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  • Anyone Had TURP?
  • Premier Icon Sandwich
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    Last weeks meeting with the urology consultant showed up that the drugs are no longer working and I need a rebore.

    Has anyone had it done and willing to share their experience of it? I’ve around a year to get ready as that’s the average wait from going onto the list.

    (TURP – Transurethral Resection of the Prostate).

    Premier Icon tjagain
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    Its a common operation but with a lot of potential side effects. If you have the money to pay then in Germany you get much more modern surgical options with less ill effects. My brother in law had his done there as they have state of the art robotic surgery

    Having said that it does work and can be life saving

    Premier Icon matt_outandabout
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    My dad had it this autumn. He is 74. We went walking at the beach three days later as he pretty much bounced back. Minimal discomfort, seemed to stop bleeding in 36hrs.
    First pee was somewhat
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    Premier Icon ratherbeintobago
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    My brother in law had his done there as they have state of the art robotic surgery

    Is that not a total prostatectomy? Never heard of a robot assisted TURP.

    Premier Icon alpin
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    Well this has put me right off my glass of red and salami…..

    Premier Icon tdog
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    Bore! Sounds like he’s opening up his carbed motorcycle engine to give it more free flowing power

    Premier Icon Sandwich
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    mattoutandabout has it, being able to pee properly is going to be a relief (!) Dad had a similar operation in 2000 his has had a bit of bleeding in the last couple of years but generally it’s been no bother.

    Premier Icon matt_outandabout
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    It is an operation, with all the potential side effects that go with it.

    Dad is more than happy after years of discomfort and the operation put back and back due to him having haemachromatosis / very high blood pressure / on warfarin…

    Premier Icon Sandwich
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    I’m young (at 57!) compared to the normal age range for this op. No other drugs to worry about just the 12 months wait to get to the top of the list. (I’ll be able to stop the Tamsulosin once it’s done). I suspect I’m on the Finasteride until I die due to my somewhat enlarged prostate (6 times larger than usual at the last count).

    Premier Icon epicyclo
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    I believe that injecting steam into the prostate is a procedure that relieves the pressure – apparently kills off some cells and reduces prostate size.

    Sounds like fun – I wonder if the surgeon wears Steam Punk goggles etc… 🙂

    Premier Icon hols2
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    they have state of the art robotic surgery

    Premier Icon Sandwich
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    Steam op not cleared at our trust yet. I’m hopeful that the delay may mean I can benefit from this as it’s a little less stressful.

    Premier Icon bigjim
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    my old man waited many many months for the procedure only for them to then decide the day before it was too big for the nhs to deal with (nobody had checked the scans) and had to be lasered and he would have to go private after all. you’re relatively young but that’s a long time to lose so I would certainly be making sure that wouldn’t end up happening to you!

    Premier Icon rOcKeTdOg
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    The laser version makes the chippings look like cooked turkey mince when they are fixed in formalin before testing.

    The TURP ones look like the grey-brown mince colour

    HTH, will be up to my neck in specimen pots of the things from tomorrow

    Premier Icon footflaps
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    My father has had it, as has a colleague at work, both recovered fine with no ill effects. Seems quite a common operation.

    Premier Icon tdog
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    Youchy!

    All best to those who having this procedure

    Sounds like old age will have it’s perks of chatting up the nurses

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