worried about the TURP results

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During a CT Scan my prime care doctor referred me to a urologist to see about the size of my prostate, The urologist took pictures of it and told me that TURP was the solution to a better life and quality of life, the explanation also included the simplicity and the recuperation time. I agreed and had the operation done 4 days ago, I was released to go home within 3 hours afterwards and had the catheter overnight at my home, the following morning the catheter was removed and small flow of urine and some leaking happened during the first 2 days. I went back and was given a bunch of catheters to use at home and the directions were one in the morning and one at night.

On the 3rd day I noticed that the leaking and the release of urine has stopped and was feeling some spasms that stopped after I emptied the bladder. On the 4th day I took a prescription pill named Hydroxyzine that my prime care prescribed for depression and without knowing that the hydroxyzine side effects is to slow down the urine release. Now I hope that by tomorrow the side effects of the pill may allow me to continue my quest to have a normal urine release.

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    Alfonzo,

    I am surprised that you only had the Foley catheter in for 1 day. I had mine in for three days after m TURP and fortunately I was able to urinate on my own. No issues since. As each day progresses you should have a better urine flow. Fortunately, you are able to self cath to help you through this period. You should be over the toughest part of this procedure.

    Tom

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      for the first 2 days I thought that the deal would be over in no time. the urine flow was small along with some leaking. on the 4th day it stopped all together. thank god they gave some catheters to release the spasms as I use 4 today. tomorrow I'm going back and see if they can provide some medicine to improve the situation.

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    i had a catheter in place for 20 months finaly had my procedure 2 months ago blood in my urine and going to toilet several times a day flow good been unable to work due to nature of my job on meds for various reasons hopefully returning to work soon

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    Best Turp report I have seen on this forum in many years. You have good doctors. No need to do anything further.

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      Best Turp report I have seen on this forum in many years.

      You obviously didn't see my post on my February TURP. I stayed overnight in the hospital with continuous bladder irrigation but went home the next day without a catheter. Other than a few days of urgency/frequency, which is totally normal, I had no issues and no post-op pain. Resumed all normal activity in 3 weeks and pretty much all my BPH symptoms have been relieved. Best thing I ever did to relieve my BPH. I just wish I'd listened to my uro and done it sooner.

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      the main reason I did the operation was my age.i would be 76 in January and before long the operation would be dangerous. If i can get few years out this deal it would be beneficial to me.

      some people have negative feelings about the operation and is understandable as humans have different capacity to endure pain.

      today the nurse explain me that the infection is abnormal and the antibiotics will fix it.

      I have friends that had the prostate removed and they are doing real good.

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