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    My scar tissue was a very thin line caused by a doctor pushing in acatherter too quickly while I was under for surgery, I do not know how much you have from TURP but probably much more than I had. You probably need to go in and have it scoped (not fun) but the only way the doctorer can see what you have.
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      phil,

      I had TURP performed on Dec.4, 2015.  Had some bleeding and after a couple of months passed some large blood clots. By the 3rd month my stream became weaker and weaker.  I went back to surgery on May 13, 2016.  When he scoped me he found a lot of scar tissue.  My doctor said some folks are more prone to scaring than others.  He used the laser and made a couple of incisions and the scar tissue "pulled away".  It is now June 26, and I am doing well.  I am just anxious and worried that the scar tissue could grow back.  As a defense, I take Serrapeptase, which is an enzyme that may help with scarring after surgery.  Good news is that right now, I'm fine!

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    I had a TURP done mid-October 2015. Unlike a lot of the guys on this forum, I have had fantastic success. Beforehand, I was up several times per night, never able to empty my bladder, the usual. I had a green laser treatment 10 years earler, which was a huge waste of time. Lots of blood after the surgery (expected), but during times of heavy labor like bending and twisting, it was not unusual for me to bleed again several years post-surgery.  Had a scope done and my uro said mine was one of the largest prostates he'd seen, recomended the TURP. I was told that the procedure would be under an hour. I was on the table 2.5 hours, reason is that he had to remove all of the scar tissue from the laser treatment, which took an hour.  So, do I think scar tissue can be removed? I think it can. I do believe that it depends on where the scarring has occured, but in my case, I could not be happier with my final results. 

    I'm 62 years of age, and I told the uro that I really did not want to have to undergo this ever again. He told me that a TURP done properly should last the rest of my life. Hope he's right. Good luck.

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    I had laser TURP on Dec. 4, 2015.  I kept the cath in for 3 1/2 days after surgery.  After removing, it was hard to pee, but things began to improve.  In the 2nd and 3rd month after surgery I passed a 3 - 4 blood clots.  The last one was late February, 2016.  I felt it move in my urethra and stop.  I couldn't pee!   I took two tamulosin and drank a quart of water.  Only drops came out. Finally, after a hot shower, I passed the large clot.  The following month my stream started to become smaller and weaker.  Then I started dribbling when I went to pee.  My uro game me 30 days of antibiotics.  He said after the digital that my prostate was "fluffy".  After 30 days of the first antibiotic, I am now on my second week of a two week run of doxycycline.  Still have discomfort when I pee and a small weak stream.  I am SO UPSET!!!   I'm guessing it's scar tissue and some form of blockage.  Any response would be greatly appreciated.
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      I wish I could help everybody on here.  Iv'e lost my self-respect, my ejaculation; not to mention the ongoing discomfort in the private area. Where do we go from here?
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    My surgeon told me he made two small incisions and the spider-like scar tissue "pulled back" and provided a better opening at the bladder neck.  Some of us are more prone to developing scar tissue. The danger inherent in removing obstructions of scar tissue is that the removal can cause further scar growth.

    I take "serrapeptase" for scar tissue and IT WORKS!   The other herb which is supposed to be at the top of the list to help reduce scar tissue is "thiosinaminum", known for its ability to dissolve scars formed anywhere in the body.  You can order this from Amazon. 

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      Thanks scurry.  Already taking Serrapeptase. The MRI says it's scar tissue from Prostatitis. Called my Dr. up, I love him, but he says he can't remove scar tissue. Could this be scar tissue from my surgery ( Turp )? Iv'e had it for 61/2 years and it is driving me crazy.

       Steve 

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      Most likely it is.  I'm eager to try the thiosinaminum.   Google search "homeopathic remedies for urethral stricture treatment".  Hang in there....there's always a good bourbon and a cigar around the corner.

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