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I am 73 years old with BPH, (Prostate 40 gms by Ultrasound). I take Alfuzosin, every night, and Finasteride, once a day. I've been doing well for the past few years. My only complaint is urinating 1 to 3 times a night. Lately I've had a new stressful symptom that maybe someone on this forum can help me understand.
Occasionally during sleep, I wake up with a strong urge to pee. I go to the toilet but can't get the stream started, no matter what I do. . . . just a few drops. I go back to bed, lie down for 3 to 5 minutes, and then again get up to pee. This second time, everything functions normally. I have had this experience about once a week for the past 4 weeks. This series of events is very disturbing to me since I don't understand why the urinary retention corrects itself in just a few minutes, and I fear that someday it might not correct and I'll be hurriedly off to the emergency room for a catheter. Any ideas about my intermittent short-lived urinary retention? I appreciate any ideas or comments you might have.
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