Posted , 13 users are following.
Hello all. 54 years old, recently started having retention issues. Urologist has me on flomax, hated the side effects, now trying Uroxatrol (alfuzosin). While it mostly works, I suspect that I may not be fully emptying my bladder as even after urinating I feel like I should have to go. I can sleep through the night, it is more of a general discomfort during the day.
Anyhow, urologist recommends UroLift although he reiterates that TURP is the "gold standard". Told him to forget TURP. I was going to schedule UROLIFT but am now learing more about PAE and did speak to Dr. Issacson at UNC. Of course, my urologist is not keen on the PAE idea, asked if I really want to be the guinea pig and told stories of problems with AE in general.
Anyhow, Dr. Issacson noted that a good candidate for PAE has prostate of 30g or larger. I have no idea how large mine is. He suggested that a transrectal ultrasound is best way to determine size. My question now is, who does transrectal ultrasounds? I contacted two local "imaging centers" but neither offers this procedure, they said I may need to have it done in a hospital. It seems like it should be a fairly quick in-office type of thing?
And yes, I do feel old as I find myself looking at a forum for "prostate problems"!
0 likes, 24 replies