Frequent Urination After Pvp Laser Surgery

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Frequent Urination After Pvp Laser Surgery

I HAD GREENLIGHT LASER SURGERY NEARLY 9 WEEKS AGO AND MY RATE OF URINATION IS STILL HIGH ANY TIME I HAVE EVEN A SMALL AMOUNT OF WATER. SOMETIMES I NEED TO URINATE 4 OR 5 TIMES WITHIN 45 MINUTES. IM AVERAGING ABOUT TWICE AN HOUR DURING THE DAY. DURING THE EVENING WHEN IM SLEEPING, AND NOT DRINKING WATER, I NEED ONLY GET UP ONCE, USUALLY. BUT EVEN AT A REDUCED RATE OF DRINKING WATER - NO MORE THAN 3 GLASSES A DAY, I STILL URINATE THIS FREQUENTLY. FREQUENCY WAS NOT MUCH OF A PROBLEM FOR ME BEFORE THE OPERATION. ALONG WITH THE FREQUENCY HAS COME HESITATION; SOMETIMES I MUST WAIT 15-20 SECONDS BEFORE THE FLOW BEGINS. MY FLOW IS GENERALLY GOOD, BUT WHATS CAUSING THE HIGH FREQUENCY? MY DOCTOR SAYS ITS JUST PART OF THE HEALING, AND IT WILL IMPROVE MARKEDLY. BUT IT HAS ALREADY BEEN NEARLY 9 WEEKS. IS THIS NORMAL? I DID HAVE SOME BLEEDING AND BLOOD CLOTS A WEEK AGO, SO I PRESUME SOME HEALING IS STILL GOING ON. IS IT POSSIBLE THERES SOMETHING IRRITATING THE BLADDER?

Answer

After laser surgery, many patients will experience similar symptoms, that an last many months. If the symptoms are very bothersome, you could discuss this with your Urologist and perhaps use an anticholinergic drug. These drugs should help diminish the frequency that you are experiencing.

Answered by Jay Motola, M.D.