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63 years old.
I had the Rezum procedure done on March 2nd. I had 4 oblations by the urologist. Got the first catheter out at 4 days; could not pee a bit. Had the second catheter out on the 10th; still could not pee more than about 50 ml. In went the 3rd catheter. Next day I had a fever of 100 F and felt like I was beaten up. Called the urologist and started an oral antibiotic. Went in on the 16th for another pee trial. Urologist took a urine sample. Still could not pee. 4th catheter and next day fevers again. Switched to another oral antibiotic as the first seemed to do no good. Bacteria sensitivity test showed that the bacteria was insensitive to both previous antibiotics. Started a 3rd oral antibiotic on the 22nd that showed bacterial sensitivity. By this time, my right testicle had swelled up to the size of a grapefruit, very painful. On the 24th I woke up with a 101.6 F fever. The infection was so advanced, I had to go into the ER (right in the middle of CIVID-19 outbreaks) at 4:00 am. They started me on IV antibiotics, and I spent 4 days and 3 night in the hospital to get the infection under control. 3rd day in the hospital, the x-ray tech put in a PICC line (right arm catheter through a vein to just above the right ventricle) so that I could be discharged and get IV antibiotics daily at home.
While in the hospital, the urologist wanted to do a pee test. Out comes the 4th catheter. I can pee about 100 ml every 15 minutes, but my retention is still about 300 ml. Urologist wants to cath me again. 2 nurses try to get a cath in, no luck. The urologist comes in to "install" the cath. He had to use what looked like a stainless steel coat hanger in the catheter to get past my prostate into the bladder. My worst experience in 63 years,
So, I am home now with the urinary cath in. I have my PICC line to get IV antibiotics. I'll go in to the urologist's office at 35 days post op to try and pee again, probably. If I need cathing, I'll ask about intermittent self cathing to get away from constant catheter and more infections.
Anybody else had similar experiences with Rezum?
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