Edited , 7 users are following.
I am a 75 year old man with BPH. i am a diabetic and have had urinary retention several times and needed to go to the ER to a cathether put in to get relief. My urologist recommends the urolift procedure. I am scheduled for it this thursday. However when they tested my urine 4 days ago the test came back positive for E. Coli UTI infection. My dr. put me on a 10 day prescription of antibiotics. And told me he will still have me do the urolift procedure as scheduled even though I have an infection. I am concerned because I've read on the urolift website that having a UTI is a contraindication. And should not be sone until the infection is cleared up. My question is, is this something doctors still proceed to do whole on the antibiotic? Has anyone had this urolift procedure done while having a UTI? What are the increased risk, if any? I'm waiting to hear back feom my dr in the mean time to ask him this question. If anyone has any experience with this I'd appreciate your review.
0 likes, 6 replies