TURP SURGERY

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JUST finished my 10 day, pain prior to urination is bad but no blood or infection, my dr did tell me to continue the flomax pills. This sounds strange to me, did anyone else continue medication?

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    I had my TURP in October 2015. I did not have any medications except for a brief antibiotic for a couple days post-surgery. Sounds to me he's making sure the new "pipe" stays open. Drink plenty of fluids to make sure you do not have any clotting.

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    That would be me.  I had a turp done around 7 years ago,, and I had to keep taking Avodart, to shrink the prostate and doxazosine to relax the muscles by the prostate. My prostate was 141 grams.  The uro, removed 39 grams and for me to have a good flow, I had to keep taking medications.  Here I am now 7 years later, and I had to do the turp again.  This time, no such luck, I can't empty my bladder and so now I have to wear a catheter.  I am waiting for my uro to come back from his trip, and see what the next plan is to fix this problem. 

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      You ever thought about changing doctors. Many doctors are only in it for the money, sad but true~! Thye can't pay their bills on office visit alone. They would starve. Thye have to generate a certain amount of money if they have an office in the Hospital Complex~! Figure I read several years ago was 400,000 a year for a Heart Specialist. Or out the door he goes~!! 

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      Hi Dennis sorry to hear about your horor story with TURP, I don't understand why this is still the golden standard in BPH operation when HOLEP method is much better. 

      I have been wearing a catheter since March 7th 2016, completely blocked, it took 5 months of pain enduring this and finally I got my HOLEP operation last Thursday, I just came home today 2 days later, no catheter, no more flowmax, no pain urinating and complete bladder emptying, change uro find one that does HOLEP fast. I had to see 5 different uro from different hospital until I found this uro doing HOLEP but busy like hell with a 5 to 6 months waiting list. 

      Good luck to you

      John

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      So Dennis, have you considered intermittent cathing?  For me, the week I had to wear a bag, when my prostate shut my bladder down two years ago, was so disorienting, it almost felt like vertigo!   I quickly found out about cathing when I needed it; so much better!  I cath as needed now with SpeediCaths (Magic 3s are also good) and my life has achieved a normalcy it never could have with a bag.   Just sayin'...

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      If it comes down to wearing a catheter, I think I will go with the self-catheter. I hate wearing this catheter all the time.  I can feel it when I move or sit a certain way, and it is very hard to get used to the feeling.  How long have you been self-catherizing?
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      Dennis, I've been self-cathing since Aug of 2014.  I've had several UTIs, most of which were simply sloppy prep on my part.  But otherwise... yeah, MUCH better than wearing a bag!!!

       

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      It's a great advantage, actually:  I cath at the airport, and even on long flights don't have to use the john.  Quite the convenience, especially on overnight flights when I don't have an aisle seat!  :-)

      I tried a regimen of cathing up to 5 or 6 times a day, while trying to help shrink my flaccid bladder (stretched out permanently, perhaps).  Otherwise, I cath twice a day, midday and before bed, and sometimes upon waking.  In between there is minor intentional peeing.  

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    Prior to my Turp on May 24th I was on Finasteride and Tamsulosin a generic of Flomax. My doctor discontinued Finasteride, but I'm still on Tamsulosin.

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      I took Flomax years ago for a very brief spell, It gave me sexual impotence very quickly. It took me a long time to get over it. Only way I found out about it was it tells you with the medicine. The doctor was such an ass hole idiot he did not mention it. If he had, I would not have ever takeni it. I was not that sick~! I definitley don't recommend it. 

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    I had my TURP on June 1st. Never took tamsulosin after June 1st. No problem with urination. TURP fixed it.
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    Scotty, hang in there buddy. I recall, the couple of weeks post surgery, it was like p*ssing lit lighter fluid, very painful, especially at the end. Pleanty of times I was standing on my tiptoes in front of the toilet it hurt so badly. Truth is, it goes away. Go do your Kegals, drink your fluids and I promise you the painful urination will slowly go away. About 30 days or so later, I was pain free, no medications and peeing like a teen again. There was some blood initially, again, it went away. 

    TURPS are a major surgery, and I see on this forum that there are plenty of guys that have not had the sucess that I have had. In my specific case, I could not be happier. before surgery, my urination stream was poor, I never felt that I emptied my bladder, I couldn't sit through a movie without getting up at least once. Those days are gone. Ejaculation after sex was really painful, again, no more pain.

    My only suggestion to you is what I did. Loads of fluids to prvent a blood clot. bear with the paid during urination, knowing it will go away, and hopefully in a month or so, it will all be history. Good luck.

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