Some pain, some bleeding

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I'm 70 yrs old and 12 days since my turp surgery.  Spent one night in the hospital with a cath that was removed the next morning before leaving the hospital.   At times my urine is almost clear and other times it looks a dark pink.  Sometimes a few drops of what looks like blood when finishing up.  Most times a burning pain at the begining and end of urniation.  No sex yet, haven't tried, haven't wanted to.  I still get up frequently during the night and go allot during the day.  I think most of that it due to the massive amount of water I drink.  Was told to drink lots of water to keep things flushed out, it works.  Before turp it was very hard for me to pee at night and if I had been sitting too long, I don't have that problem now and the stream is way better than it was prior to turp.  I do tend to drip before and after urination, I do wear protection (depends) so not to soil my clothes.  So far I am happy I had the procedure, hope I still feel that way months from now.  I see the Doc in 18 days, I hope all is going as it should.

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    12 days is a very short time. I had my Holep 6 weeks ago and i now feel almost in control again. I usually sleep through the night now i have reduced my water intake to normal. So be patient and wait for things to improve, which i hope they will.
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    How much are you drinking ? When I told my Uro that I was drinking 3 litres a day he said that was too much. Though I suppose if you lived in a hot climate that would be a reasonable ammount. 
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      Joe is wise to drink plenty.  I found after my Holep if I didn't keep drinking a bit each time i got up to pee at night, it became ultra-painful to pee, instead of just somewhat painful.  Only for the first 2 weeks though, then the pain stopped quite suddenly.  You are peeing through a cut urethra - it was cut to get at the prostate - and strong urine hurts more.  3 litres does sound maybe a little too much, but drinking plenty is also vital to prevent infection - it means infection can't take hold.  I don't think 3 litres would do any harm, if feel overdoing it, have a little marmite on toast to keep the salt up (that, salt, is the thing that can become a problem for those drinking too much, mainly an issue when people feel they have to drink tonnes of water when running in the heat, and actually overdo it ...)

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      Our American readers may find Marmite difficult to get. Another benefit of it is that it keeps mosquitos away from you. I took it for a couple of weeks but decided that I would sooner be bitten:-)

      It is a very aquired taste.

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    So far so good. Nothing unusual. Just keep us posted. I am 6 months after TURP and would like to compare...I am 76 and I suspect my age got in the way. You are younger, in your case the results may be better than for me, which I wish you. I don't have urine retention, but developed incontinence at night. All the best Zdzislaw

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      So far no incontinence, I go frequently through the day and night but I drink alot after every go.  I hope you nightly incontinence doesn't continue, good luck to you.

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    Should see blood for 4 to 6 weeks or so. It will stop. Clots, tissue, scabs. All normal. Good luck
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    Thank you all for the good wishes, I'm sure things will improve as time goes on.  What I'm am feeling is probably normal.  Have not measured how much water I have been drinking, I may come close to the three litres a day.  I'll start keeping track this evening and report back tomorrow evening.  It does keep me in the bathroom every 45 minutes or so, sometimes sooner.  I live in central Texas USA, cool this time of year so heat is not an issue.

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