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Prostate Problems

Also known as Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Doxazosin for Prostate Enlargement, Flomax, Tamsulosin

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  • Recommendations for someone living outside the US

    My case may be relevant to a lot of people here, so hopefully good answers will help lots of people. I've got mild but rapidly increasing BPH. Like many of you probably, I'm overwhelmed with the number of non-medicinal treatment options (medicine hasn't worked for me very well). I will...

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  • REZUM--HAVE YOU HAD THIS DONE???????

    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...

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  • 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. ...

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  • 2 Weeks Post-HoLEP

    I was asked to report back after HoLEP on 4 May 2018 at St Albans City Hospital (UK), so here I am. First of all, I cannot fault the hospital, staff or care. Even the food was good! I was expecting to be in overnight, but it turned into 4 nights. Just a bit of background: I am 74 and this was my first...

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  • 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 option...

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  • Intermittent self catheterization.

    I have BPH and have avoided urologist recommendations to do a TURP. I have been intermittently self cathing on an as needed basis for almost 2 years. Prior to this I was urinating 24 times a day, with little actual volume per urination and retaining over a liter in my bladder. Are there negative long...

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  • Frequent urination / right testicle pain SO SCARED!

    Can some please help me out PLEASE! Ok about a week and half ago .. one day I peeded for a long time and every since then the frequent urination has followed espically at night, going 2-4 times a night.. then The lower abdominal pain started to appear more on right side and my lower back hurts on and...

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  • Prostate cancer testing UK.

    Recently PSA testing is being offer on a much wider scale with hospitals having open days for testing with up to 250 men turning up. This week The Lions Club in Reading sponsored testing at the local Circle hospital  and were taken by surprise when about 2,500 turned up and were...

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  • Semen comes out after peeing

    Hi, I'm getting pretty concerned now, almost every time if not every time I go to urinate after I have finished urinating about 2-10 seconds later seamen comes out of my flaccid (soft) penis. It doesn't just come out by itself most times, most times it makes me feel the need to push a bit and...

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  • How risky/safe is taking Avodart (Dutasteride)?

    My urologist asked me to take Avodart for 3 months to see how much it can shrink my 71 gram prostate, then possibly follow up with the Rezum procedure.  My prostate grew from 60 grams to 71 grams in the 16 months between MRI's.  (Prostate cancer ruled out with biopsy about 18 months ago,...

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  • 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 in...

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  • Enlarged Prostate -self catheterization

    I have been using catheter for 4/5 years...no problem, but I have never been offered drugs to shrink prostate or surgery......am I the only one using self catheterization ? should I be offered drugs or surgery ?

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  • My Prostate Artery Embolization with Dr. Bagla, Jan 2017

    I appreciate some of the detailed threads on this site about the PAE procedure - and after reading them, that became the deciding factor in me choosing to go with a PAE procedure rather than Holep laser.  It seemed like the PAE was so much easier and less invasive...why not try it first, right?...

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  • Urethral itching and sperm discharge during urination

    Its been 5 months now since I started passing out sperms whenever am urinating. More so when I try to hold my penis I feel an itching sensation in the urethra that drive up to the scrotum. Am really worried because even when I to have a sexual intercourse with a lady am so weak not like how I used to...

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  • First masturbation post open simple prostectomy

     The doctor told me that I could have sex two weeks after my surgery date. I just masturbated for the first time and was nervous about what I would experience. He said nothing would come out and he was right. However I experienced a burning sensation in the prostate area for about a minute and a...

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  • Just had a SUPRA PUBLIC OPEN SIMPLE PROSTATECTOMY

    Hi Everyone,  I posted a few times on this site about a month ago. I was asking members about the various prostate procedures. My prostate was 263 grams with a large median lobe. I was unable to pee at all prior to surgery. I opted for the SUPRA PUBLIC OPEN SIMPLE PROSTATECTOMY. Surgery was...

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  • Im 40 and I think my prostate has an issue.

    Ok so here is the deal, this is going to get a little personal. I apologize in advance. First of all I am new here and this has probably been answered already, but I’m kind of worried. A couple of months ago I started to notice some changes in my functions “downstairs.”  The first thing I noticed...

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  • Does alcohol aggravate your BPH symptoms?

    I have read that alcohol and BPH don't mix.  I generally have a cocktail before dinner or a beer or a glass of wine with dinner.  I do find that if I have both, my voiding for the rest of the evening is not as good (more frequent and a weaker stream) as when I only have a single drink. ...

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  • Huge prostate impedes bowels

    My prostate was <80cc when I had two urolift procedures.  The latest MRI scan last year showed a 123cc prostate. In addition to the 'usual' peeing problems, I now have difficulty passing motions.   ​It seems my bowel is empty possibly because solids cannot get past the enormous prostate...

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  • Open prostate surgery is looking more and more likely

    Hello Everyone, If any one out there has had open prostate surgery for a huge prostate of over 200cc/grams with or without a large median lobe (I have a large median lobe) I would like to hear from you. I have not ruled out some of the lesser invasive treatments but it is looking less and less likely...

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  • Rezum not so simple

    I had the Rezum procedure in office late January two days later I was in the emergency room with a massive cipro resistant E-coli blood infection and have been in and out of the hospital since trying to get rid of the infection including a follow up TURP operation to remove the dead tissue caused by...

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  • Green light lazer

    I had the green light surgery  6 months ago and I’m still wearing a catheter I urinate but have to on cap the catheter to empty completely I’m sorry I had it done

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  • Looking for benchmarks

    Hello, I had radical prostatectomy on November 28, 2017. Robotic, nerve-saving surgery. Pre-surgery Gleason was 8 (3+5), but post-surgery it was a 7 (3+4).  So here I am, almost 6 months out of surgery. No cancer detected in PSA tests. Yeah! My incontinence amounts to  a few drips and leaks...

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  • Rezum Procedure 8/1/2017

    I am 46 years old. I have suffered with urinary issues for over 20 years. When I was 24 I started having problems with starting and weak stream. It then turned into a split stream and sometimes would spray out, drip etc. I went to the urologist and he said I probably had scare tissue from an injury...

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  • Scheduled for Green Light

    I am a 62 yo with the typical symptoms of BPH with urinary retention after having a Urolift.  Prostatis and cancer via biopsy ruled out and restriction still visible with just dimples at site of 4 Urolift threads. I am interested in post procedure results and recovery times.

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  • post-Rezum RE (retrograde ejaculation)

    I'm 6-mos post-Rezum, but have seen little or no RE improvement; I stopped finasteride in mid-Nov, and alfozosin in mid-Oct; urinary symtoms completely resolved, but urologist indicates that I'm probably among small % of patients w/permanent RE, despite my having elected Rezum over TURP to avoid...

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  • HoLEP 4 weeks on.

    Hi again,  I'm 4 weeks on tomorrow from my HoLEP surgery at Newcastle, UK and am pleased to say that I'm continuing to be very pleased with the improvements that this has given me. These last few days there has been no blood in my urine and had no scabs of any sort. I'm getting...

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