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I am a 52 year old latino and had TURP surgery 1 week ago tomorrow at the San Antonio VA. So far, i have had no painful urination nor bladder pain. I read many comments prior to having this surgery and i was completely scared to death of this surgery. It has been turned out to be very tolerable with only slight discomfort. I had a spinal anestetic because it kept the area numb for up to 4 hours after the operation. If i would have chosen to be put to sleep, I would have felt pain immediately after waking up in recovery and would have needed to rely on pain meds as opposed to having no feeling at all. I did spent 4 days in the hospital because of blood not clearing enough and doctor deciding a couple extra days in hospital was best to keep me from having clotting issues. I have experience no burning or painful urination and thus far I am peeing alot from half a cup to 3 cups within a 10 minute interval. I dont believe i am emptying my bladder but it is an improvement over before surgery. My follow up is next month and hopefully my bladder retention has gone down to empty or close to it. Overall, this operation's side effects have been minimal. I hope to be back to work 10 days after the surgery which is next Monday. My conclusion for most, this operation will go smoothly.
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