Still feeling burning after 10 days

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I had the urolift 10 days ago.  I still have considerable burning during urination and there was even blood in the urine yesterday.  When I finish urinating, there is a cramping deep inside accompanied by the burning.  My doctor says it will go away in two weeks, but it shows little sign of this.  I am also going to the bathroom at least as often, and somedays considerably more than I did before the procedure.  Has anyone else had these synthoms?  When will the burning stop?  I also passed several blood clots, which he also says is normal.  Wondering if I did the right thing.  I have had no sex during this 10 day period, as I suspect the pain during ejaculation will be more painful than it's worth.  Help.

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    You may have gotten a uti during your procedure, might want to ask doc to prescribe you an antibiotic, cipriflaxin seems to be the most common. Sounds like the burning is some kind of infection.

    Hope that helps! The Urolift should help you but Just got to get through this. Hang in there.

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    I'm at the 30 day mark and I still get stinging in my member when I urinate. It's not too bad but I suspect it may be awhile because of the trauma to the urinary track during the procedure and preceding cath changes. I'm urinating better and better so I'm OK with the stinging. Sometimes I get up a few times during the night sometimes I sleep all the way through. Stopping liquids about 4 hours before you sleep may help the frequency problem. Good luck, hang in there.

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      Hi Bruce, Is this the  pain your having from the Urolift you had done at U.IC.

      Chicago? I was hoping you would  tell me the name of the Doctor that did the procedure? I live in Chicago.

      Thanks,Bruce,I hope you start feeling better.

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    PS. If it were me I would check to see if you may have some antibiotics at home and if you do just take take that dose and call your doc first thing in am.

    The stinging from an infection will make you want feel like you got to pee. Take some Advil too to help pain. It ask family members if you have no antibiotics. For sure call doc tho!

    I had urolift to, Always have some kind if issue afterwards with any procedure! It will all be good

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    I would have concern as well ( based only on my experience, however).  I experienced discomfort from peeing only for a few days after my Urolift, and it was gone within a week.   A UTI could cause the burning sensation, for sure!  Have you had them before (UTIs)?  And most UTIs will respond to Cipro, HOWEVER... some strains of bacteria do not.  I've been cathing on and off for 2+ years, and have had several bouts with UTIs.  Twice, however, they did not respond to Cipro, once just last month.  

    While I have no problems with saving pain meds and using them on an as-needed basis, I would caution, seriously, against using any antibiotics you might have around the house (no offense, Anthony!).  The doc should been apprised about what's going on, and should prescribe the specific dosage, and then you should take them religiously, all of them, in the prescribed manner.  They can do a quick-check, at the office, for the obvious UTI-causing bacteria, but an in-depth check involves taking a pee sample to be cultured over a few days.  Which is how the Cipro-resistant buggers show up!

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    Hello  Jon  Had mine done going on 2 years.  I had the burning for only a few day but did wait a few weeks before anykind of sex. It may hurt it may not all men heal at a diffrent rate.  Your doctor is right I was told that by my doctor.  It takes around a month to feel better Just drink alot of water and some juices.  It should feel better..  Take care  Ken  
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    Had one about a year and half ago. Was on a catheter for more days than I wanted (very uncomfortable) and passed many big and small clots. No improvement in symptoms at all. For me a waste of time and a lot of discomfort.
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    Thank you all for your comments. I asked my doctor about taking a urine test to check for an infection, but he didn't want to do this saying something about the test not being accurate because I had recently had this procedure. Tomorrow will be 2 weeks. Finally had sex yesterday and must say that it wasn't painful and since then, I have noticed a slight improvement in the stinging/burning during urination. The real issue now is that I find myself having to pee some days every 15-20 minutes. Pretty embarrassing to have to excuse myself from meetings. Going to a performance next week, which I'm dreading. I'm trying to be patient, but between the pain during urination and the increased frequency, it does make me wonder if I did the right thing. Last night, I work 6 times to use the bathroom. Even more than before the procedure. I fortunately have not had a catheter.

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      The frequent peeing, day and night, would have me concerned.  What about retention that could be caused by a stretched-out bladder?  Were you checked intitially for how much pee you're still holding, post-peeing?  If you had this problem for years before the Urolift, there's at least some likelihood of this.  Which would certainly cause the situation you're describing.  I self-cath right before bed, due to a permananently-stretched-out bladder, and sleep through the night.I also cath before airplane fligths, even when I can pee some, to fully empty the bladder for maximum comfort.  I am a fan of CIC, yes!  :-)  

      So, can you advise re the questions raised above?

      And... you can ask him to prescribe Cipro without being tested, as it wouldn't hurt in the scheme of things (And no, I don't advise casual use of antibiotics, but in this case...)

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      Hi, I have retention, my bladder was stretched out also.I started self-cath around 3 weeks ago.I do this before bedtime,have to get up around 4 hours later to do it again. Is their some way i can do this to sleep through the night like you mentioned?Can you tell me the name of a catheter you use when your not at home?Do you have an enlarged prostate? Do you think by self-cathing  i might might be able to pee without self cathing?

      Thank you so very much for this info.

       

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      Hi Frank,

      Check your drinking habits first.  Stopping intake of fluids a couple of hours before bedtime helps.  We are all different, and our bodies process fluids differently.  I find that if I drink alcohol later than dinnertime, I will SURELY be up to pee in the "wee hours."  

      I use SpeediCaths, FR14s, exclusively.  LOVE 'EM!  My prostate when last measured was about 39g, and had shut off my urethra.  I can pee "normally,"

       but only when my bladder is full above its normal "resting size"(which because of its stretched-out state, is about 400cc)  

      JimJames  reduced his bladder to near-normal retention size through an unusual regimen of cathing and measuring, over the course of two years.  If he was peeing more than 300cc, he would cath more often.  He reports that eventually his bladder shrank back to normal, and he rarely caths these days.  Here's what he wrote recently:

      As to my approach to bladder rehabilitation, I simply upped the CIC game and increased the frequency of my catherizations more than I needed to based on current guidelines. Current guidelines say only increase the frequency if you cath 400cc or more. What many of the guidelines fail to take into acount is the urine that many can expel prior to CIC. So by the guidelines, I might only cath 300cc which means not to increase the cath frequency. BUT if I naturally voided 200cc prior to that, then in effect I was walking around with 500cc in my bladder keeping it in a somewhat stretched position. 

      I changed the frequency so I never carried around 400cc at any time. Again, the idea being that the more decompressed the bladder was the more chance it would have to regain elasticity. 

      Lots more, but that's the story in a nutshell. All our bladders and prostates are different so not sure this will work with everyone but I'm sure I'm not the only one who could rehab their bladder to this extent. 

       

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    jon10032: There are some salient answers listed below.  For example:

     anthony2858 jon10032 • "You may have gotten a uti during your procedure."

    That is a distinct possibility, and I would say it's probable if accompanied by a fever, or lower backache.

    bruce81068 jon10032 • "Trauma to the urinary track during the procedure"

    Again, quite possible.

    kenneth1955 jon10032 •  "[The procedure] may hurt it may not all men heal at a diffrent rate ... It takes around a month to feel better."

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    cartoonman jon10032 • "Were you checked intitially for how much pee you're still holding, post-peeing?"  cartoonman is correct. Bladder issues need to be corrected BEFORE the procedure.

    I, myself, haven't had a procedure ... yet!  I hope that when I do, I'm still able to rely on the wisdom and experience these warriors can pass on to me.  Their advice is incalculable.  That said, I notice a trend on this board.  A lot of guys panic after a procedure.  And why wouldn't they?  The thing of it is, we want to notice results immediately.  Human nature, I suppose.  There are sometimes mitigating factors to consider as well; i.e., age, overall general health, the degree of complexity in correcting prostate disorders, etc.  I sometimes think that we don't give ourselves enough time, not only after a urolift, but after ANY procedure that has the potential to correct years, if not decades of imbalance and dysfunction.  Hope this helps, my friend.

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    My husband had an Urolift about 2 months ago.  He has developed a urinary infection...is this common?  History..he is 83 years old in relatively good health.
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