TURP recovery

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I had a TURP operation 3 weeks ago. My flow rate has improved considerably. There is still a small amount of blood passed at the start of urinating. Just after the operation my bladder capacity and interval between toilet visits was good but in the last week I have developed an extreme urgency to pee when the bladder only has a low content. Can anyone tell me whether this is OK or should I contact my consultant.

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    Hi Mike, I had a HoLEp and suffered urgency from week 3 to 6 and even though I had done my pelvic floor exercises I only had about  10 secs to get to a loo. Then at the start of week 6 it started to rescind and it had stopped by the end of week 6 as I suppose the prostate had healed further.

    Good luck and keep up the pelvic floor exercises, but, in truth they only help control the sympton whilst the  continued healing was the main reason it came under control.

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      Hi Mike, apologise, I didnt read your question well. My urgency was on a full bladder so yes a bit different to you. better have a word with doc but hopefully just part of healing.
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      Just to conclude the story. The urgency in my case was due to an infection. I realised that because it was rapidly getting worse. I took some trimethoprim and the problem disappeared within 24 hours. That was about a week ago and now everything seems fine.
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    You should always consult your doctor on medical issues, especially after surgery.  He/she is undoubtedly a more reliable source than a bunch of strangers on the internet with no medical training! cheesygrin
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    I am in a similar boat to you. I had the Rezum done 11 days ago. Frequency, which was the reason originally for having the procedure, went through the roof soon after having the Cath out 5 days in. There are some anti-spaz bladder meds out there the doc might suggest for you. At least, it has eased mine some making life somewhat tolerable along this slow healing path.
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