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    Hello everyone, after my lengthy introduction I have a question about recovery.
    I had my 2nd TURBT 7 weeks ago and the surgeon told he went through all the layers so it took some time to recover. Can anyone tell me if after this length of time that it’s not unusual to still be having similar symptoms which were experienced when a tumour was present.
    I am having some very familiar symptoms which I experienced before my diagnosis late last year.
    I’ve had CT scan full pathology analysis all were good but am having fever, fatigue and some discomfort again when using the facilities.
    Hoping someone can tell me it’s normal, I feel awkward going to my doctor about things that might be totally normal or are a product of my mind more than my body.


    Jack Moon

    Hi Michael

    Sorry to hear you are still having discomfort after the 2nd Turbt. You should have your family doc check for a bladder infection which is quite common after a Turbt. The symptoms of a bladder infection is what you have described above.
    All the best,


    Hi Michael:

    Welcome to Bladder Cancer Canada but sorry that you have need of us. I second what Jack says. It sounds like you may have a bladder infection. Fever is usually an indicator of infection. A simple office test will confirm it. If it is positive for infection you will need antibiotics to get rid of it. As Jack mentioned infections are common after TURBTs and sometimes after cystoscopy exams. If you have any concerns at all you should be in touch with your doctor. It is better to be safe than sorry and no, they won’t be upset for you asking questions. You are new to this game and it is a steep learning curve.

    Most people heal within 4-6 weeks of having a TURBT but as you said you may be taking longer due to the extensiveness of the surgery. When the tumours are removed it leaves a gaping wound on the bladder wall that needs time to heal over. The deeper the wound, the longer the healing time.

    Just as a suggestion; lay off caffeine i.e. coffee, tea, cola and energy drinks for a bit if you are drinking anything with caffeine in it. Some of us have found that caffeine irritates the bladder post surgery or treatments. Keep drinking lots of water, cranberry juice. Peppermint and chamomile teas are bladder friendly.

    Also, don’t try to do too much too soon i.e. gym workouts, heavy housework, gardening or if you have a job that is very physical. If you have dived back into live very quickly you may be disturbing the healing process. Just some thoughts. ((((HUGS)))))

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