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  • pty10 2

    Turp experience and questions

    Hi there, JUst wanted to share my experience with my turp surgery. I'm 45yrs old, too young some say for me to having prostate issues but I put it down to my father side of the family (my father and uncles all currently suffer from enlarge prostates)  For the last couple of years been suffering

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  • david75878 2

    Button Plasma TURP 4 weeks POST

    To all those guys deciding what proceedure to have.  I had the Button Plasma TURP August 30, 2016 after 10 years of dealing with BPH. I am 61 live in Southern California and in good health.  I was getting up 3-4 times a night and taking Finesteride and Doxysosyn (same thing as Flomax). During this

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  • Neil3149 5

    "Gat-Goren" - like procedure to cure BPH? My diary

    On May 2nd I will be undergoing a bilateral embolization (or sclerotization) of my internal spermatic veins ( gonadal veins ) in an attempt to cure my BPH disease. So I just wanted to start a record here of my experience. Here is some background. Drs. Gat and Goren are interventional radiologists

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  • graham30431 2

    Turp operation or laser ?or leave alone?

    Hello there I am 59 years old, I have been diagnosed with bph for several. Years now , psa ok around 2.5 checked every year, symptoms getting worse, peeing several times during the night , also severe retention if leave it too long when need to go .do not leak! (Yet) and would appreciate feedback

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  • jimjames 6
  • ethack10 2

    PSA Level High

    So, I was hanging with some friends at lunch the other day having a couple of beers when I remembered I had a doctors appt that afternoon for my semi-anual physical, which included blood work.  (I am on TRT, hence the 6 month thing.)  So I decided to still go as I still had a few hours and hadn't

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  • johnmm45 2
  • fred74044 2

    It's been a rough 9 days

    Had the urolift april 20th, it's now the 29th. Had 4 implants and sent home. Was done in doctors office under local anesthesia with no catheter. 30 minutes after getting home my wife is rushing me back to the office because I could not pee. Catheter inserted for 3 days, came out monday, new

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  • Trustme 2

    Had FLA with Dr K. This morning 4/28/17

    I am 47 and have been dealing with BPH for about six years.  Four of those years I have been on Uroxatrol with ok results but the drug has been losing its efficacy and it has given me heartburn and dizzy spells especially when I get up from kneeling.  The actual procedure was more painful for me

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  • max59857 2

    Prostatitis recovery period

    Hi All,  So I've been trying to get rid of prostatitis for the last 3 and a half months now, hard to get a diagnosis but eventually got put on 6 weeks of meds (4 weeks levo, 2 weeks doxycycline). After 6 weeks of up and down in regards to progress, a few days after finishing the script the

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  • uncklefester 5

    Switching from Tamsulosin to Cialis?

    Just curious if anyone ever switched from Tamsulosin to Cialis? I am in the process of making the switch and things aren't going real well. Flow has slowed down quite a bit, and urgency is starting to come back. I assume this is because the drugs work differently so the Cialis hasn't had a chnace

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  • jimjames 6
  • ChuckP 4
  • j12080 4

    Going with Focal Laser Ablation for BPH

    Ok, I have decided, I am going in the next 21 days for FLA. I have picked dr. k if the schedule of my wife's treatments can allow it along with his schedule. He is busy with some complicated PCa cases as well as talking about a partially self funded clinical trail scenario for BPH patients.  If I

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  • iqbal 45667 3

    Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

    At my age one normally visits bathroom 3-4 times. Though I stop all liquids before 6 PM still night visits to bath room are there. At one web site I read that one should control it as long as possible so that bladder gets used to longer intervals. I apprehend that it may do more harm than good if

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  • david 94301 2

    is there any hope for postatisus

    had this postatisus new 11 week been back doctor told to stop antibiotic and take paraceltemol for next ten day as there no infection and there no cure it a wait a see if it go away or if it go what the point of carry on fed up of beening in pain with my bottom

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  • Wr4rr 2

    post procedure feedback

    I had the procedure yesterday afternoon. The pee is starting to clear and there is plenty of pee. My only issue is the tip of the penis is very painful when I do pee. I am finding some relief by standing and walking. Can anyone shed light on how long this pain will continue? Thanks to all for

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  • ChuckP 4


    I had a nice conversation today with the President of the "Urology Times". He was telling me that there is a "New Procedure" that has been approved called the "REZUM SYSTEM".  The company that makes the system is called "NXThera, Inc".  You can google them up and lots of stuff comes up.  I called

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  • dan15739 2

    Urinary burning

    As im finishing urinating,ill feel a sharp burning pain coming on,and it will spread from my pelvis into my penis ,and my penis will burn or throb really bad for a few minutes,then it completely goes away.

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  • charles40613 3

    The Urolift procedure; patient views and questions

    Would it be possible to keep this thread purely about Urolift and a means of sharing experiences from those who have undergone the process and invite debate from those considering it. The Urolift process plus pros and cons are accurately described at many a website. Other very long threads discuss

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  • jimjames 6

    Self Catherization: Issues and Problems

    Self catherization (CIC) is a proven and tested method of emptying your bladder completely. And while most people find it an easy and painless procedure, understandably some have problems, especially in the beginning. This thread then deals with problems and issues people may encounter with CIC.

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  • Barnie 3
  • emil54651 2

    Focal Laser Ablation for BPH treatment

    After reviewing the different procedures I am inclining for the FLA to treat my problem with BPH. Do any men have experiences to share, as for the surgery itself and the recovery thereafter? Thanks to all!

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  • richp21 4
  • david 94301 2


    got prostatisus had blood test and pee sampie they all clear but today done a seamon test what do they look for in seamon test is it they still looking for infection

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  • figth4thecure 2

    Anynone has consider Phage therapy for bacterial prostatitis?

    Hey guys looking for a good treatment i came across whit the phage therapy it has a pretty long scientific background so for resuming phages are viruses that are created specifycally for a certain bacteria. They just atack the bacteria and nothing else on your body. Its well used in other disesases

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  • mark23925 3

    Prostate Enlargement BPH

    What I do not understand is why the medical doctors do not really understand why the prostate reacts to something in the body whether it is testosterone or DHT and just grows out of control after a certain age. What is the cascade; what starts it all off? Any in the know? It happens to guys who are thin,...

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  • kenneth1955 6

    Stubborn Men or Pushy Doctors

    Good Morning all.  I am pist off today and I just have to write this because I hope no other men go through this. It is a mans right to have any procedure he picks if he is well informed.  Well I have a friend that he daughters boyfriend is having surgery on Tuesday.  I ask her what kind is he

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  • gmoney 3

    PVP Greenlight 12/6/16 My experience!

    Over the next few weeks, I intend to chronicle here my experience following my PVP surgery.  I will attempt to as brief as possible.  I have heard so many horrible stories and warnings from so many men, that I thought I would relay my experience as it happens for those of you who might be planning

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  • marty90153 1

    Easy Way to Stop BPH Urine Dribbling

     After years of dealing with shaking urine all over the bathroom and dribbling urine staining my underwear, I finally discovered a simple way to avoid the whole problem. After urinating, I stand over the toilet and run my finger along my perineum from just above the anus to the base of the scrotum.

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  • daniel1960 2

    GreenLight Vs Urolift

    Hi I live in Toronto, Canada. I have been suffering with BPH for the past five years. I am 54 years old with no children and don't expect to have children. I am faced with two options. Take the greenlight surgery which is completely free and is paid by the government health insurance. The other

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  • alan1951 3

    Does the need for BPH meds decreasae after a Urolift?

    Guys, I'm sure my questioin, "Does the need for BPH meds decreasae after a Urolift?" has already been answered somewhere on this site.  It's just that I don't know how to search on it. I've heard it said that the Urolift procedure has the potential to decrease the need for BPH meds.  However, I'd

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  • jeffcraft1 1


    hello my name is jeff and i am 26 years old. for the last month ive had pain after pooping in my lower abdomen then i started having that pain after urinating. it also hurts in my testicles after pooping and on occasion urinating. it comes and goes sometimes it can be a few days between episodes it

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  • richp21 4

    PAE with Dr. Bagla on 03.27.17

    Well it's finally happening, after much research and great help from the men on this forum, I'm heading to VA for PAE with Dr. Bagla. I will try to keep a journal here for everyone. I am almost 70, and have been dealing with LUTS almost certainly caused by BPH. My prostate when measured by 3T MRI

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  • yoshiro67881 2

    Urinating during the morning is different from the rest of day

    I have been having difficulty urinating after breakfast into the early morning period.  My urine flow is blocked after breakfast, maybe up to noon. It just dribbles. I talked to urologist and he just said drink a lot of water. After the flow starts its good until the morning. Anyone have similar experiences. 

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