PVP. .... Photo selective vaporisation of the prostate

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I have just had PVP on Tuesday12-1-16

i am experiencing bloated face and facial and body rashes. Any one suffered from this?

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    Assuming you are on a course of antibiotics the rashes could be a reaction to the medication.  The bloating of the face is not a usual reaction to antibiotics but I would seek a medical opinion ASAP. Any fluid build up is symtomatic of the lymphatic system being compromised in some one and not something to be taken lightly.

    I had oedema (fluid build up) in my legs a few days after my HoLEP and it turned out to be because I was drinking far to much fluid.  Well they did tell me to drink plenty of water and how was I to know you could over do it!

    Hope the rest of your post operative journey goes well.

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    I would say antbiotics as well.
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    I'm not on any anti biotics

    I had a spinal anaesthetic and had no pain at all

    i took a couple of paracetamol before bed thinking

    i may have pain in the night but nothing!

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    I had a spinal as well and experienced no pain post operatively.

    I was given a weeks supply of antibiotics to take after discharge and was also given antibiotics intraveniously just prior to the procedure.

    I have had two previous surgical urinary tract procedures both of which resulted in my being given the same antibiotic regime as mentioned above.

    I've even been given antibiotics before and after prostate biopsies!

    I would be very surprised if you were given no antibiotics at all.  Just asking for trouble not to be given anything.

    As I said get it checked out soon.

     

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      The only anti biotics I received were the ones during surgery.

      Was given paracetamol to come home with but as I say I've had no pain.

      Just need to sort out what these rashes are now !

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      Paul, please come back on here and let us know the outcome of the consultation with your doctor, as I'm sure it would be helpful to others to know if the rashes and face bloating were related to the procedure and if so what was the actual cause and what treatment if any.  Thanks 
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    I had this procedure 4 weeks ago. I have not experienced any symptoms like bloated face or body rashes. You should consult a doctor ASAP.

    On antibiotics, I was given two doses of intravenous antibiotics at the time and was not given any to take after leaving the hospital. My consultant warned me in no uncertain terms of the risk of infection and lo and behold after 5 days I had one. My GP gave me a 5 day course of antibiotics but the infection came back again. The next doctor gave me a 10 day course and that seems to have worked.

    On a follow up visit with the consultant he explained that here in the UK there is a tendency to under treat infections and that had I been in America I would have been given a 10 day course straight away.

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    I'm not a doctor but my guess is that it is a drug reaction.  I've had the same symptoms in reaction to 4 different BPH drugs (the non-selective alpha-blockers and finasteride).
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    Having returned from docs I still haven't discovered what actually caused it!

    Apparently it IS possible that the surgery caused it just due to the trauma but she didn't actually pin it to that!

    It was also put down to change of washing powder, taking piriton or even down to the surgicals stockings! Sorry can't be more specific .

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      She appears to be clutching at straws Paul.  It may be worth contacting the secretary of the consultant that carried out the procedure and giving them a description of the symptoms and a request that the consultant be asked for their view.  I had a post operative complication which needed an explanation and I did as I've suggested above and the consultant rang me a couple of hours later and we discussed the matter for a good 30 minutes.  What was surprising is that he called me from his home as I could hear his children playing in the background which raised my respect for him quite considerably. 
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    This sounds like a question for your health care professional.
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