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I was taking Tamsulosin for an enlarged prostate for roughly 30 months. My GP then put me on Finesteride which I took for only 5 weeks. After completing a Parkrun (5K Saturday morning) I drank a litre of water to rehydrate plus other drinks but did not pee all day. By Monday I was in severe pain through urinary retention and was sent to A&E by my GP where I had a catheter fitted (instant relief).
?The Consultant discussed the options with me and I decided to go for a TURP. This meant keeping the catheter for 9 weeks until the op. At least this meant that I slept right through the night for the first time in a couple of years.
?As a keen runner I took advice and continued to run (much slower, obviously) with my club and jog the Parkrun. Good fitting lycra shorts held everything in place without too much discomfort.
?The op was done at 5p.m. and I was kept in overnight. The catheter was taken out at 7a.m. the next morning and I was sent home in the afternoon. During the first week it was fairly painful to pee, the colour going from a red Bordeaux to a light Rose. Drinking lots of water helped to clear the stream eventually.
?At the end of week 2 I passed some bits of tissue in my urine but the pain gradually lessened. Now after 4 weeks I can feel the benefit and have regained control over my bladder which is great after a couple of years just making it to the toilet.
?I know that not all ops go to plan and feel lucky that so far it seems to be healing well. To anyone considering the op make sure that you discuss everything with your Doctor, there are different options out there and I suppose the skill is picking the right one for you depending on your situation.
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