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TURP or "Transurethral Resection of the Prostate"

hey guys - is there anybody out there that has had this procedure?? I have a Urologist that says he will give me one of these (he says ream out the prostate) if I can't pee without a catheter in about a year. Is this good or not. thanks - Rick

Re: TURP or "Transurethral Resection of the Prostate"

Hi Rick and welcome,
Basically for me, the choice was either catherise myself every day or have the TURP. I chose to have the TURP. In hindsight it was the right decision for me. Do feel free to ask any questions that may be on your mind?

best wishes

Re: TURP or "Transurethral Resection of the Prostate"

Thank you for your reply John. Sorry I have taken so long to reply - I have had much on my mind of late and found myself preoccupied with "bladder spasms". Had 6 yesterday. brutal buggars those. Anyway, how long ago did you have the TURP (as they? say sometimes these don't last forever and one may have to be re-reamed. Was it hard to recover just after you had the TURP? Also some say this can be a bloody mess in the urethra. I dont' know. if you want to comment - thanks - Rick

Re: TURP or "Transurethral Resection of the Prostate"

There is a drug to reduce/eliminate bladder spasms. I was prescribed it but never used it after my prostatectomy.