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I cannot tell you how thankful i am to have found this forum. The discussions and the help that you are doing for each other is worth gold.
Anyways, after reading up on the internet for the last month and stumbling on this forum i hav decided to post my story. And hopefully you can guide me which way to go.
So i am 36 years old, and from last 3 years i have been having all sorts of urinary problems. Frequent urination, and definitely urinating at 5 am every goddamn morning, and many times going to urinate every 45 minutes after 5 am. And then there are days things are just bad. I urinate every hour during day time, and atleast 5 times during the night. Sometimes i feel i am just a pipe, drink one glass of water and just pee after 30 mins. The urine volume is not much and i have to strain sometimes. Sometimes at night i feel i have to strain more, to get the urine out, as if i know urine is in there but i cant just get it out without straining more.
Also the last 3 years have been the most stressful period of my life. Job, money, relationships etc. Everything that can go wrong went wrong.
And yes, this is also the time when i lost lot of hairs, almost got bald within 3 years.
So I finally decided to visit a urologist. He did couple of tests -- urine, PSA, prostate ultrasound and even the urodynamics test to see how I pee. My PSA was 0.9, my prostate size was 23 cc, the urodynamics test basically did not go through, because i was just too uncomfortable with all those tubes in me.
His diagnosis was that my prostate is not getting relaxed properly. Also he did prescribe terazosin, to see if it helps. I tried it for only 2 days, it made me so dizzy so i did not continue it, but i did see a difference. The fact that i did see a difference and then i read about how it works(realxes the urinary pipe muscles) , I think I do have BPH. I have read so many places that you can have urinary symptoms even with a slightly enlraged prostate. And i feel thats what is going on. Especially the way i feel its in there and i cant get it out without straining.
But i wanted to ask you guys. What do you think i should do ?
I feel like going to another urologist and get my prostate size checked. While at the same time, i found many good doctors who do Green Light, UroLift, Holep etc, but i feel they would say i should do it, so that they can make money.
Confused and Frustrated.
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