TURP procedure experience

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I had bipolar TURP procedure in a top Bangkok hospital late Monday afternoon and came home Thursday mid-day. While recovering in hospital I experienced incontinence and had to wear a diaper after catheter removal but the day after I returned home this cleared and I am able to urinate when I wish to empty my bladder whether I have the urge to urinate or not. Cramps and real urges to urinate are not existent and blood in the urine cleared on day 3 after the actual procedure and flow is relatively strong. Night one at home had me wake 3 times but not from any urge to urinate so while awake I took the opportunity to do so with no problems. Let's see what other nights are like. Burning in the penis is there but I had been on a catheter 3 times across 3 weeks before finally undergoing the procedure so that is to be expected. I am 79 years and 11 months old and feel remarkably good with a healthy appetite. I may be one of the lucky ones and things may change, but right now urination is "almost" normal. I am single and not sexually active so any ejaculation issues are yet unknown and not on my mind at this time. All vital signs were reported as good on release from hospital and tests showed no cancer. This all may be re-assuring to some so I share it.

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    That is great news Peter. I am 66 years of age and had Turp in June 0f 2019. I had a few problems before and afterwards with needing self catheterisation but now feel really good and pee well with a good flow. I can sleep through the night at times and it all feels like it did 20 years ago .

    I would reccommend TURP . It took me a while to recover but I am happy now .

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      I am 66 yo as well, and had TURP 4 weeks ago, and progress has been slower than I expected for sure. I've had no prolonged bleeding or incontinence, but during the first 2 weeks I had horrific pain in my penis every time I urinated. Its gotten better, but still have a lot of discomfort when I urinate - especially if I stand. Guess I believed everything I read about recovery in 3-6 weeks. Based on what I now read in forums plus how I'm feeling, it's probably going to be more like 3-6 months!

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      I had a lot of irritation all the time which slowly subsided. I also wanted to pee a lot even if it was small amounts but I was paranoid about my bladder filling too much and me ending back up at A & E. A lot was in my mind but slowly and surely it all got better , to the point now I take joy in having a good pee... It took months though .

      I have noticed also that I virtually empty my bladdr a lot of the time . If I do not then a second pee empties it , albeit a small amount .

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    Peter - sounds like we had TURP just a few days apart. I had mine in a hospital in Florida, and went home the same day with a catheter. A home health nurse checked on me each day, and removed the catheter after the third day. That's when the pain really started. For the next 10-days, i had excruciating pain in my penis every time I had to urinate. No blood - I just felt like I was on fire. At about the 2-week mark, the pain started to improve, but even after 4 weeks, I'm still experiencing pain every time I urinate. My Doctor says it all normal at this point, but frankly I thought I would be further along after 4-weeks. I'm 66 years of age, and in very good health otherwise. Glad to hear you are doing well. Maybe we can continue comparing notes since we had the surgery about the same time?

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      I am taking the prescription version of Azo - a drug called Pyridium (phenazopyridine). have been taking it since the surgery. Not sure how much it has helped, but I'm following the Doctor's orders.

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