Urolift in May and yesterday peeing burned and still does

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Since my urolift in May I have been gradually feeling worse. During the second and third month I didn't have to strain ( for the first time in many years) to start a urine flow. When I had the urge to pee I wouldn't have to strain or wait 5 minutes before I could. Felt great. Not a strong stream but definitely better. My stream still isn't strong but recently it's taking a bit more time. I don't have to strain though.

Afterwards I rarely feel relieved and if I am in the car driving somewhere have to make several stops to pee.

Four days ago I had mild diarrhea. During going to the bathroom the area inside my urethra and my prostate started burning. That burning, although not as bad is uncomfortable now. I dropped off a urine sample today at the Surgeons lab to see if I have an infection of some type.

Three days ago I had my regular GP test my urine and he said it looked alright. I did notice on and off, but not always my urine was a bit cloudy. It wasn't today though. The surgeon told me he removed a stone of some type during the urolift operation but never told me it's location or what type it was or if it was causing any blockage. So lately I am considering the posibility thats the problem now. To my knowledge I have never had a stone before. I am a 72 year old male and have had a history of urinary problems from a young age.

At age 25 I had a blockage in the bladder neck and couldn't pee at all. They performed a TURP on me based on the description. It worked and lasted me until the age of 45. Things started to gradually get worse but tolerable until my 60's. I was also diagnosed with Pelvic Function Disorder and went through therapy and that did help. If the urolift was successful then why am I having these symptoms.

I'm pretty depressed. Sorry to make this such a long post.

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    Hi. Hope you are feeling better.

    Well I had a urolift after which I had some problems. Finally I paid to have the surgeon do a cystoscopy to see what was happening. He found a problem with the tags and changed some. I was better after that.

    I suggest you consider a cystoscopy to see what is going on

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      I went to see the urologist yesterday and long story short they told me some men see results in 2-3 months and others as long as 6 months and to give it some more time. I'll see what happens and if there is an improvement. Doesn't make sense to me I would think things would improve not feel worse. If things don't change I will ask for a cystoscopy. Thanks for your suggestion.

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    Sorry to hear about your situation and hope you get better.

    I had a Urolift in March and it has not worked but I feel much better after reading your post. My Urologist performed a cystocopy but said everything looked normal and suggested a Bipolar TURP. I now have another Urologist and trying different drugs since I have an over-active bladder.

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      Thank you, I hope you get better also. This is a terrible area to have pain. The suffering we go through goes on and on. My urethra needs a rest. This takes a toll on us mentally and physically. If this doesn't improve I'll need another cystoscopy to rule out another stone in my bladder anyway. Good luck to us both. My problem has always been retention.

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