31 days post turp

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its been 31 days since turp surgery, on Wed and Thurs day of last week I was doing great and lasting 2 hours during the day. I was thinking my body was making a change for the best. Then Friday I was not lasting as long and yesterday evening I had a beer starting to urinate every 30 minutes again. I do not know if it is the carbination or just the beer got me going again. This morning I am still struggling with my urgency and frequency. I do not understand what could have happened between Wed and this morning. i did have starbucks coffee 3 of the 4 days and wonder if caffine could be the issue. I am just mistified on why so good and now back to bad. Has anybody had such a shift in their recovery like I am having. Thanks for any comments, also night time is ok with 2 visits per night. Thanks for any comments.

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    Hi Rick,

    Sorry you had a setback. My guess is that the beer and coffee are not agreeing with you at this point. I would eliminate those for a few days and see what happens. My bet is things will improve.

    Best wishes,

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    Hi Rick;

    I'm sorry that your problems have returned.  

    I had a PAE on Sept 28 and felt great afterward.  By November my problems were returning and I, like you, was asking if I caused it by restarting my trips to the gym? riding a bike? drinking coffee, etc, etc.

    I've spoken to my doctor and he has no answers.  

    At this point I think that the post-procedure period of relief from the symptoms was due to all the meds I got during the procedure.  Long acting corticoids would wear off in about a month, leaving the patient wondering what happened.  

     

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    Hi Rick,

    Both beer and coffee are diuretics which can cause frequency in even a healthy system. Your system still needs time to heal so maybe lay off both alcohol and caffeine for a little while and then introduce them very slowly.

    Jim

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    I am at about 45 days post TURP . If I drink soda or coffee i pee alot and often.
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    As others have said, coffee and beer both can irritate the system.  I'd suggest tea over coffee, if you need the caffeine, as coffee has a gazillion chemical compunds that tea doesn't have, and tea may not irritate like coffee does...  Just a thought...

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    FYI  I'm coming up on 10 weeks since I had the turp procedure.  I am a coffee drinker of about six cups a day prior to turp.  Right after turp I did limit my coffee to two cups in the morning, that would have me peeing about every 45 minutes for a few hours.  I am up to the six cups again peeing about every three to four hours.  If I do get up during the night to pee it's just one time.  Have not tried beer yet but that's coming.

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      i only drink 1 cup a day in the morning. i am going to lay off caffine next week and see what happens. i very rarely drink beer, a friend came by and we had 1 beer. I am only just passed 4 weeks but those 2 days that i was lasting 2 hours were unbelievable to me to not have the urge and to not worry about needing a restroom. i am sure just part of healing up. Thanks Joe for reminding me it takes time. Be good.
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    Rick,

    i had a TURP on June 1st and I never stopped drinking coffee but I did not have a problem you described. I recovered amazingly quickly after TURP without setbacks.

    My only problem with TURP was a Prostate Ca that was incidentally found.

    MK 

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    Setbacks can come at any time for months following any prostate procedure and has little to do with what you drink or eat.
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