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I'm 65 years old and I had TURP surgery 6 days ago. I am doing well so far; urinating decently (although with URGENCY), and without pain after catheter removal yesterday. I had a Foley Catheter for 27 days because of urinary retention. From what I have read in this Forum I PROBABLY WILL STILL have more challenges to come while recovering from the surgery.
The ONLY THING I KNOW FOR SURE is that I don't want to have another one UNLESS i really have to! But I don't want urinary retention and more bladder damage in my future either!
I have been taking Flomax for years. But I've only been taking Finasteride for about 1 1/2 months to try to reduce the size of my prostate (77 grams). I should have started Finasteride long ago; maybe I wouldn't have needed the TURP. Because prostate tissue sometimes grows back and again blocks the urethra AFTER TURP, I am wondering if I should ask my Urologist if my continuing to TAKE Finasteride might help REDUCE the chance of recurrence of urinary retention in the future.
Does anyone out there have experience with taking Finasteride AFTER a TURP? Does it help?
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