BPH

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I have been diagnosed with BPH and a compromised bladder.  My prostate is 65 ml.  The doctor recommended the photosensitive vaporization of the prostate also known as green light procedure.  I am considering the ReZum procedure as an alternative.  The doctors feel that this procedure is too little too late but I would like to try this first as it is reputed to be less severe with easier recovery and fewer side effects.  Any thoughts?

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    I've had resume done on June 18 of this yr. It was a waste of time. I peed,1 to 1.5hrs before I had surgery. Now I pee any where from 30min to 1hr. If I drink beer. It's 20 to 30 min.

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    Aaron, I did the F LA that is focal laser ablation Which was done with Full time eyes on through Using an MRI. Fast recovery no sexual side effects. It was 2 years ago so I've had fairly long term results that I am confident in . If you want contact information about the doctor just send me a personal message using the on malope in the top left by my name and I will respond with more detail if intrested. The Luck, I have made your journey show I understand

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    Aaron,

          The vast majority of men who have had the Rezum procedure have had good success with it. There's very little risk of any sexual side effects at all. As far as I know, no one has reported erectile dysfunction from it. And only a small percentage have had retrograde ejaculation as a side effect.

          Ideally, the Rezum procedure is done under a twilight anesthesia, so you can wake up from that with little or no pain at all. The worst part of the Rezum procedure seems to be the Foley catheter that most men have to endure after the procedure because the prostate swells a bit after the procedure and there needs to be a way to get the urine out of the body for a few days until that swelling subsides. The ideal situation, in my opinion, is to self-catheterize after the procedure. If you've been doing it already, then you're way ahead. 

         My Rezum procedure was done in January 2018. I had been self cathing for several months, so my experience was the proverbial 'walk in the park'. No pain, and very little discomfort afterwards. I had some minor urgency for a few days afterward, but that was it for me. Granted, we are all different, and you may not experience such an easy procedure. 

         If you read the experiences of men who have had the laser, you will read about a lot more pain and side effects. Also, Rezum is one procedure that you can have done, and if for some reason it doesn't work, it doesn't preclude you from getting a different one later. But the results for the vast majority of men have been really positive. 

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      Ken I had resume surgery done on June 18 of this yr. A BIG WASTE OF TIME!!. IT WAS DONE on me while I was awake. Alot of pain. And I didn't have to have a Cath in me. They had to take it out 7hrs later after surgery. My body can't tolerate caths. My dr. Said I was the first patient in all of his yrs . That didn't have to have a Cath left in. After I got home I was peeing every 5 to 15 min. Non-stop. That lasted threw the rest of the day and night. I was using a plastic bottle to pee in. And now I'm peeing every hr to 1.5hrs. Before my surgery it was 1hr to 2 hrs. That I had to pee.

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      After having resume done my dick wouldn't get hard anymore. I have to use generic Viagra. From what i here I must be 1 out of thousands that have had a problem. I'm a unlucky guy . I have had problems with every surgery I've ever had in my life. From minor surveys to major surgerys. And o must be the first patient to have had Resume surgery done while I was fully awake. I don't think my Dr knee what he was doing!!!

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    You have very little risk in trying Rezum first. If it doesn't work, you can always have greenlight done, but it may well work and you can avoid all of the short and long term side effect that accompany greenlight.

    What happened to Thomas sucks, but it's atypical. If your bladder is compromised, it might be contributing to your problem. That was the case for me and Rezum helped some at first, but over time my bladder rehabbed and I improved more.

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    AAron  If that is what you want to try they you should.  Don't do anything you don't want to.  It may work for you.  Do not let the doctor talk you into anything.  Have the Rezum  If it does not work you can all ways have something else  Good Luck  Ken

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    My Urologist had the same opinion after I failed with the Urolift.  Recovery was much easier with the GL and great results! Stron stream, quick shut off, and no retention, or side effects.  Listen to your Dr. If he is experienced with GL. 
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