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I had a cystoscopy done last week by a new uro I'd consulted with. For over a year I've had lower abdominal pain that my previous uro had attributed to a non-cancerous inflammation on my bladder wall secondary to BPH. I'd also experienced a chronic burning sensation in the tip of my penis when urinating. Both of those symptoms in addition to typical BPH issues caused by obstruction of the flow.
So oddly, ever since I came out of the procedure last Wednesday both the lower abdominal pain and the pain while urinating have completely vanished. My flow opened up noticeably also, though it still takes 5+ seconds to start and I still have to go once an hour on average. . I'd had a couple of cystos in the prior 3 years by my prior uro leading up to a UroLift procedure and to biopsy the inflammation on my bladder wall with no such change in symptoms.
Obviously I'm elated but really confused why these changes occurred. The only things I can figure are that he may have dilated my urethra during the procedure ( I was still a little loopy when he talked with me afterwards and hadn't peed enough to notice any difference yet), which relieved symptoms from a possible stricture. As for the lower abdominal pain, I do remember that they gave me some Levaquin in recovery, just one dose, I think as a preventive measure against infection from the procedure. I have never been diagnosed with chronic prostatitis and suppose that could have been the source of the lower abdominal pain...but I've never heard of one dose of any antibiotic knocking out a persistent bacterial infection, eve one known for its ability to penetrate the prostate.
I'd be curious to hear any theories as to what caused the improvement of my symptoms.
BTW, he said I still need a TURP because of the size of all three lobes from what he saw during the cysto. He was unable to see any of the 5 UroLift implants I'd had placed about 3 years ago due to the tissue growth.
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