I had my catheter in for five weeks. Was placed on an antibiotic at the end of week two to avoid infections.....I'd suggest that you call your DOC as soon as possible.
I had a mild discomfort when urinating for many weeks after the cath was removed.
Hi Codger. I had burning for weeks followong prostatectomy, also awful discomfort and leaking around the catheter. After the cathater was removed at 2 weeks, I had a urine test which confirmed a had a bug called citrobacter, which required 6 weeks of antibiotics to clear up. This bug at its worst caused skin removal from the penis. But even after the bug was gone, for many months I found myself burning from the urine much of the time. The only cure I found was to drink more water which diluted the urine. This worsened my pad usage, but was the better of the two evils. So try drinking more water.
Thanks for the responses! I've been drinking almost nothing except water--and have upped my water intake quite a bit--but can't see that it makes much difference. Then again, drinking more water helps the economy by keeping the pad makers in business, so it's not all bad, right?!
.....myself, not really stinging after cath removal, but, it just wasn't or didn't feel like I'd imagined. I had read on here how it would flow like a sixteen year old!! It didn't hurt but was real uncomfortable upon urination.......things are still healing even at four weeks. At probably five, six weeks........no problem, it flows like I was sixteen again!! Every morning I impress the **** out of myself!! whahoooo...
April '08 PSA 4.8 ("free PSA" 7.9), up from 3.5 year prior
June '08 had biopsy, 2 days later told results positive but in less than 1% of sample
Developed sepsis 2 days post-biopsy, seriously ill in hospital for 3 days
Dr. recommended robotic removal using da Vinci
Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL
Dr. Robert Nadler, Urologist/Surgeon
Post-op Gleason's: 3+3, Tertiary 4
Bladder & Urethral: Free
Seminal vesicles: Not involved
Lymphatic/Vascular Invasion: Not involved
Tumor: T2c; Location: Bilateral; Volume: 20%
Catheter: Removed 12-days after surgery