Hi, new to the group. I had a TURBT on 7/17 where they removed 5 small tumors
approximately 2mm each. I received the results of the biopsy this week and the cancer is
low grade non invasive. My only problem is that after 3 weeks it still hurts when
I urinate. I had a small laceration on the urethra from the catheter that caused some
bleeding on the 7th day after the TURBT (4 days after the catheter was removed) but the bleeding was only on that one day. My URO prescribed some Chinese herbs, vitamin C, and B12 to help speed up the healing process but I've only been on that for 2 days. Is it normal to have painful urination 3 weeks after TURBT?
I'm an expat in Japan and had the TURBT in a Japanese hospital.
Welcome! 3 weeks post with painful urination while not normal for most you may be one that needs a little more time. 5 different areas being cut is a little more than the norm for most. Have you contacted back your provider or are you saying it is 2 days since they added some remedies? Also, there are some pain meds that might also help with the pain and get you over the hump.
The good news is you are DX with non invasive, low grade cancer so that is good news.
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.
I had painful urination for 6 weeks after Turbt. I think it really depends on your surgeon and how much they have to remove. 6 months later now though and all is back to normal. You will be too, in due time. Good luck!
What did your doc say, or did you ask relative to CBD & TSH. How did you take it? I too don’t tolerate NASIDS WELL. I am anxious to read about your experiences with it. Especially since I live in Colorado. I do work in a critIcal job for the VA so I can’ go to work with any effects.