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Old 04-20-2013, 01:01 PM   #1
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TURP surgery.

Hello All !!!
I am a 55 year old male, to under go TURP surgery in about 3 weeks.
I have seen 2 Urologist and they both agree the surgery is needed.
My primary Urologist said to self cath 3-4 times daily (urine retention 400 ml plus).I am using the Astra LoFric Primo caths.
I started this self-cathing 3 days ago and it is helping relieve the fullness feeling in my bladder,but I am experiencing bleeding and it is getting more difficult to insert the caths.Is it normal to have bleeding ???
Today I started using "Surgilube" ,but it is still difficult inseting the last 6"s of the cath.
I will be calling my Urologist about this on Monday,
Does anyone have some experience with this.

I sure could use some help !!!!


Thanks,
Antidenti.

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Old 04-24-2013, 07:06 AM   #2
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Re: TURP surgery.

You need to get the catheters with the coude tip. They have a slight bend in the tips which allows easier access through the prostate and into the bladder. I also use hydrophilic catheters which use water to activate a very slippery film on the catheter, avoiding the need for Surgilube or KY.

Good luck.

 
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Old 04-24-2013, 07:03 PM   #3
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Re: TURP surgery.

Thanks for the reply,
The caths I am using do have the coude tip & are hydrophilic.

I did hear back from my urologist today.His plan is to go to his office and insert a catheter, and leave it in place until surgery and to move-up my surgery date ASAP.
Today I was unable to void with out the use of a catheter.

 
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