all for your comments and I have enjoyed reading everyone else's storys of the adventure of going through post turp recovery. Be good everybody.

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    The clots depend on the amount of bleeding. Since my surgery Nov. 30th, I have yet to pass any clots. Couple very small pieces of tissue. Bleeding stopped in a couple days. Doc only removed a small amount of material he left after surgery in June. that surgery I passed a ton of clots and material.
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    Rick,

    I think you are right on schedule, just do what the doc tells you to do or not do.  "No lifting or straining" is what I was told.  Im 70 rys old, just over 8 weeks post turp 11/08/16 with the same surgery you had and doing very well.  All functions are back to normal, so good to sleep the night thru.  I wish you to have the same outcome as I, couldn't ask for a better outcome. 

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      Thanks Joe, I hope I heal up also in the near future. I am 62 years old and a type 2 diabetic with my sugar under control for a long time. I just got back from my daily walk. Will play golf on Monday, I have missed that part of my life for the last few weeks. Take care and thanks for the comments.
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      I too am type two diabetic with my sugar under control.  I did play at golf years ago but two back surgeries put a stop at any attempt to swing a club.  Walking is good, I do hope you enjoy your round on Monday.
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    Rick, I am post Focal Laser Ablation 18 days. I am doing well and plesse with the results. My Doctor gave me a drug called Uribel. This turned the pee blue but ti really stopped the urgency, frequency and the stinging of the urninattion. You take one every six hours or as needed and it works great. My Doctor is an Interventional Radiologist but the Urologist should know of this drug. You can google it. I had none of the side effects mentioned on the web. It was truely a life saver. I only got up twice last night and the volume was 350cc and 450cc. It was really good. It seems better at night than in the day which is just oposite of what I had with BPH. My doctor also removed prostte tissue that was pushing up into my bladder and causing retention. All that is gone now. Good luck to you. I promise that Uribel will help you. 

    John

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      I will see what happens the next few weeks regarding the urgency and frequency. If it does not get better I will ask my uro about Uribel. I hope to continue getting better on my own if possible. Thanks for the info.
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    Hi Rick, So glad to hear the good news on your turp surgery. Rick ,did you have complete urine retention? Thats my problem,i cannot pee without doing CIC. 

    My uro wanted to do a turp on me ,and at 87 i was must admit i was scared. Now after hearing the good news with you ,i might consider it? Did they do a urodynamics test before surgery,

    Thanks so much Rick ,looking forward to your response?

    frank,

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    Hey Rick,  twice a night only 3 weeks in, sounds good to me, I am sure you can expect better over the weeks and months to come.  They say the full effects can take up to a year.  My volume went up from average 250 ml to average 400, occasionally 550, at the 6 month mark (there was a sudden improvement last month).  My bleeding (Holep but very like TURP) was in week 3 after the op.  It is actually quite alarming (it doesn't take much blood to make the pee look red) so I really wouldn't be wishing for it if I were you.  I expect it will come next week when some scabs come off.  And the clots can be scarey too.  I really wouldn't be complaining about not experiencing them - I only ever had two really big clots, the rest were all tiny.  The pee-pain ended for me at end week 2, just before the blood started during week 3, clots end week 3, then suddenly all clear, never any more blood or clots.  Frequency improvements and volume improvements were quite slow to come (he had worked on top of my prostate, as for you), flow rate was brilliant from end week 3.  Different for everyone of course, my prostate was only 22cc so really small (yet inflammation was causing blockage). Overall, I am very pleased, especially to have avoided ever taking flowmax or finasteride/dutasteride.  I bet that you end up with a good result too given time. Try to avoid ejaculation for 2 months as per the TURP patient specification, it brings on bleeding but might cause problems for some men.  Give time to heal, don't be impatient.  I waited 7 weeks, first time was completely insensate (no feeling at ejaculation) which was worrying - had I waited even a little longer, later on sensation began to come back (now, 7 months after the op, I have 75% of it back, which I think to be a fair trade for peeing well with no likelihood of needing any more procedures, ever - I should never see my uro' again - will drop him one last note at anniversary of op to give final data ... I am not really expecting to ever get the last 25% of sensation back, but who knows - might do).  So I wished I hadn't bothered at 7 weeks, as it just worried me, the initial effect (I left it two more weeks in disgust, found 30% of sensation had come back, more and more has come since - it's taken some time though, albeit was quickly at 60%).  And I was only 49 then, so if I can wait that long, anyone can !

    Anyway, best of luck, you don't seem to be reporting anything too bad.  Flowmax : don't take it if not needed, it can make later cataract surgery a little harder.  Enjoy the golf. 

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      Paul, I have been taking 2 motrin pm before going to sleep for years to make me sleep better and not have to get up so many times to urinate. I am going to try to cut down and elimate the motrin pm in a few weeks to see how I do. I tried flowmax years ago when I first went to my uro for one month, he told me if it did not improve my symtoms by then it would not do anything for me, it made no difference.  That was four years ago, I just recently went back to my uro after four years to get something done since I was urinating every 30 minutes, I had to have the camera routine done again and the pee test with the electrodes and catherter installed to check my flow and pressure of my bladder. At least this time I was knocked out for the camera test. The first time I was awake and it scared the hell out of me, then 30 minutes later I did the p*ss test. That was the worst day of my life, I called my wife and told her that I was violated and no man should  ever have to have those 2 tests done the same time. I am glad to have had the turp done and hope I continue to heal up and feel normal again, I just have to be patient and let my body do it's thing. Thanks for your comments.

       

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      I did the urodynamics test and scoped same day. Wasn't to bad. Was awake for them. Then had to be scoped a second time 5 months later. Awake again for it. That 3 way Foley catheter was huge compared to the camera. Lol.

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