Frequency after TURP

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It has been 5 weeks since my Turp but the frequency and specially night time about 10-14 times still continues . I am obsessed with this. Any advise what I should do. I have seed my Uro last week and he says all is well. I cant get it out of my head that I need to go to the toilet.

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    I too, had the same symptoms after my TURP. There is cause for hope!, In my case the symptoms gradually improved over time, but one has to be patient. TURP is major invasive surgery and your urethra/bladder is still recovering from this trauma. Continue to drink lots of water and try "bladder training". The improvement is not dramatic, just gradual. Good luck(we all need that) with your progress.

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      approx 6 weeks after surgery. I still have some minor irritation which causes frequent visit to the bathroom day & night. But I am accepting the situation reluctantly. No other issue after surgery.

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      I am in 6th week since turp. I am still going to the toilet every 1 hour day and 5 times at night. Bladder retraing is not really working yet. No burning and trying to manage the urge with Betmiga 50mg twice a day. Do not have any other problem voiding. Do not know how long I can tolerate this sensation of voiding.

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    I'm about week 7 post-TURP. My "frequency" issue, despite the enlarged prostate, was probably more to do with bladder spasms than anything related to my prostate. When you start to notice that you have that urgent need every time you do certain things, that seems to imply bladder issues. At least now, after the surgery I can go. As liftednow1015 says, I am also getting a little better and the "accidents" are reduced and any incontinence issues are starting to fade. I just visited my urologist and he did a cystoscopy after 6 weeks and he said that I am still FULL of blood clots and some scar tissue. He knocked some of them off but the pain-to-benefit ratio was getting very bad and he had to stop. He said that I should be more healed in another 1-2 months or maybe more. Healing from this is VERY slow. But, I would suggest discussing this with your urologist. There could be bladder issues or even kidney issues (I have a lot of kidney cysts, for example). I found trying to pee long before I have to pee to be of benefit. Passing by the bathroom? Give it a go! You should be drinking lots of water (avoid alcohol/beer) but check with the uro if that is good for you and what time of the day to stop relative to going to bed. He should be able to assist. Finally, there are drugs that can slow down the urges but there may be side effects, like constipation. Also, have the doctor do a urine culture just to rule out any urological infection that might be lurking.

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    Boya,

    Could be several possible causes of this. It's a form of overactive bladder. You should first have a urine test for possible UTI - you may need an antibiotic (not Cipro). If you don't have an infection then you could try a medication for bladder irritation such as trospium. There are other similar meds. Pumpkin seed oil capsules, similar to Azo Bladder Control also calms the bladder. Don't know how long you have been fighting urine retention before the TURP but you may have developed a bit of chronic insomnia. You may need some non addictive sleep meds for this. Just some ideas since I have had exactly the same issues and have been able to get some relief from the suggestions I made above.

    Tom

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    I am one week out, the doc gave me a prescription for bladder spasms that seems to help. Also a lot of the problem could be psychological. I got used to going when I first felt any indication to avoid having an accident and now when I think I need to go I do some kegel exercises and wait for it to go away. So some bladder re-training might help.

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    I assume when you go, you are voiding very little. If that's the case, then it is most likely bladder spasms, as others have suggested. I suffered from them for 20 years prior to my TURP. My uro said the TURP might eliminate them and it did. Three months afterwards, I stopped the oxybutinen. I still occasionally feel the urge to go when I know I don't have to. If I can get my mind occupied with something else, the urge passes. I am 13 months post-TURP and now get up once a night about 90% of the time. Pre-TURP it was always twice and 3 times about 20% of the time. Definitely been a great improvement for me.

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    Hi Guys Thanks for your suggestions. I am taking Urorec and that helps to reduce the urge to pee. My Doc said that was fine to take. Despite this I still get the sensation that I want to pee many times during the day and night. Nights are still very problematic. I wonder if I am getting obsessively compulsive with this sensation of wanting to all the time. Has any one had similar issues ? Does it take long to fully recover from turp surgery? My flow has improved and no more blood and no pain. This forum has been a boon to me. You guys have replied to a number of question that my Doc would not have time to entertain. Lookin forward to your reply.

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      Does it take long to fully recover from turp surgery?

      My doctor said 3 months for full healing but also said I could resume all normal activity in 3 weeks which I did. I think it was 6 months before my nighttime bathroom visits came down from 2 to 1. (I drink no more than 6 oz after dinner and usually nothing after 9 pm.) If I can sleep 4 hours before getting up, I can then usually last until morning. If I wake up sooner than that, I try to go back to sleep and that works more often than not. Last night I slept 5 1/2 hours before getting up and that was great.

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      Recovery from TURP:

      My urologist says YES!!! Here I was, 6 weeks post TURP and still passing blood clots! At least, on of the blood clots I passed "fixed" one of my issues (the one where the stopping of the flow was so violent, I thought my testicles were going to wind up in my lap). So, now I still have the burning that gets worse toward the end of the 5 second flow (but no UTI found). He went in (remember, this is on week 6) and tried to knock off some clots but the pain was too great. He told me that I have a lot of clots and that recovery will just take a long time.

      If you are still having issues around week 6-10, I'd talk to the urologist and see if you can get him to do a cystoscopy to at least have a look and give you a status and better estimate. If you can get him to knock out "some" of the clots, that's fine but remember that it will hurt a LOT and there may not be too much benefit for your pain. I'm told another 1-2 months or more will be needed. I've seen posts where some say it takes a full year or more to FULLY recover. Remember that all of the wounds and clots are soaking in urine most of the time.

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      I read that when part of prostate is scraped, it causes Inflamation there and that could cause frequent peeing along with referred discomfort at the tip of the penis.. Ibuprofen can help reduce that. Has anyone experienced this and what was the result. I am still going for pee at least 6 times each night. I am in my 6th week post turp and this is the main problem now.

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