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Prostate Problems

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

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  • Enlarged Prostate plus UTI

    Long story short...At the beginning of the month has UTI....then after it cleared still had urinating issues...The doctors say the uti was caused by my enlarged prostate blocking the urethra...so they gave me Bactrim....it went away....but still the issue of having problems peeing...so they had to put...

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  • TURP retrograde ejaculation

    I had TURP done 3 weeks ago and now I’m reading I may not      have ejaculation ? I haven’t had sec yet but I have gotten an erection and had precum from just touching my penis, I have not masterbated to orgasm yet because it hasn’t been 6 weeks as the urologist instructed . My question...

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  • Prostate BPH - FLA in Houston UPDATE

    It is now 8 weeks since my FLA operation in Houston.  Things could not be better. I have a good healthy stream and I have started to sleep right through the night without having to get up to pee. This is something that has not happened for so long that I thought getting up 6 or 7 times was normal....

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  • Rezum Pocedure...

    Hello fellow prostate problem sufferers. Has anyone had successful results with the Rezum precedure. It sounds good...like they all do, but what are the results with any of you? Less frequent urination? Increased flow, Sexual side effects ? I am 72, in "reasonably" good condition....but I...

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  • Bladder neck incision

    Hi guys ,  I’ve read on the forum about multiple procedures for enlarged prostates . I was diagnosed with a bladder obstruction earlier this year which has been helped by Alpha Blockers . It would appear that the pills are becoming less effective.  Does anyone know if the new procedures for...

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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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  • 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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  • Self-catheterization

    I have been recently had a total hip replacement. Immediately afterward I could not urinate. Note that prior to the surgery I did/do have BPH, and have been taking Alfuzosin (Uraxatrol). I have made 3 trips to the ER in the last two weeks. This last placement has been in for 8 days and is due to come...

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  • Urine with red particules at the end

    Hello every one, I’ve dealing with my BPH for about three years, now I’m taking finasteride and tamsulosin, my PSA is  2.35. I notice when I go to urinate and at the end come some kínd or red small  particles, they are nota blood and with a small quantity. I wonder what could it be

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  • CPPS or bacterial?

    Hi, for 2 months now I’ve had constant discomfort in the pubic area, pain in my anus, pain in testicals and penis shaft, slower urine stream, and less urine coming out. This happened about a week after I was hit with a flare up of genralized Anxiety Disorder. Doctor suspected UTI and said I didn’t have...

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  • FLY to FLA at Easter Sunday

    Dear Friends, I made really detailed and  long investigation  about treatment  of  similar signs of BPH as I  have. My prostate is just  50 ml (grams),,  but with big median lobe ,which blocks bladder neck. This  causes  nearly  full retention, ...

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  • TURP Problem

    I subscribe to a service called Practice Update by Elsevier. They just reported the following quote of part of the article. Investigators found similar reductions in the IPSS among men undergoing aquablation and TURP in the overall sample; however, among men with prostate volume greater than 50 g,...

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  • Urolift Procedure - February 2017

    To give back to the onlilne community, I want to pass on some information about my Urolift procedure for BPH. First the patient - I am 68, 6ft 172 lbs.  I have had one BPH operation about 10 years ago (TUNA) from the same doctor who did the Urolift.  Other signifcant conditions - HBP and hypothyroidism treated...

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  • Catheter's

    Good Afternoon all.  I was doing some research on the internet and I read a article on a new catheter that they came out with.  It is suppose to stop infections.  As you know there are catheter's that are inserted into the penis.  That is the most used.  They do have a condom...

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  • Finally found the cause of my Prostatitis

    After my 2nd test of just providing a semen sample, Staphylococcus was found to be my problem causing prostatitis.  This is good news to me since I have been dealing with this for 7 months and on and off for years.  I was on 2 weeks of Cipro and since it did not work and I am allergic to shell...

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  • Anti depressant and Urinary issues

    Hi guys I’ve recently been taking anti depressants and have been on alpha blockers ( alfuzosin) for some time due to weak flow., etc . Since taking the anti depressants my weak flow and retention has returned . This may be a conincidence? Any thoughts ? 

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  • Portable Bladder Scanners for Home Use

    A couple of months ago I purchased a portable bladder scanner to measure my bladder volumes and learn more about how my voiding function works. Used, refurbished units, similar to what many urologists use, can be purchased online at a fraction of their retail cost. I ended up paying a little over $1,000...

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  • Long 3 Weeks ????

    Good afternoon all.  I hope you all are doing well and if not I hope it get better.  Well it is going to be a long 3 weeks.  Will be having a lot of test at the end of the month.  I sent my doctor a note the other day(  I have been talking to him every week )  because I...

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  • Tamulosin and Finasteride

    Been taking these two drugs for some time. I am 79 and don't have any problems with the prostate as far as I know and often feel I no longer need to continue to take these drugs which must have side effects. Some years back I had all the usual tests and psa was up a bit to 6.5 and the urologist put...

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  • Yellowish Semen.

    Hi. For about 2 months now, I’ve had a yellowish tint to my semen. It looks fine on skin but on something white like toilet paper it looks yellowish. Not like mustard yellow but kinda like beige a little. I think it could be a prostate infection but I thought it would be green. I do have pain in my Pubic...

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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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  • Had a cystoscopy today

    This was a 3-month follow-up after my bladder tumor resection in March.  Nothing found this time so that was good news.  He did say although my prostate is not large (est 50 grams), the median lobe is protruding into my bladder. Back to the cystoscopy.  This was my 3rd one in 8 months. ...

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  • One day after Holep

    Had it yesterday. Surgery went well.  Is it common to only urinate drips after an hour after catheter was removed? Thank you 

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  • Urolift Procedure In India

    Hi All Have come across The UROLIFT procedure  I have been advised TURP but am not keen to go for the surgery Does anyone know of a Hospital that does the urolift procedure in India  In case NOT Did anyone manage to move out of India and had it done in any other location If YES where ...

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  • Doxazosin caused me sexual dysfunction for 8 months. Help

    Took drug call doxazosin, which is a generic for Cadura. Was taking it to help me urinate better. I did not have beign Hyperplasia. Just was prescribed this drug to help me urinate better. It has cause me lack of orgasm. Lack of libido for 8 months. I believe it is permanent. These antihypertensive...

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  • 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...

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  • Daily Cialis instead of Flomax (Tamsulosin)

    I have taken Flomax on and off to help treat my BPH and related retention problems. As with many, I was not crazy about the side effects, including retrograde ejaculation. Based on a number of studies, this year I tried Daily Cialis (5mg/day) instead. I found it to work better than Flomax with fewer...

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  • Can we have patient modesty ?

    I'm male, in 50s. Went for a urological procedure and had to take everything off and don gown. So far, so good. Lay on examination table, told doctor was coming and had gown pushed up to neck so am bare from shoulders down to everyone on my team- included 3 women- and everyone else in the large operating...

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