had my first turbt

6 years 6 months ago #48185 by fighterm
had my first turbt was created by fighterm
The procedure was very quick. I woke up after 30 min from when I went to sleep, my urine was clear, no blood. Today is the third day after the turb, urine has been clear all the time. Is it good or bad? Maybe they did not go deep enough? I have the catheter till Monday. When I move I have the urgency to pee sometimes, a very strong urgency, that feels painful. I guess, its normal. The pathology will be known on Feb 18.

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6 years 6 months ago #48187 by sara.anne
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Congrats on your first TURB!! No, there is nothing wrong with the way you are feeling or having no bleeding. I had no problems after either of my TURBs....no
catheter either. Just woke up, went home, and nervously waited for the results!

Will be thinking really good thoughts for your path report

Sara Anne

Diagnosis 2-08 Small papillary TCC; CIS
BCG; BCG maintenance
Vice-President, American Bladder Cancer Society
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6 years 6 months ago #48193 by Alan
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You have had a similar experience to mine. Two quick notes. I was warned that I would probably pass old blood in the form a clot from the area(s) biopsied after 10-14 days. I did, if I wasn't warned I would have freaked out. Also, a second TURB is often done to make sure good margins are found. You are on your way to beating this!

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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6 years 6 months ago #48196 by fighterm
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I was trying to cook a soup in the afternoon. It did not go well. Started having spasms in my bladder and some blood appeared. So my husband finished cooking and I spent the rest of the day in bed. When I am in bed iI feel no pain, no spasms and my urine is very normal. Should I be in bed until the cath is out?

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6 years 6 months ago #48201 by CatherineH
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I don't think you "need" to stay in bed until the cath is removed. Just let your body guide you. If you're tired, rest, and don't do anything that is physically taxing. The cath is a foreign object and your bladder doesn't like it. Plus the anesthesia can leave you feeling tired as well.

After my TuRBT, I went home with a catheter but went back the next morning and it was removed. I saw no blood at all afterward and that afternoon I was out doing errands. Everyone is different as to how they feel afterward.

After my partial cystectomy, I had a catheter for almost 4 weeks. That was a bit more challenging and inconvenient. I had pretty strong spasms for the first few days until my bladder relaxed and my brain quit telling it to contract on cue.

I'm glad your procedure went well otherwise. Hoping for a good report when you go back to the uro.

Best wishes... Catherine
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TURBT 1/21/10 at age 55
Dx: T2aN0M0 Primary Bladder Adenocarcinoma
Partial Cystectomy 2/25/10
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6 years 5 months ago #48238 by Cynthia
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Fighterm, I saw on another post that you were planning to ask for a reduced BCG treatment on another post. I am confused I thought you were still waiting for your pathology to come back to confirm bladder cancer and if so what stage and grade. Did I miss something if you are already planning you treatment path? Sorry if I am not keeping up.

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T2 g3 CIS 8/04
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