TURP Surgery

May 1, 2018 - 14:19

I don’t have cancer, I hope, so forgive me for intruding on your support group. I had TURP surgery (removal of some prostate tissue) six days ago, because of an enlarged prostate which was causing me weak urine stream and frequency (every 20 mins)
Now after the surgery, I still have frequency, even worse at times and weak stream though hard to tell, as I am holding back going full force due to the burning pain when I urinate. My Consultant seems rather dismissive of my concerns telling me that things will settle down within a few days to a few weeks and that sometimes the surgery just does not work.
I am seriously anxious and I suppose am just looking for a little reassurance that what I am going through after the surgery is fairly normal and usually does resolve itself in time. So if anyone who has gone through this procedure can give me advice, it would be great

Declan

May 8, 2018 - 12:55

Hi Declan,
Thank you for your online enquiry, I am sorry to hear you are in distress and concerned about your symptoms. After a TURP it is common for gentleman to have urinary symptoms, sometimes these symptoms usually resolve within a few days but sometimes they can last a little longer in some individuals. A TURP can irritate the urethra and in some cases can cause a urinary tract infection. A urine sample with your GP can indicate whether you have a urinary tract infection.

In some cases the TURP is not completely effective and patients need to have repeat surgeries, your consultant can discuss this with your further. If you would like to talk to a nurse about this further, please contact us on our Nurseline on 1800 200 700
I hope this helps,
Kindest Regards.

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