Posted , 9 users are following.
I had 3 urolift clips implanted 2 years ago for a bladder problem, followed by a bladder neck resection neither of which solved the issue. As a result I've been self catheterising ever since, but have suffered constant UTI's - at least once per month, sometimes every couple of weeks for which I've taken a cocktail of antibiotics.
A urologist recently did a cystoscopy and discovered that one of the urolift clips has been implanted in the wrong place - too far up in the bladder neck and sticks out attracting bacteria. As a result tissue has never healed over the clip and he is convinced the fact the clip is exposed is the cause of the repeated infections.
Ok, so I ask him to remove the offending clip (the urolift website claims this is a simple procedure) but was shocked when he said that due to its location the clip can only be removed by performing a TURP which will cause RE.
Has anyone had experience of having a urolift clip (that was located in the bladder neck) removed?
0 likes, 9 replies