Can't start urinating standing

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I took tamsulin and finistre for 6 months.  I stopped because I was not seeing any reduction in the number of times I get up at night and also I had begun having discomfort in my prostate area throughout the day.   

Anybody else have this discomfort?

Also, now if I get up from a sleeping position, I cant begin urinating.  It feels like something is sitting on my uretha.  If I sit on the toilet I'm able to begin urinating in that position but need to stand to complete it. 

Has anybody else experienced this or know whats happening?  

I spoke to my urologist about these two issues but I didn't get any explanation.

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    it sounds like you are getting blocked up due to enlarged prostate - when you wake up you need to walk around a bit - kind of warms up the body, and maybe while sitting the angle helps at first - not sure. I had the same kind of thing happen to me.

    Sounds like you need to either get on another medication that helps or have some kind of surgery, there are many options. I read that terazosin is more effective than tamsulin in a study done, there is also cialis, but you really need to make sure with a physician or Urologist that anything is safe for you.

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    I agree with mike588, sounds to me like meds are losing effect and your prostate is beginning to squeez your urethra.  Do yourself a favor and see a urologist BEFORE you go into total shutdown/retention.

    This way you won't have to be cathed BEFORE surgery.

    Tom

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    I am having similar problems. It feels like trying to urinate through a cocktail straw. I am 47  and I think to young to have BPH this bad so I believe I have prostatitis. I have a lot of pain in my prostate that radiates down to the tip of my penis as well as pain in the perineum. It also feels swollen in my rectum as my prostate is enlarged. It is part of getting older but my symptoms are quite severe for someone of 47. My urologist kind of gave up I think in that she knows prostatitis is so difficult to treat. I wish someone would offer a solution such as direct injections of antibiotics into the prostate rather than taking them for months systemically. They do it in China, but I would never go there to get treated. It is frustrating as hell. I am not sure what I am supposed to do once I can no longer pass urine? By that time it is too late. I think your doctor probably has no good ideas like mine so they throw up their arms and say well if you can pee with this med then take it. That doesn't fix the underlying problem and one may still have pain. Not to mention the reduced sex drive as well. I am not happysad
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      Craig where do you live? I assume they gave you a broad spectrum antibiotic? It doesn't sound normal - maybe learn how to do self catheterization I know someone who does it and he is about your age and says it's no big deal he is used to it.
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      I was on Cipro for 2 weeks and that was all I can handle. It isn't really normal. I live in the Pacific Northwest USA. I like my doctor but I think she doesn't know what to do next. Maybe I need to go and see an infectious disease specialist. She was going to refer me to one for further testing. I may have to call my doctor and ask for a catheter kit just in case. I am in pain and I know it isn't normal. When she did a DRE on me I screamed in pain. I was as suprised as her at this. I had no idea my prostate could hurt so bad.
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      sounds like you need to get a second opinion from another Urologist, find out who is the best and don't delay
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      Well in defense of my doctor I wasn't completely honest with her. So I need to be more honest and tell her all of my symptoms. I was scared she would order a biopsy. But you would think that the way I responded to the DRE she would be a little more concerned about what is going on. I will call them and let them know.
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      Instead of a biopsy I think they can do an MRI or CT scan maybe that can give images - measure prostate size and even detect cancer. Plus blood tests - by the sounds of it she must think you don't have cancer and probably that is true. Maybe meanwhile try drinking cranberry juice which is supposed to help, avoid alcohol and spicy foods. Any doctor can show you how to self catheter and you can find them cheap online.
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      Have you thought about tackling the problem naturally? There are herbs and plants that can help. They do not work as fast as antibiotics but they work well without damaging you guts. Antibiotics work for a while but if you taken for an extended period of time they weaken the immune system. Unfortunately, most doctors do not know anything about natural options. As far as they are concerned, the only option is a prescription.  

      Send me a private email and I'll tell you what I did.

      Get well soon!

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    Sorry this is not going to be of to much help... I currently take Tamsulin and Finasteride. Taken these two meds for many years since I was 45, now I'm 64. They are not helping anymore, for the last two months I've had a catheter in and out. I have decided to go under the knife for a Turip procedure. My bladder can no longer fully empty as a result I develop an infection.

    In regards to the pain in your prostate, could it be related to straining to void? I get that sometimes.

    Sometimes I can void standing up easier than sitting down, other times the reverse is true... gonna figure!

    I just wish there was an easy answer. Going to have to gamble with possibly being incontinent and some degree of sexual disfunction.

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