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I am posting for my father and I am just trying to find any relatable stories to help abate any worries I might have and certainly his as well.
So starting from the beginning my father was diagnosed with BPH several years ago. He had a high pc but nothing that was truly concerning yet. In August of last year he was diagnosed with sever hernieted disc in his back and required surgery. This will get on topic I promise. He had the surgery and an unfourtunte sid effect was post operative BPH and Urinary Retention. Several days after the surgery he required a catheter. Sever weeks after seeing a urologist is was recommended that he get the Green Light Laser surgery to relieve his BPH.
In November he got the Green Light Laser Surgery and my father came home with the catheter. Numerous complication arose from the surgery including several weeks of urninary retnetion. Two hospital stays for severe urinary retention and catheter almost all the way through December. Following that was severe inflamation in his knees to the point where he couldnt stand. Another hospital stay with no official diagnosis but the consensus being pseduo gout brings us to february. Early february my father told me he began seeing blood in his urine along with rather large clots. This has been happening sporadically over the last few weeks and after constant urging from me he has set up appointments with GP and Urologist. I don't know why he has waited this long but this is where we are. This is not a little urine its is Gross Hematuria with sporadic blood clots. I suppse quite a while of being poked, sliced, and prodded made father weary of going to to the doctor however he is taking care now.
My questions are essentially has anyone expericend long term symptoms like this? Is blood in urine typical or even a side effect of green light laser this long after the procedure? Over the last sever months he has had numerous cystoscopes which should have revealed things like cancer as well as blood and urine analyis. So cancer is still weighing heavily on all of us a concern but is it more likely to be something else?
Thank You all in advanced.
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