Posted by: | 2018/10/19


Painful burning two months after TURP surgery

I had TURP surgery two months ago. I was getting better then one day I got painful burning just after peeing. Then immediately got painful urge to pee again. Pain while walking is a sharp shooting pain. All pain and burning is at the tip of my penis. I've had 5 pee tests that show a UTI however all cultures and fungus culture show no growth. My doctors have decided the pee strip test is giving a false positive. I've been given 3 different antibiotics and an anti-fungal. Just finishing up 21 day course of cerfuxamine 250mg twice a day. They have also tried 5 days of prednizone for inflamation, 20mg per day. The urologist claims the burning would only last two days after the catheter is removed and the prolonged burning is not from the surgery, but is being caused by my back. After having an xray L1 ,2 and 3 show "not normal" . She is now sending me to an ortho. I've had back issues for 20 years and have never had painful urination, so I'm dubious about this. It seems the Urologist may be pushing me off to another doctor for liability reasons. I asked an orhtopedic surgeon if my back would cause the issue and was told it would not. Some days the pain seems to go away but then comes back. It seems the pain is not quite as bad as it was 5 weeks ago but it's still bad enough that I haven't been able to go back to work. Very uncomfortable. My primary doctor feels this is just part of the recovery process from TURP, but admits this is not his area of expertise and sent me back to the urologist. The urologist quickly dismissed the idea that the painful urination has anything to do with the surgery. Please, help me out here. I'm going nuts!!!!!

Expert's Reply


Incontinence Expert
- 2018/10/23

Dear I

Difficult for me to say for sure why the burning sensation is persisting.
However, it will most likely improve on it's own. Post TURP, the burning can persist for 6-8 weeks. If it persists beyond 3 months, I would suggest a diagnostic cystoscopy.
Kind regards

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