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Many here may recall that I had a bipolar TURP on 4/5/19 and posted detailed updates during the week after the operation.
Prior to that procedure my PVR was about 200ml, and it was becoming extremely difficult to empty my bladder. My sleep was very disturbed and I felt like I had to pee all the time, day and night.
I just got back from my two month checkup and the PVR ultrasound showed my bladder was empty! So, the TURP worked. Very pleased about that. However, my sleep is still disturbed and I am getting up 6-7 times per night. When I do get up I am able to empty my bladder faster and easier than before: in 5-10 minutes with 2 or 3 attempts. Before this was taking 10-30 min and was really a struggle.
My flow is stronger and easier. Back to the sleep issue: I also posted here another discussion suggesting that the nocturia might now just be a had habit. My uro said that I should give this a few more months to let the bladder adjust. I think that's reasonable. He also said that the sensitivity in my bladder might be a side effect of the radiation I had five years ago for prostate cancer. At least, the TURP lab work showed NO cancer, so that treatment worked. The other treatments that don't send prostate tissue to the lab don't test for cancer.
I will be reducing my twice per day Flomax to once per day, and hopefully, can get off this drug eventually.
So, now it's just a matter of getting my bladder to calm down and try to get better sleep. Has anyone here had radiation for prostate cancer that eventually caused bladder irritation that feels like retention?
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