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TURP Operation, Still Suffering

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I had a TURP operation at Bangkok Hospital a week last Wednesday.

 

The surgeon was Dr. Wittawatt who is well thought of by some on this forum.

 

The problem is that 10 days now after the operation I am still in considerable pain when

I try and urinate. At first after the catheter was removed I had a good flow although painful, but now it's agony

and only a small stream comes out, but it keeps on coming out involuntarily. I also have a pain in the rectum whilst trying to pee.

I am not drinking as much water as I should i know because I know exactly what I am in for

afterwards. My penis also feels tender and it dribbles a lot. I just wear underpants in the house as it's not worth

wearing shorts as I constantly wet them, so I put a towel underneath me.

 

I had a follow up today and the doctor cannot understand why I am in this state 10 days later, normally things

settle down after 3 or 4.  I have still got a slight urine infection which I have been taking medication for from

day 1, and my biopsy came back negative so I know it's not cancer.

 

I am due to fly to the UK three weeks tomorrow but am now very worried that I will not be fit to travel.

I am taking painkillers every six hours to control the pain.

 

Getting up in the night to pee is the worst because the pain is so bad it fully wakes me up and I cannot then get back to sleep

much after 2am

 

I have decided after speaking to a friend who had a similar operation that I will once more up my water intake to 2 litres a day

and accept the consequences.

 

I am asking any of you guys out there is you have had any bad experiences with this procedure?, or just what your

experience of it was?

 

Thanks for reading.

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Thank you for your very helpful response Xylophone, you have given me some hope that I may improve.

 

Luckily for me I can still pee though it hurts like H*ll, so I may get away without another catheter.

 

One thing I did not mention is that for me healing of any wound /operation takes longer as I have type 2 diebetis. But even sitting on my office chair is painful on my sternum, so I will now get back to the sofa

 

Thanks a lot for your words, they have given me some hope when I could not see a light at the end of the tunnel.

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26 minutes ago, ThaiPauly said:

Thank you for your very helpful response Xylophone, you have given me some hope that I may improve.

 

Luckily for me I can still pee though it hurts like H*ll, so I may get away without another catheter.

 

One thing I did not mention is that for me healing of any wound /operation takes longer as I have type 2 diebetis. But even sitting on my office chair is painful on my sternum, so I will now get back to the sofa

 

Thanks a lot for your words, they have given me some hope when I could not see a light at the end of the tunnel.

Your urine infection is not going to help TP.........if you still have it, has the Dr cultured it to find out what the bacteria is??

 

May have to change antibiotics if it is still there??

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no, he just said i had a urine infection based on a urine sample.

 

he changed the original anti-biotics on Monday after i called him to tell him they were making me physically sick

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3 minutes ago, ThaiPauly said:

no, he just said i had a urine infection based on a urine sample.

 

he changed the original anti-biotics on Monday after i called him to tell him they were making me physically sick

Hmmm........what were you on and what are you on now??

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You should not have these problems with a TURP. You need to push the surgeon harder, although here there is always the issue of face.

Unfortunately, in Thailand there is a bigger risk of botched surgery.

What kind of painkiller is prescribed? I would suggest oxycontin until you get back to the UK.

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2 hours ago, ThaiPauly said:

am due to fly to the UK three weeks tomorrow but am now very worried that I will not be fit to travel.

I am taking painkillers every six hours to control the pain.

Adult diapers or have a catheter fitted.

Local government hospital will fit a catheter and bag for around 300bht.

Not great, but at least you'll be able to move around and fly.

I bought myself some fisherman's pants when I had to wear a catheter, really good for hiding the bag.

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I am on Meiact anti-biotics now 400mg a day. The ones that made me puke were Cravit 750mg 1 a day

 

I am on tramol painkillers Lacessit. Can you get oxycontin from the pharmacy? Why do you recommend it?

They prescribed me Ultracet which is more or less the same as Tramol,,,but my wife can buy it for a fraction of the cost the hospital charge in Airport Plaza

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9 minutes ago, BritManToo said:

Adult diapers or have a catheter fitted.

Local government hospital will fit a catheter and bag for around 300bht.

Not great, but at least you'll be able to move around and fly.

I bought myself some fisherman's pants when I had to wear a catheter, really good for hiding the bag.

I would not be so worried about the diapers or the catheter BritMan...it's the pain that will stop me. Plus I am going alone and don't know how I would lug a case around an airport in my present condition

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7 minutes ago, BritManToo said:

Contact the airline and get them to take you around in a wheelchair, they will deal with the baggage.

As I am flying through the middle east I would have to be careful of what painkillers I was taking wouldn't I?

 

Maybe a doctors letter would do the trip.

 

But if I am deemed unfit to fly do airlines normally give you a refund or postpone until one is fit enough to fly? Never had to do it before, but I will give it one more week before I really consider it. My Dad would be mortified if I don't make it

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13 minutes ago, ThaiPauly said:

I am on Meiact anti-biotics now 400mg a day. The ones that made me puke were Cravit 750mg 1 a day

 

I am on tramol painkillers Lacessit. Can you get oxycontin from the pharmacy? Why do you recommend it?

They prescribed me Ultracet which is more or less the same as Tramol,,,but my wife can buy it for a fraction of the cost the hospital charge in Airport Plaza

You would need`a hospital prescription. Not available from pharmacies direct.

I recommend it because injected morphine does nothing for me, whereas oxycontin is extremely effective. Everyone's physiology is different, so it is a matter of finding the most effective pharmaceutical for your circumstances.

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24 minutes ago, Lacessit said:

You should not have these problems with a TURP. You need to push the surgeon harder, although here there is always the issue of face.

Unfortunately, in Thailand there is a bigger risk of botched surgery.

What kind of painkiller is prescribed? I would suggest oxycontin until you get back to the UK.

Generally, I agree with your post, and there may be something amiss as regards the operation, as I did infer when I mentioned the bladder neck, however I had my TURP done privately in one of the best hospitals in Australia, the Epworth Hospital in Melbourne, done by one of the top urologists and I still had some problems for a while afterwards.

 

Having said that, I have experienced the "saving face" aspect of a doctor here and because he just kept prescribing different antibiotics for my UTI, despite me asking him to culture one of the samples, I ended up in a serious condition and having to have intravenous injections for 14 to 16 days on trips to the hospital, this with a very rare antibiotic.

 

And it cost me a lot of money.

 

I just hope ThaiPauly recovers fully in time for his trip.
 

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Over ten years now since I last had a TURP procedure. I wore a bag and catheter for about a week before it was removed.

Just an enlarged Prostate Gland now which causes too many visits to toilet if I drink of an evening.

 

john

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