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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. For...

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  • lrp1 2

    Three months after my PAE. Great disappointment.

    After 90 days of my PAE, I´m very sad and disappointed. Problems that are arising: #1 Burning pain during urination #2 Reduction on urine stream (at the beginning I improved 60% and now only 30%).  #3 Difficult begin urination and some dribbling is coming again #4 Waking up 3 times every...

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  • ray63269 3

    Prostatitis pain for four months please help

    Was diagnosed with chronic non bacterial prostatitis in may . Symptoms started in march . Alot of symptoms went in early June but last two weeks I've had groin pubic and especially testicular pain . Is this still prostatitis as not completely sure

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  • paul1844 1

    finding best urolift provider?

    Hello guys, this forum has been useful to me as I think through my options.  Nothing's guaranteed, but urolift appears most least risky, for the time being anyway.  I'm joining the forum because the urology practice I've been seeing (here in Santa Cruz California) has just started...

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  • jjjj57989 4

    My PAE Experience Today

    The first time I posted this it disappeared.  I can't find out how to contact the moderator so I cant ask what happened. I think the forum members will be interested in what happened to me. Anyway...... Today I arrived at Dr. Baglas office at 7:30 and did the little remaining paperwork.  ...

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  • jimjames 6

    Coloplast Speedicath Flex Coude Review

    As way of background, I've tried just about every catheter on the market but settled on the Coloplast Speedicath FR12 Coude. It combines a very slippery hydrophillic coating (pre-mixed, no packet to break) with enough rigidity that you can basically do a "no touch" cath by holding the catheter...

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  • we60818 2

    Just had a TURP operation. Need post operation advice

    New to this forum. Wished I had joined months ago to take advantage of - what appears to be - all of the helpful advice (thanks). I am 55 year old and told I am relatively young to be afflicted with an enlarged median lobe of my prostate that was restricting urine flow and emptying of my bladder. I...

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  • lrp1 2

    Enlarged median lobe management by PAE

    Where do I can find articles, or could someone share personal experiences about PAE procedure and enlarged median lobe  management by IRs? Somebody here, previously to PAE, had a conversation with an IR about how to manage median lobe enlargement, during the procedure,  specially how...

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  • MichaelVM7 3

    Prostate milking and Kegel exercises

    Has anyone experienced or researched the benefits of (1) prostate milking nad (2) Kegel exercises? I have read that milking the prostate helps to increase blood flow to the gland, remove toxins built up over time and accumulated in tiny "sacs" in the gland, and to relieve muscles in the pelvic...

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  • Smudge5577 2

    Urolift this week by the NHS

    Hi all, been a bit of a struggle but I'm down for a urolift op this coming Thursday. My area "Dorset" could only offer the TURPS procedure but at 51 feel this a bit like playing Russian roulette with my sex life. After much badgering I managed to persuade my GP to refer me to Basingstoke...

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  • MichaelVM7 3

    Progesterone cream for enlarged prostate - yes or no?

    I've done some research on the use of topical progesterone cream to combat testosterone conversion to DHT and rising estradiol levels. Admittedly, while there is some anectodal evidence out there, not much in the way of actual double blind studies can be found. Dr. John Lee of Harvard reportedly...

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  • Morris3688 2

    Two weeks after REZUM treatment

    Today 7/14/17 is my two weeks after the REZUM, 59 yrs old and always eat healthy diet and jogging 4 miles a day for almost 20 years; however, still have the following: 1. Before treatment and I have Proscar + Flomax everyday, can do each trip 120cc and now only 35cc 2. Still has blood and urine dripping...

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  • jimjames 6

    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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  • 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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  • ray63269 3

    Think my non bacterial prostitis is still here

    It started in march . I had burning urine . Going loo all the time . Penis pain . Pubic area pain . Anus pain and perinial pain. Have had tests and came back it was non bacterial prostititis or cpps . All symptoms went but prostate still tender. But in past couple of weeks am getting pubic and groin...

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  • paul29249 3

    Holap abrasion

    Struggling with BPH sense 1994,mostly low flow, Tried Urolift in office without anesthesia and couldn't complete so I went to Mayo Phoenix doctor Humphrey to do HOLEP. After ultrasound found prostate only 340cubic centimeters but plugged. Solid. ,to small for HOLEP. ,so changed my procedure to...

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  • glenn77 4

    Suprapubic catheter following TURP and stricture formation

    A friend who is an registered nurse sent me a link to a study comparing the outcome for patients who had suprapubic catheterization to the outcome for patients who had the usual Foley through the urethra.  The results were astounding to me.  Transurethral drainage (standard Foley) resulted...

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  • hank1953 4

    UnderActive Bladder or BPH ???

    UnderActive Bladder (UAB) or BPH ? UAB: "Detrusor underactivity, urinary retention, high residual urine, and incomplete bladder emptying have been used. Detrusor underactivity is defined by the International Continence Society as a contraction of reduced strength and/or duration...

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  • glenn77 4

    Anyone considering TURP should read this about strictures

    A friend who is an RN in the US just emailed a link to this abstract.  I've had horrible stricture problems that have messed me up in a way that may not be repairable.  I've wondered whether the latex catheter used played a role, as I later discovered I have a latex sensitivity.  ...

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  • bobby72221 1

    FLA prostate

    Had my FLA and BPH done on June 3 rd atUTMB by Dr Walser. Had 4 small lesions ablated and the part that was keeping me from peeing. Took about 3 or 4 hrs outpatient. Dr Walser and team were great. Was catherized for two nights before leaving Galveston. They were right on schedule with what would happen....

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  • anon55718 1

    17 year old weak urine flow

    Hi. I'm 17 and my urine flow has been pretty weak for at least 3 years now. I know it's common in older men but I'm only 17. No other issues such as getting up in the night, just a weak flow. Any ideas? Thanks.

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  • ES28567 4

    HIFU EXPERIENCE

    I have decided to have the HIFU procedure and will document my experience for anyone that in the future who is considering this procedure. My PSA has been 18.8, 18.5 and 17.8 in the last 10 months. MRI showed 4 areas of concern. 22 core Biopsy only came up with one core with 5% and Gleason score of...

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  • seedafuture 2

    Turps Operation

    I had the procedure 1 week ago, a middle procedure.  I have a very large prostate and it had grown into my bladder.  I am 63 and very active male with a good sex life.   I was able to pee prior to Turps but it was a real problem. Three docs said I should do it,  I finally pull the...

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  • michael82149 2

    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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  • tom86211 3

    Aquablation for BPH

    Very promising new treatment for BPH now in clinical trials (Water Study): PROCEPT’s AquaBeam combines image guidance and robotics to deliver Aquablation, a waterjet ablation therapy that enables targeted, controlled, and heat-free removal of tissue for the treatment of lower urinary tract...

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  • Morris3688 2

    D day REZUM 6/30/2017 and after the treatment

    I'm 59 yrs old, good health besides BPH, jogging daily except Sunday for almot 20 yrs, before treatment take 1 procar + 2 Flomax everyday around 7 yrs, when bladder not full can pee around 120cc each time and if drink lots of liquid, bladder full, can only pee around 50cc each time and then... 06/30/17...

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  • jimjames 6

    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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  • hank1953 4

    How large is a prostate with 3.0 PSA ?

    Last check, my PSA was 3.0. I am just curious, how large can my prostate be. I know the PSA does not correlate well with its size but perhaps statistically it should be within a reasonable limit. I would appreciate any data on your PSA vs size. I have mild urinary retention from BPH, currently self...

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  • kenneth1955 6

    Picking a Procedure

    Well it's that time again.  All of you know my views on many of the older procedures.  There barbaric and no man should have to go through that just to pee better..................................................................................................... Over the last few...

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  • supraman54 2

    Finally sorted my ED changed to tadalafil!

    After 15 years on tamsulosin 400 micrograms daily I discovered tadalafil (cialis) 5mg daily is now an option for BPH. ED had become a real problem but after less than a week the ED is barely evident and retrograde ejaculation is no longer the norm..  I feel much better too. I am so glad I had a...

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