Hello everyone. I am new here. I just had a tumor removed on 4/23. He said he got it all, so I am hopeful. My question is how long does it take to heal completely. I still have this burning when I urinate (it seems to burn or hurt more when I'm done urinating). Also just constantly feel the urge to go to the bathroom all the time.
I am also so convinced that i am full of cancer. Does everyone get like this. My 5 week check up is next Friday.
dpoe...male or female?
At any rate no you should not be in this much discomfort after a TURB. Did your uro give you Mitomycin after the removal of the tumor..do you know?
Sounds like you may have a bit of an infection. I would not wait until 5 more weeks. I would call the uro and tell him what is going on.
Do you have your pathology report..you should certainly by now and what did it say? All you have to do is call the hospital and sign it out if you're in the US.
I don't know if you received my last post or not. I haven't received the results yet. I have my 5 week check up this coming Friday. I am so nervous about this.
The treatment that you asked me if I had after the surgery that began with an "M". I'm not sure. I didn't get any cathiter or anything. He said he got it all and that I had to come in five weeks and every 3 months after that. He said after he gets the results I may have to have some type of treatments, but at that point I needed none.
I went to the emergency room about 7 days ago because I had some more blood when I went to the bathroom which scared me to death, since this was the first sign I had of all of this. They did a urine test there and said there was some blood but no infections. They said that that should be normal after I just had that done. I've never had the bleading again only this pressure and burning. The burning isn't unbearable at this time, but just more annoying and a reminder that I have this cancer.
You did have the procedure done in a hospital with anesthesia correct? I hope.
It usually takes about 5 days to get pathology back. Its imperative that he got part of the muscle to be properly staged. If you got your catheter out immediately after the procedure that means your urine was clear. Many insist on leaving it in a couple of days......though mine didn't and took it out right away when i woke up.
Burning after this period of time would suggest an infection and there is something for that along with antibiotics. Make sure you tell him how long its been going on.
Where are you located?
I am also new to bladder cancer. I have had two surgeries for tumor removal. I had blood and burning off and on and still do. I will receive my second in six BCG treatments tomorrow. When I had my first cysto after 3 months my doctor found more cancer and this time it is CIS. Like you I worry about cancer being in other places. I guess this is normal, however we need to be positive to fight this. I can not help but think about this cancer inside of me all the time. From what I am reading this will be along journey and a constant watch to make sure it dosen't come back. First we have to get rid of IT.