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Pain when peeing after surgery

Posted 01 Jul 2021 at 13:03


I am 12 weeks post surgery and still experiencing quire severe pain whilst peeing since the catheter was removed. I have been checked for UTI's and had a cystoscopy (ouch!) to check for a retained clip or bladder stone. All were clear yet still the pain persists. My consultant has prescribed Paracetamol and Ibuprofen but they seem to provide little relief. Is this normal and do I just need to be patient?


Posted 01 Jul 2021 at 16:28

What sort of pain and where is it? How would you describe it?

Many people report a kind of pain often described as "pissing razor blades" which tends to be a urethral stinging pain. But usually that doesn't last too long and after 12 weeks that would be unusual. Everything should be healed up by then.

I had a strange kind of pain after my catheter was removed. You can find that story here...

But that went away completely after I was recatheterised for another week.



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Posted 02 Jul 2021 at 08:09
Are you using a pump for penile recovery? I used one about 12 weeks out and I damaged my fragile urethra which caused a mild stinging when weeing. I was advised to back off the pumping for a bit.
Posted 04 Jul 2021 at 14:31

Pissing razor blades is a good description! I've not attempted viagra or a vacuum pump yet due to the soreness of my penis. I think there may have been some damage to my urethra when the nurse yanked out the catheter and possibly made worse by the cystoscopy.  

Posted 04 Jul 2021 at 14:59


My RARP catheter got stuck on the way out, a senior nurse was called and swiftly removed it, I would not call it yanked. In the coming months I developed a stricture which my consultant was convinced was a result of the swift removal.

Just keep an eye on your flow and any infections. I and others on here also had migration of surgical clips into the bladder and /or urethera.

Thanks Chris



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