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Q: What is expected for the recovery time for a PVP Green light surgery?

What is expected for the recovery time for a PVP Green light surgery. I had my surgery about 10 weeks ago. The first two weeks after the surgery were great, but then it went down hill fast! I do seem to be getting better, but still have some sense of burning in the prostate that radiates out towards the tip of the penis. No infection, have had several tests. Just have been told slow recovery? Was just wondering if any one else had experience similar recovery and their final outcome? I kinda feel all alone on this without much support. Feel like I am now just bothering the doctor each time I complain of pain. Usual answer is could be, should be, might be and will be? Just looking for someone else that might have ideas, answers, suggestions or final result stories after long recoveries? Thanks!!

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Jay Motola, Health Pro
4/23/10 5:40pm

Some patients do experience a delayed healing and persistent symptoms after laser prostatectomy.  I have had a lot of success with anti-inflammatories such as Motrin, Advil for the burning sensation.  Be patient as in all likelihood, this will resolve spontaneously.

 

 

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Hank, Community Member
11/17/11 6:26am

Had PVP @ 9AM on 15 Nov 2012. I awoke 2 hours later without even realizing I had a catheter - absolutely NO physical discomfort! It was removed after lunch at 12:30, and I was able to urinate immediately with a sharp burning sensation that made me wince and try to slow the stream rate. This burning sensation was gone by next morning. By 3PM same day of PVP I was out as a tourist had my PVP interstate - in Australia, PVP is done only in 2 locations), taking photos, and window shopping, in tropical heat. Absolutely NO discomfort, or panicky urgency to urinate.

 

Bleeding stopped by end of second day. Third day saw brownish red tinge (blood) at end of urination. The only pain killers I took were 3 Panadols post surgery, on the 1st day. Again, I repeat, I have absolutely NO discomfort while urinating, or after urinating since the morning after surgery. It is early days but this is UNBELIEVABLE.

 

I suspect the key to having a successful PVP is to find an experienced surgeon who has the latest 3rd generation laser equipment.

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Hank, Community Member
11/17/11 6:28am

Had PVP @ 9AM on 15 Nov 2011. I awoke 2 hours later without even realizing I had a catheter - absolutely NO physical discomfort! It was removed after lunch at 12:30, and I was able to urinate immediately with a sharp burning sensation that made me wince and try to slow the stream rate. This burning sensation was gone by next morning. By 3PM same day of PVP I was out as a tourist had my PVP interstate - in Australia, PVP is done only in 2 locations), taking photos, and window shopping, in tropical heat. Absolutely NO discomfort, or panicky urgency to urinate.

 

Bleeding stopped by end of second day. Third day saw brownish red tinge (blood) at end of urination. The only pain killers I took were 3 Panadols post surgery, on the 1st day. Again, I repeat, I have absolutely NO discomfort while urinating, or after urinating since the morning after surgery. It is early days but this is UNBELIEVABLE.

 

I suspect the key to having a successful PVP is to find an experienced surgeon who has the latest 3rd generation laser equipment.

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By Will, Community Member— Last Modified: 04/16/14, First Published: 04/06/10