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Does anybody online here feel like they were really rushed into having a Turp done? My symptoms were poor urine flow, bladder stones and infected residual urine.? 

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    There will likely be many replies to this query, Steven, mirroring my initial experience (if not my outcome).  My urologist said due to zero urine flow, because of my BPH, he was going to schedul eme for a TURP.  I already knew the side effects, and politely said, "NO!"  I intermittent-cathed for 15 months, then had the Urolift treatment, elsewhere. Urologists tend to present TURP as the go-to solution, the "gold standard."  I would recommend you look into other options, including Urolift, PAE, and other options people are discussing here...
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      I already had it done, cartoonman. It's too late. I guess the only thing left is suicide!!!  Why do Drs. do this to people? Still have discomfort down below in my perrenial area.        

         

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      Hi Steven! As Denis mentioned about his TURP; I also had my TURP on June 1st. and I can also confirmed that I was not rushed for TURP at all. I had a lots of problems with BPH and it culminated with AUR on April 3rd.

      i already feel great like I did not have surgery at all. Took only 2 days off of work. Had catheter in for 8 days. My urination is very strong stream, no pain, no burning, some blood either at the beginning or at the end of urination.

      i had first erection in the night following surgery while in hospital and had them regularly. I did not try to ejaculate because it is still to early. I am totally satisfied with TURP outcome even if I have RE.

      ONLY BAD THING, TURP FOUND CANCER AND THAT IS EMOTINAL STRUGLE FOR ME NOW.

      I hope you will start feeling better very soon. Be positive. I am sure, I am not only one satisfied with TURP.

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    Hi Steven... no I did not feel rushed into my Turp that I had done on May 24th. Infact I tried everything I could to avoid it. A few years back I had a Green Light, for me that was a complete waste of time and money. With my insurance and financial situation I discovered I had no options other than a Turip. My prostate was enormous and my prostate tissue was migrating into my bladder. I was under the knife for 3 hours. I had a bad reaction to the anaesthetic, it took me almost a week to recover from that. The prostate chips came back negative for cancer. As I'm typing this I'm retraining my bladder to void, because I had a catheter in for a few months deciding how to proceed... prior to the Turp. Good luck on what you decide to do, Denis
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      My prostate was very small. 40 grams and yet was giving me such problems ( slow flow). I had mine done a long time ago and yet am still having problems with pain. The Dr. sent me for an MRI and the results show possible scarring tissue from Prostatitis. 
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    I was rushed in to a TURP as they were unable to get a large enough Catheter in and it has been a disaster. 6 months on No erection, No ejaculation, Incontinence, Prostate pain, now classed as Prostatitis which I blame on Sepsis 2 years ago as never been clear of urine infections.  No Cancer found other than 1:16 on two Biopsys. Now got pain in the groin and difficulty walking. Just beginning to wonder if constant infections are doing more damage to my body than Cancer would.
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    Steven, I had 2 urologist try to rush me into getting a TURP. One of the urologists jokingly called it a (rotor rooter) But not only did I have a friend who had one, he was racked with infections, &couldn't get an erection... as I began to do my due diligence...I just said no, I'll deal with pills and the Foley catheter every 6 to 8 months for a few years I knew something better had to come along at some point. Glad I waited I just had my PAE procedure last week!
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    In the UK when I was diagnosed with BPH (35grm prostate) in 1995 I was immediately offered a TURP that I refused. I eventually had a PVP in 2005.

    Speaking to a Uro around 2008 he said we would not do that now as we know much more about the prostate now and would treat you with drugs. I imagine because it is a cheaper option for the hospital. Surgery would be from their budget but medication from your GP's.

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