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I had my first follow-up today, 3 weeks after my TURP. I was a bit apprehensive as I was phoned by the hospital and asked to come in as soon as I could. Obviously I imagined the worse but everything is OK, all benign.
I did have two problems after the TURP. The first was that my penis was traumatised by the irrigation catheter. What happened was that my foreskin was retracted for the op and it swelled up. Just like putting a rubber band around my penis and clamping me to the catheter! The removal of the catheter was prolonged and painful. It probably only took five seconds instead of two but it seemed like an eternity. It took two weeks before I was comfortable holding it to have a pee. The second problem was that I had a UTI a week after surgery. That's been dealt with and I'm quite happy.
So far so good. My average flow rate has doubled compared to before the TURP and signs are that my bladder is emptying fully.
I will be followed up in another nine weeks when I will have a proper flow test and bladder scan.
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