after urolift

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I had a urolift today an i went home with a catheter and the plan was to leave it in for 3 days, but it was too painful so I took it out after 3 hours. My question is was it supposed

to stay in longer for my parts to heal up around it or did they put it in so I would not have to get up to pee so often?

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    Good morning Lew

    Did you listen to the doctor about why he put in a catheter. The catheter was put in to help you pee because the prostate was going to swell up because of the procedure. Most doctor do not put in a catheter but the ones that care will.

    Let me tell you when I had mine done 4 years ago. I had a catheter for 3 days. This was the first one ever I had one. What you were feeling was the spasms they do go away when you relax which you were suppose to do.

    Before I had mine done I researched it. And I found out that there was some men that were able to pee right after but after they went home they could not pee so they ended up at the hospital and had to have a catheter put in. I for one would rather have one put in while I'm out then when I'm awake.

    Your going to drink a lot of water to keep you going because you are going to have some clogs and if you can't go do go to the hospital and have a catheter put in. It was put in for a reason.

    Take care and good luck....Ken

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      Hey buddy

      That catheter was not has bad. When I was bleeding after a repair ( Was because of my blood thinner ) I would not let the doctor that was going to do emergency surgery on me. I had him sign a paper that my prostate was not to be touch or cut in anyway. It turned out to be blood clogs on my prostate. He must of been mad at me. He put in a 28 fr 3 way to flush out the blood. But in a way he helped me. I have a stricture just before the prostate I have had no problem with it for 2 years.

      Taking that one out was a trip. It was like a suction cup. It took the nurse 3 times to pull it out. What a relief.

      Take care Ken

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      i have had it twice. removal was nothing. it slid right out. it wasnt bad having it in. but i just didnt want to know how they got that thing in. lol.

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      What happen to him.. Where did he go. I talked with my doctor right after I came out of the surgery. When the first clog came out he was there to tell me that was normal. After I got dress I was standing next to him at the desk before I went home he was doing the note from the surgery.

      Even when I had my ablation for my A-Fib I saw my doctor when I woke up.

      I.m sorry.. Take care Ken

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      Hello Ken.

      The doctor was too busy making more money to bother telling me anything, but a nurse said that I had 5 clips. He never told me about catheter and it was a surprise to see it hooked on me.

      I am doing better today and able to do my normal things. I hope it will soon be able to stop my nightly bathroom trips. He prescribed some pain pills I took a few and they clogged up my system, I dont know how the addicts can stand the side effects of them.

      Thanks, Lew

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      Hey Lew

      I'm glad all is working out for you try not to drink to much at night or maybe a hot shower before you go to bed. That may help you pee some before you go to bed

      Take care Ken

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    For me after Rezum, it was there so I could empty my bladder due to swelling. When they took it out after 6 days, I had AUR and had to self cath for a week.

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