Frequent peeing

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had turp six weeks ago.  Still peeing frequently. Anybody have same problem?

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    You would still be healing from the surgery and may still be sensitive. This is one of the expected symptoms post-surgery, and should eventually pass. You should ask your Uro about his thoughts on this. He should have educated you as to what to expect.

    How is your flow so far..? Has it improved?

    Cheers- J

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      Great that you saw him today. Did he give you any advice..?

      How is your flow so far..? Has it improved?

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    I had a TURP in August 2017.  It does take a long time to heal.  You should start to notice some positive changes around 3 months out.  I was basically incontinent for over 2 months.  I had to wear adult diapers 24/7 during that time.  Talk about depressed.  I wasn't expecting that at all.  But it did get better.  I think I am still healing from the surgery.  There are nights I still get up 5 times but that's usually after a couple of beers.  During the day I probably go every 3-4 hours.  Many nights I only get up once or twice.  I know I'm retaining some urine and not completely voiding.  My bladder was very stretched out prior to surgery and has shrunk to a degree post surgery but I think it is still rebounding.  

    Give your body some more time.  I found this website to be helpful in letting me know I wasn't alone regarding the symptoms of my recovery.

    Best of luck.

    Doug

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      The questions readers will want to know. Were you offered other options and do you now have R.E. ?
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    Bill:

    I've had two traditional TURPS five and half years apart. After each one, urge/incontinence (U/I) was quite pronounced for approx 5 months afterwards. Most recent TURP was in Aug, 2017 and for the subsequent three months U/I was constant.

    Urol advised that such behavior was to be expected due to need for bladder to become adjusted to lesser need to forceably express - prior to TURP it needed to overcome the resistance in the urethra due to an enlarged prostate. The theory being that prior to TURP, bladder needed to work harder to express and post TURP was still doing so even though was less necessary. This theory has been offered in several prior posts on this site. 

    Immediately post TURP, Urol prescribed 50mg of Mirabegron - 1x/day. Didn't do much to mitigate U/I. After three months he scripted 10mg - 1x/day of Vesicare. Combined, these two meds reduced the U/I episodes significantly. This behavior change could have been the direct result of the meds or simply a case of my bladder becoming adjusted to new circumstances. After approx 6 weeks on these two meds, my U/I was under far better control and I was able to discontinue them.

    Currently, 7 months post TURP my U/I is essentially under control. If I am physically active and especially if doing a lot of bending and stretching, urgency will occasionally crop up though it is manageable. This circumstance will occur if my bladder is at least half capacity or more and does not occur at all if I void prior to being physically active. 

    In a few earlier posts, I offered that TURP is indeed a serious procedure. In my experience, the Uro specialists somewhat underplay the post TURP U/I inconveniences and their duration. U/I should be expected for at least three months post TURP and likely longer - all depending on personal conditions and circumstances. Everyone's situation is unique and some guys will do better than others. 

    At any rate, I suggest that U/I should be expected post TURP. Usually conditions improve after three months. Of course, meet with your Urol to get a better sense of your options. The above mentioned Meds might help.

    Having been through the TURP experience, I can empathize with your concerns. From a  distance, it's easy to say that things will improve. Going through and being in the midst of the actual U/I experience is not so much fun. 

    Best regards and best best of luck with your recovery.

     

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      only six weeks after turp for me, still peeing a lot, but encouraged by reading your experience. thanks
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      BIll:

      Bill:

      At 6 weeks post TURP I had several episodes of instant, and I mean instant, bladder voiding. In four such episodes, I was basically sitting still either reading or carrying on a conversation and without any forewarning, my bladder would express. No sensation of fullness or need to void. Simply a void over which I had very little control.  As you may imagine, most embarrassing. These types of episodes did resolve and I'm pretty sure the Vesicare helped though I'm unable to prove it. At least circumstantially, my bladder behaved differently pre and post use of that med. 

      Assuming your TURP is without complications, your U/I should resolve over time. Tincture of time can be good medicine though roughing it for a while can be challenging.

      Again, best of luck with your recovery.

       

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