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In April of 2016 I had the green Light Laser operation for Benign Prostate Enlargement. The operation was a success but the urine still did not flow. (much) It seems I had another problem. The bladdrer muscles were not doing their job. I was instructed in how to self cath and that's what I did for 2 months. My cath suppier kept me in enough #14 self lubed catheters to allow me to "tend to business" 4X per day although I rarely went beyond 3X per day.
After 2 months I was put on 25 mg bethanechol 3X per day. SUCCESS! I WAS 17 AGAIN! GOOD-BYE CATHETERS!
However, lately (last 6 weeks or so) I have noticed that when I sometimes get up to go in the middle of the night and always upon awakening in the morning that when I tried to go...NOTHING! I had to bear down and PUSH it out with muscles that I could control. During the rest of the day everything was fine.
However, the pattern is beginning to repeat itself for the rest of the day as well. I will see my UR in a few but I'm losing the battle so until I do see him I will self cath. (When I was taken off catheters I still had a 240 catheter "stash." I'm glad I kept them.)
I'm suspecting that I have developed some sort of bladder ring obstruction.
I'd appreciate hearing from anyone who has had first hand experience with my situation or from anyone who would like to share an opinion.
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