Can't Urinate After TURP?

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   Posted 12/8/2009 5:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi all, after two TURP surgeries (about 5 days apart), my father still can't urinate much. The last TURP was approx. 2 weeks ago. Catheter came out a few days after, but he could only pee a small amount, and has had to go back to the ER a couple of times to have the catheter put back in (at which time as much as 1100 ml came out!). They also had trouble getting the catheter past the prostate each time.
It should also be noted that he had a catheter in for about 8 weeks prior to the TURPs...

So why is the prostate continuing to close?? He has Gleason 10 prostate cancer cells in prostate and seminal vesicles, but cat and bone scans reveal no other spread. He is on hormone therapy as of 2 weeks ago, and starts radiation in a month...


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   Posted 12/8/2009 6:50 PM (GMT -6)   
His PSA was 11 at time of TURP. 12 cores, all positive, all 10 Gleason..
Not sure about the far he has been working with urologists, who I believe are scheduling him for the radiation, so I assume that gets him in with an oncologist?
We are hopeful given the clear cat and bone scans, but at the same time realize Gleason 10 means aggressive...

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   Posted 12/8/2009 6:58 PM (GMT -6)   

With 12/12 cores all positive, with all Gleason 10, this is a very serious dx. I think he needs to immediatley need to seek a top notch radiation oncologist and if you have access, to a prostate oncologist. With those stats, most urologists or uro/surgeons would have passed in over to cancer and radiation experts.

Please keep us well posted, and if you can think about anything else involving his stats/case, please add them.

David in SC
Age: 57, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 7/08 12.3, 9/08 14.5, 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 - 7/7 Positive, 40-90% Cancer, Gleason 4+3
Open RP: 11/08, Rht nerves saved, 4 days in hospt, on catheters for 63 days, 5th one out 1/09
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos margin
Incontinence:  1 Month     ED:  Non issue at any point post surgery
Post Surgery  PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Latest: 7/9 met 2 rad. oncl, 7/9 cath #6 - blockage, 8/9 2nd corr surgery, 8/9 cath #7 out  38 days, 9/9 - met 3rd rad. oncl., mapped  9/9, 10/1 - 3rd corr. surgery - SP cath/hard dialation, 10/5 - began IMRT SRT - 39 sess/72 gys ,cath #8 33 days, Cath #9 in 35 days, 12/7/9 - Cath #10 in place

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