Question For You Prostate "Veterans"

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My green light op was only a couple of weeks ago.

Can anyone shed some light on how long the rawness and inflamation of the bladder and urethra last and also the burning (in some cases) when you void?

Weeks? Months? What?


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    Mine lasted 8 months with a lot of blood loss.
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    Whoever did your procedures! I was basically back to normal after my GL in 2006 by day three with just a few spots of blood at the start of urination.

    When I had a later Thulmium/Holmium laser procedure three years ago I had a catheter in for just over week and during that time my urine was reddish but as soon as it was taken out it was crystal clear.

    The urethra is the part that suffers most trauma from the instruments and being spongy absorbs blood.

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    First two days a bit rough

    Bleeding and clotting stopped with in 10 days.

    Never had such a fascination with the toilet before,

    Pain on  passing water then become only irritation for nearly a month.

    After that frequency in front of the TV a nuisance.

    Don''t know what else to say.

    Regrets? None.

    Nuisance value about 5 out of ten. 

    Just something to work your way through with worry and some agro attached.


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    After my HOLep op last summer, I passed blood for around a fortnight and the urethra was sensitive when starting to pee for another two or three weeks then all OK.
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    I had macro and microhaematuria for 7 months; leukocytes for 15 months. But physically no problem at all - I walked 4 miles the next day; went for a 6 week holiday 6 months later without a problem too.
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      I went to the races on day three walked two or three  miles each way to a hospital appointment on day four during a bus strike.

      Aftr a month an ultrasound check showed minimal retention after voiding. I had no qualms about buying a ticket for a months bus travel round New Zealand on buses without toilets. 


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