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TURBT Recovery Experience

2 years 4 months ago #51625 by purrrkat
Keflex makes you feel poopy? I've never experienced that; but I've never taken it under these conditions. But so far it's been the most effective for battling my lifelong tendency to get UTIs.

I'm a bit of a UTI connoisseur; a snob, if you will :-).

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2 years 4 months ago - 2 years 4 months ago #51624 by Alan
Ah! Keflex is a strong and different antibiotic than Cipro (get Cipro too) that I get after my yearly scopes as it seems to stir up nasties (bugs). That could explain your symtoms.

DX 5/6/2008 TAG3 papillary tumor .5 CM in size. 2 TURBS followed by 6 instillations of BCG weekly with a second round of 6 after a 6 week wait.

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2 years 4 months ago #51623 by purrrkat
Thank you Alan.

Actually I misspoke. I assumed no infection because the clinic hadn't called me. But I called them and they say the culture has grown something, they just don't know what yet. I'm on Keflex since Sunday and was on Cipro before that so this seems impossible, but there you are. :-(.

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2 years 4 months ago - 2 years 4 months ago #51622 by Alan
Sorry you are having pain. Everyone reacts different from what I have read. For me, I was simply sore for a few days which is normal and that was about it. Call it "discomfort". Plus, looks like there is no UTI, so that is good! Same "discomfort" with my BCG treatments. Looks like you are in the clear so enjoy the rest of your which is what all of us doing!

DX 5/6/2008 TAG3 papillary tumor .5 CM in size. 2 TURBS followed by 6 instillations of BCG weekly with a second round of 6 after a 6 week wait.

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2 years 4 months ago #51621 by purrrkat
Hello,

I had a TURBT a week ago (7/20/16) to remove a small (< 1cm) papillary growth from my bladder. Prior to the procedure, the doctor told me that my case was pretty simple and that I should be fine to return to work the following Monday (7/25). Aside from suspecting I had an infection over the weekend (a suspicion that was disproven by a negative culture and the fact that I'm on powerful antibiotics), my discomfort has been minimal.

Until yesterday, after work.

I'm a technical writer and my job primarily consists of sitting in a upright position in front of a computer screen. Yesterday evening I was in so much....it's not quite pain...a very deep, dull ache in the general bladder/urethral region that is so intense it's exhausting. Not to be crude, but it feels like I've been violated by an animal about 50 times my size!

Yeah, that was crude, but it's accurate :-).

I'm also feeling generally unwell, somewhat flu-like but without a high fever. Perhaps this is how my body responds to injury. I believe I had a similar reaction a week or so after my c-section 13 years ago.

I've got a call in to my uro's office to find out if this is par for at least MY course. The growth ended up being a cystic growth "consistent with cystitis cystica", which is an inflammatory disease of the bladder. So maybe I'm more sensitive to the procedure than those without such a condition.

I'm interested to hear how others recovered from their TURBTs and how soon you returned to work/normal activities afterward. I feel like such a whiny wimp when I read how some of you are in the double-digits with times you've had this procedure and this is just my first, and for a very small growth at that, so there shouldn't have been much scraping.

Thanks for listening.

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