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ken and others on this forum have always advised getting a second opinion and my experience backs this up.
For the previous 3 years i have had on and off problems urinating . A prostate biopsy in 2015 confirmed chronic prostatitis . This returned earlier in the year with a vengence causing multiple symptoms and i was pushed down the usual route of DRE, flow test, PSA test, ultrasound and finally a urudynamics test and was then diagnosed with " severe bladder blockage " which may be causing my prostatitis to recur. My uro recommended a bladder neck incision which would result in likely RE. I was very close to taking the surgery but it was cancelled at the last minute by the hospital . I then noticed a big improvement in my flow after changing meds from Flomax to Alphazusin .so put the surgery on hold.
After 6 months the flow rate got bad again and i ended up in hospital for 7 days with acute retention and infection. i was put on a permanent catheter for 3 weeks and when it was removed i still had severe retention so was given self catheterisation.
Anyway ,after about a month of CIC my natural flow improved massively. Today i had a cystoscopy and everything was normal . The URO., suggested that the catheter use was dilating my uretha allowing things to flow. He said that if im comfortable using the catheters 3 times a week then no surgery is needed and a bladder neck incision would not help in any case .
so my point is that i could so easily have had the BNI and the resulting side effects for no benefit as the problem is not at the bladder neck .
always get a second opinion before any invasive surgery !
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