Rezum not so simple

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I had the Rezum procedure in office late January two days later I was in the emergency room with a massive cipro resistant E-coli blood infection and have been in and out of the hospital since trying to get rid of the infection including a follow up TURP operation to remove the dead tissue caused by Rezum where the E-Coli is hiding from the anti biotics. 

Still on massive doses of antibiotics. This has been one "simple" procedure that almost killed me, ruined my sex life and wracked havoc on my body. 

It is now mid May and I am praying that in two weeks when I am done with this coarse of anti-biotics I will be rid of this infection.

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    Henry.  I am so sorry that that happen to you.  What did your doctor tell you the cause was.  Infections can be the pit's  Had sepsis in 2014.  24 hours of antibiotics and then another 11 days at home It took me month's to feel better.  I hope the Turp does not do a job on you  Your the second one that I have heard of that ended up having a Turp after the damage from a Rezum procedure  Good luck  hope you feel some relief  God bless  Ken   

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      Infectious disease specialist told me if blood clots stay in the bladder to long, infection will grow. It's a perfect medium. He said that's what he uses to grow cultures on. With the over use of anti biotics and use of them in the animals we eat, resistant strains of super bugs are getting hard to combat. MRSA being a big one. If csughtvearly, you can treat it. If to late, it gets in your blood stream. Can take months in the hospital to get it under control. Then you still have it. It's just not actively trying to kill you. Then your " red flagged ". Your name goes into the national data base for infectious diseases. Everytime you go in for something, it pops up. Only good thing is your guarenteed a private room in isolation.lol.

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      They try to down play it. But you know how serious it really is when you are way out of town in a totally different healthcare system and your file pops up red flagged before you even tell them anything.
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    It could have been something as simple as someone who handled the equipment not washing their hands - it happens all the time. I hope you get over this soon.
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    Was my doctor negligent? A urology / ID specialist at UCSF tells me that Rezum steam pushes fluids under pressure up the epididimus (SP?) and if bacteria is present it moves with the steam. Also the numbing is done through the rectum which is another avenue for the bacteriato follow.
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