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Hello all I would like to give you some information. I had a Urolift done April of 2015. All was fine had a good flo. I also have a stricture in the urethra that I have check ever couple of months. ...In December it was time to have it checked but had a bladder and prostate infection. Was on Ciprofloxacn 500mg 2X a day for a month. Went back in january and had a scope done. The stricture was fine but one of the implant from the urolift came loose because my prostate got smaller. So I had to have it replaced. I had it done on Feb 19 there was alot of damage to the prostate and had to have it repair. The line was cutting into it. I woke up and got dress and talked to my doctor which I trust. He put in a catheter in because he was playing it safe and that was no problem. Not a fan of them but that's the way it is. Well it was nothing like.the fist time my erine was cleared by the night of the procedure. After 4 days this time my urine was still drak red. Had the catheter removed the fifth day and by the next morning I was clear. Also I was off my blood thinner like by doctor said and started up 2 days after this surgery. I am on Eliquis 5MG 2 times a day. Was great had good flo until Sunday. I went to bed at 1AM and got up to go to the bathroom at 5AM. I sat down to pee and started when I felt a pop or a flush. Did not think it was anything until I got up to flush. The whole bowl was full of blood. I called the doctor and got the urologist on call talk to her and she said to drink alot of water to flush it out. Well I drink 1 bottle of water and had to go to the bathroom. I stood there was a little while and could not go so I pushed and all that came out was blood so I drink another bottle of water. That is when my problem started. I was have bladder spasms and let me tell you they hurt like hell. I called a friend of mine to take me to the hospital and was there in about 10 minutes.I had to wait 45 minutes before they took me into the room. I was in alot of pain. I feel for anyone that can't pee. I know how it feel now. The nurse came and the doctor told me that they would have to put a catheter in and flush by bladder. I told go right a head. Do what you have do. She was a great nurse you got it in with very little trouble. It did hurt a little but not as bad as the bladder spasm. She flushed it for about 10 minutes. Got alot of clogs out and I was still bleeding. The urologist called and she told him and they had to do emergency exporatory surgery to see why I was still bleeding. He just happen to be my urologist partner. So I felt ok with that. Well he found out that I had a inflamed bladder and 2 blood clogs by the prostate that were ready to pop. He cauterize them. I had to have a 24 hours. flush. Had 6000CC of sayline ever 2 hours. I was told that if I would not have not taking my eliquis the clogs would have never gotten that big and my body would have taking care of them. I had the catheter talking out today and came home. I have gone to the bathroom with there is no problem and no pain or burning at all. I was told not to take my blood thinner for 2 weeks and talk with my heart doctor.I feel great glad to be home. So men please talk with your doctor if your on any kind of blood thinner and your having any procedure. I hate to see anyone else go through what I had to go through. It could have been much worst but I was lucky. Take care and good health to all...Ken
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