Urolift - constant pain - now 7 months after

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Has anyone else experienced this? I don't mean pain urinating, I mean a constant pain that feels like a mix of pricking/bruising/soreness in the pelvic floor region. For me its definitely to the right side and feels like its just above/behind the testicle. The pain was there right after urolift and was really searing for the first day but reduced to a tolerable level quite quickly but hasn't really improved since. Its there all the time and I have to be careful how I sit and shuffle around at night to try and minimise it so I can sleep.

I don't know if it is still post op trauma or one or more of the clips causing it. Where do the other ends of the clips end up? Presumably they are quite sharp and I wonder if they are causing this problem. Also at times I have had pink semen so I must be bleeding a little.

I saw a Uro nurse 3 months post op and he dismissed it as post op pain. I have another appointment with the same guy at the end of May. Just wondering how to get this resolved. Can they do a scan and see where the clip ends are and if they are chaffing?

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    Hi Andrew, sorry to hear about this. i had no pain a week and a half later. 3 mos is way too long for this doctor to tell you about post op trauma (for urolift) Maybe pain from more invasive treatments like TURP or laser stuff can last 3 mos, but you need a plan and an explanation from that doctor and should get a plan from a second and/or third doctor who has done more successful urolifts than the first one. before having mine done, i switched from a urologist who said he's done 10 urolifts to one who said he did 40. Hoping you get a better answer soon.

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    Hi Andrew

    I had trouble for some months after my (first) Urolift. My consultant said it might be prostatitis and gave me 6 weeks of anitibiotics. They didn't help much, and eventually i paid for the surgeon to have a look see. He took out one of the clips which he said might have been aggravating me (and put in two new ones). Since then things improved.

    So you should definitely keep complaining and try to get him to do a cystoscopy to see what is going on.

    Best of Luck


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