After a laser prostatectomy it is common for patients to develop urinary urgency, and urge incontinence. It does not always mean that this is an infection, however, it is important to exclude that as a cause of the problem. It is also important to determine if your dad is in retention again. Patient who have retention pre-treatment are more likely to experience it post treatment.
The symptoms can be part of the normal healing process, and if this is the case, then their are various medications that can be used to treat the symptoms while healing. If the symptoms persist, cystoscopy may be required as it may represent non-helaing tissue within the prostate.
Thank you very much for your response. However there is more to this. In the past few weeks, there was confirmed presence of an infection - both Klebseilla Pneumonia ( 2000 count ) and subsequently E.Coli presence of 500 count. My dad has been on anti-biotics - Niftran 100. he started responding well to Niftran initially. flow had regularized. However in the nights he was always urinating once every hour and a half. his sugar level was a bit awry and that has been rectified as well. However there has been an alarming development. For the past one week he has been having difficulty with his bowel movement and feels an obstruction. Further he has been going to the bathroom once every 40 minutes as he is consumed by an urge to defaecate but cannot. This impairs his urine flow as well. And he is showing urinary incontinence. You can imagine how sleep deprived my father is. It is heart rending to see him this way. The urologist thinks it is the Niftran 100 effect and has prescribed Clonotril .5mg ( some sort of an anxiety reducer).
My father is in India and I am in India with him from the US. And I have a few questions:
1. Does the greenlight laser process affect the GI tract in any way?
2. is the bowel problem induced by the antibiotic or is it an independent issue?
3. Can a GI issue further compound the urinary flow issue?