TURP Surgery

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Hello,

I'm 5 weeks post TURP surgery and I'm still suffering from frequency or a lot of sensation that I require to urinate. My flow is better than pre Turp and I'm voiding at the moment in the region of around 200ml. Is this normal after 5 weeks from surgery to have a frequency issue and if so how long does it last?

I'm also taking 50mg of mirabegron which I started 5 days ago I also done a urine flow test and bladder scan which went ok.

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    Hey Buddy

    Sorry that you had to have a Turp. Were you that bad. If you only had BPH there are other procedures out there that would have done a good job with less side effects. But what's done is done.

    All men are different and we all heal at different rates. It is going to take time. What the doctor gave you Mirabegron is for a over action bladder medication. It will help the bladder relax so you don't have to go that much.

    Can I ask if you had a nerve sparing turp and did they save 1 cm of the verumontanum so you have a chance that you do not get retro or was that not talked about.

    It's up to you you had the surgery. Just do what you can to relax and try to lay down and not sit to long. It will get better. I'm here if you want to talk........Ken

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      Thx for your reply

      I haven't got retro now I did when I was on Tamsolusin which I stopped taking after the procedure. Reading through various posts it seems like 3 months is the complete recovery time.

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      Yes my Urologist says it takes 6 months to completely recover from the operation. I see him again in 3 weeks but if I was to email him with any issues he rings me straight up.

      Regards

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    Hi Jas. I'm urging everybody who have a prostate issue to check for bacterial infection first. Urine and Semen culture test is a must in my opinion. Not sure about a Stamey's test in your case. Because you had TURP done I'm not sure if Stamey's test make sense . Majority of people here ( which is very weird) had TURP done or other similar procedures without their consultant establishing first what is causing the prostate to grow/ inflammation. Then , like you, they are writing weeks after the surgery that they pee plenty and have other symptoms which could be related to bacterial infection.

    please read my other posts here to find out more about possible reasons behind it.

    take care

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    Hi thx for the reply I had various urine tests along with digital, cystscopy (spelling), flow tests and ultra sound. I did have an infection initially after the procedure which I took Cipro for 10 days and now that is clear.

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      Hi Jas. Well my experience is that urine test have nothing to do with prostate. Therefore you may have urine culture test ( not ordinary urine test) which may detect UTI or may give you all clear message. But in the same time your prostate is still infected with bacteria because nobody checked your semen so far. I did try to upload here some of my private test results to prove my point but silly moderator is deleting my screenshots.

      I had all clear urine culture test back in January but my semen culture and prostate fluid culture tests found Enterococcus. 😤

      Clear urine test doesn't mean that you are bacteria free

      Cystscopy and Ultrasound will not pick up those infection either. U had them done for other reasons.

      thanks

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    Hang in there, things will get better! Drink a lot of water each day to keep things flushed out and to give your brain a chance to learn the new triggers of having to urinate while the prostate heals. And make sure you don't have a UTI. Not sure how much tissue was removed from your prostate, but I had a lot removed (>100g) and the healing took over a year in my unique situation. After struggling to urinate for so long pre-TURPs, my brain had to know that having just 200ml or so or urine in the bladder was not a signal to panic and get to a toilet asap. Also, during healing I had "lightning bolts" of sensation in the tip of my penis as things healed since apparently the prostate doesn't have nerve endings so the signals went to the most sensitive part of my body. For some reason, hydrating reasonably well and urinating clear pee by 10am or so was not only satisfying that I could actually urinate but it gave me confidence that if I was in a grocery store or other business, I didn't have to run to the bathroom and could wait until I got home. It's the little victories that help during recovery.

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      Hi thx for the reply and sorry for the late reply

      Some days are better than others in terms of sensation to urinate I'm now 10 weeks or post surgery. Some days I can go about 8 times and some days are worse on the whole I feel better than say 6 weeks ago. I can't remember size of prostate but it wrapped itself tight around the Urethra making it difficult to start to urinate and a weak stream I could feel the pressure it was putting on my bladder which was worrying because I didn't want to ruin my bladder wall with too much excess thickening. It would just be nice to know how long before things are at acceptable point where you can take your mind of from wanting to urinate for long periods.

      I've seen my Urologist last week and he if no better in 2 months or gets worse then earlier he will look at my bladder wall again and also check for strictures on bladder neck or in the Urethra but he thinks there isn't because of my flow rate now is over I think is over 10ml per second

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