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Hello, I am 65 years old and I am on blood thinners for some 16 years.
Recently, I made the decision to have a TURP after some instances where I could not urinate.
I had the surgery on September 3, 2015. The dr said everything went well. I did not have any pain. I requested that the catherter be taken out after one day which is what was told by my dr. However after surgery my dr said he was leaving it in thru the holiday weekend.
It was removed at my request and that was a mistake. By the following weekend I was in the ER getting a catherter.
In short I had 4 catheters with this surgery primarily because I was on blood thinners and healing takes longer than the average guy
getting this surgery.
This Thursday is six weeks.
My concern is that my bladder irradiates me. I feel I have to urinate after I already went to the bathroom. The sensation was worse last week and I called my dr and he prescribed Pyridium which relieves the symptoms but does NOT heal the bladder.
The annoying feeling is less intense but I finish the medicine tomorrow night and I am nervous about how I will feel.
When I do go to the bathroom I urinate a lot better than before the operation.
I read that the bladder could take 3months or longer to completely heal.
I quess what is I am asking for is reassurance.
Are the symptoms I am having within the realm of what everyone else has experienced.
thanks for any help,
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