Time for bladder to heal after TURBT.

6 years 9 months ago #49304 by OldEngineer
Replied by OldEngineer on topic Time for bladder to heal after TURBT.
Concur with Sara Anne and then some. Has been three weeks since my TURBT and still have considerable discomfort starting urination (up to 30 seconds of bladder pain - and have to "push" to get the stream started, once it starts it flows well so I know there is no blockage per se), less so during urination. Urologist told me most likely it is cystitis induced by the use of mitomycin-C which was put into the bladder after the TURBT to kill any residual cancer cells. Regardless, I know that it is not pleasant going through the pain every time you urinate. Hopefully your condition has resolved by now (let us know if it has - that would be a good sign!). I have searched for meds to help reduce the pain but other than pyridium (which is not usable consistently - can damage the liver) not much to find. Over the counter analgesics do not help. Tried marshmallow root tea as homeopathic, appears to help some people but did not help me. I have another TURBT in two weeks so I am sure things will get worse before they get better lol...

T1 high grade transcell diagnosed 8/14/2015
TURBT 8/21/2015, removed tumor (17mmX14mmX11mm)
Repeat TURBT performed 9/25/2015
Pathology Report: no residual cancer detected
BCG planned starting in October

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6 years 10 months ago #49082 by sara.anne
Replied by sara.anne on topic Time for bladder to heal after TURBT.
It sometimes takes several weeks to completely recover from a TURB...You need to contact your urologist ASAP and explain your symptoms. Don't wait until September. There are meds that you can be given to help the pain and healing.

Sara Anne

Diagnosis 2-08 Small papillary TCC; CIS
BCG; BCG maintenance
Vice-President, American Bladder Cancer Society
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6 years 10 months ago #49070 by smhasan338
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I had my last TURBT on May 18 after over a year of BCG treatments. Now its beginning of August 2015 and I still have pain during urination only in the urethra. Is this normal? Urination frequency is hourly and sometimes even less. I also get a lot of discomfort in and around the bladder when I need to defecate. Any body else with such symptoms? Will have my next cysto in September.

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