Post Turp operation.

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Hi. I had aTurp operation 3 weeks ago. It went well and i was allowed to leave hospital the next day. I had a catheter in at home for 4 days when it was then taken out at my local clinic. I peed a lot for the first week or so and after a week the blood had stopped coming out. Not too painful when i peed so am quite happy except, this.

It is now 3 weeks and i still have to wear an adult nappy because i am leaking alot during the day and at night. This may be because i have an infection and the doctor has put me on antibiotics. If not, how long would one expect to leak in general? Its my only problem.

Thanks for any response from anyone.  Bob.

 

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    I never leaked but I also didn't recover as fast as you. Hopefully it will resolved itself. Good luck
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      I seem to recover very quickly from operations which is a good thing. I am due to see my specialist in about 4 weeks so hopefully the leaking will have resolved its self by then, but if not maybe he will have an answer for me.  Thanks for your quick reply Tampafd.
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    Had my TURP op on 21 December and still a slight leak now, but still on Antibiotics for infections. Not too worried about it as don't have to get up at night , but still go hourly in the day time.
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      Hi Super. I still get up 2 or 3 times in the night but not too bothered as i go straight back to sleep in seconds. Some people dont even get a leak but i still make my nappy quite heavy with all th leaks and am hoping it will pass soon.
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    I had HoLEP 3 months ago, and after a few weeks the leaking all but stopped.  My doc did tell me to excercise the sphincter muscle that controls the urine flow, by stopping the flow several times for a few seconds, and then resuming.  That seems to help. 
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    Bob I hope you do stop leaking but that may be a side effect of the turp.  And the reply you got for some they all have some leaking.  Why do a old time procedure when there are so many new ones to pick from.  That may have worked for many in the past but things have gotten better for men.  I hope things get better for you and you don't regret it.  Gook Luck......Ken  
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    Hi Bob,

    had a TURP on Oct. 13 of last year. They removed my catheder the following morning and I went home. I was told to practice "Kegals" (not sure of that spelling). As they've been cutting around in there, much of the muscle area is either removed or weakened. The Kegal is , as example, it's like trying to stop urinating in mid-stream.  I always practiced while lying on my back, tensing those lower abdominal muscles, right up through your penis, hold for a few seconds, then release. I've seen the same technique done by slowly tightening that area over about 6-10 seconds, hold for 3-5 seconds, then release. You need to get that muscle control back, the same muscles that stop leakage when you laugh, sneeze, cough etc. All I know is after my TURP I had virtually no bladder control at all. When I sensed it was time to "go" you had better get out of my way, as I simply could not hold it at all. I Kegalled myself like crazy, Seated at my desk, lying down, before sleep, when I woke. You cannot do this "too much". The more you do these exercises, the quicker your muscles will strengthen and the leakage should stop.

    Get up on YouTube and search for videos demonstrating this technique. I'm lucky my wife is a physical therapist and she taught me the technique, but the truth is , her identical teachings are on YouTube as well. Be patient, but do this as much as you can and you'll get better. I think it's called "Kegel" opr Kegal, not sure of the spelling. Best of luck.

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      Tim you are correct it is "Kegel" and that is the spelling. I have had a look on You Tube and have started doing it myself. I just do it wherever i am basically until i get fed up doing it then i stop until i am ready again or remember. Fingers crossed it will eventually work. Thanks for the info.  Bob.
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    One thing that must be remembered by anyone who has had any form of prostate surgery designed to relieve difficulty in urinating, is that the bladder (in essensce a muscular structure) will have become very strong and will also have "muscle memory" and it will take time for this "muscle memory" to re-adjust itself.

    Pelvic floor muscle exercises before and after the surgery helped me immenseley however, it was four months before I stopped leaking completely.

    My bladder muscle had become so strong I was easily bypassing the catheter that was inserted immediately following the procedure and for the next couple of hours before it was removed.  Back home my stream was so strong I thought I was going to crack the back of the toilet pan (joke) and it took a few weeks for the strength of the stream to lessen which goes to show how strong my bladder muscles had become over the years and as time went by they began to get back to normal. 

    So stick in there with the exercises and let time and nature take it's course. 

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      Yes i will hang on in there with the exercises and fingers crossed.

      I must admit that although my pee stream is ok it is nothing like yours was, but i guess we are all different. My Penis is a little sore but not too bad at all, considering it has only been just over 3 weeks since the Op.

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    Ah but the best is yet to come Bob.  Since my procedure I'd swear my penis has shortened and taken on a slight curve (when erect).  I mentioned to my Uro when I had my 3 month follow-up consultation and he said it's you imagination and I responded with " when you've got as little as what I've got, any reduction is noticable".  Perhaps it is my imagination but at least we could laugh about it.
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      How are you dealing with retro.  Are you orgasm the same.  Some men do not like it and they have said that there orgasms are not has strong.  Take care  Ken 
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      Yes take your time.  But I hope you can.  Most of the time when you have a Turp you have retro.  You will still have a orgasm but you will never ejaculate.  It goes into the bladder.  Take care  Good Luck ken
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      Bob I forgot to ask you .  Were you offered any other procedure and why did you pick a Turp?  Just wondering being there are so many others less agressive.  A turp takes alot out off a man and puts you through hell ..Ken 
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      No Ken only offered a Turp, but although what you say is correct, if you take one of the less aggresive options i am led to believe that the results are not so good.
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      That may be true for some but I had a Uro-lift done a year ago and all is well.  After a week I was peeing great and could do anything I wanted. There was no way I was going to have anyone core out my prostate.  I had retro with a pill that he started me on to relax my bladder Did not care for it.  Some men are ok with the retro and say that the orgasm is more intense but orthers are not happy with it and say if they had know they would have not done it. Every man has to live with the chooses that pic.  I hope you get better soon and maybe you will be one of the lucky one with no retro.  That can happy  Take care...Ken   
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