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I am 73 year old male with severe BPH for decades and my large prostate has caused bleeding and chronic prostatitus. Have been taking Jaylan far too long. I had been consulting with Dr Clifford Davis at Tampa General Hospital who works with USF Medical School. They were part of the trial study and still have a trial study going on looking for new patients.
My procedure was approved by insurance and I still have group insurance as I still work. I am a high risk patient with heart issues and a large (155 down from 188 with Jaylan) prostate so my BCBS covered it. I had a heart cath at Tampa General almost a year ago. I went to the same heart cath lab for the PAE procedure. Dr Davis has done about 100. There was little difference in the two procedures but the heart cath was much shorter as it was negative. I was in the cath lab about 3 hours and Dr. Davis went into the same right leg that has been punctured several times for heart caths.
They had inserted a foley cath during the procedure and when I was fully awake in the recovery area, they gave me some crackers and juice and water. After about an hour they removed the foley which was the worse part of the procedure. I was told if I could pee, I could go home. I got up and went in and peed with just a tinge of blood. They gave me some more water and made we wait another hour and I went in and had no issues peeing. So, they started the discharge process and Dr Davis came by and briefed me. He said the procedure went well, that I should have some burning pain for a few days but little else. He gave me some low grade pain killers and a couple of other meds. His scheduled follow up visit is 3 months unless needed as he says unless complications, no need to see him. But by 3 months, I should clearly notice the results.
I left the hospital about 2.5 hours after the procedure and felt good enough to stop to eat as I had nothing but a pack of crackers since midnight.
The first night was fine. The next day it hurt to pee and was getting worse. Each day the pain worsened as I peed and I was peeing often. I called the Dr and he sent me for a urinalysis that came back negative. I told him it seemed like prostatitus that I have had many times, he prescibed anti-biotics and it cleared up after about ten days. The past 3 or 4 days I am peeing better than I have in years, no pain, and I do not have to get up in night but once at most.
I am to continue taking Jaylan until next week, but already have cut dose in half. He told me it takes a while to have the effects of the long term use of Jaylan (avodart and flomax) disappear.
Anyway, had I not had a case of prostatitus, there would have been little to the procedure other than it burned to pee which I was told to expect, the prostatitus however made it much more painful and I was getting up every hour or two at night.
So far, very pleased and will update if any changes and try to give a long term update. I do not think there are many BPH procedures where you can stop and have dinner just hours after the procedure. I was slightly sore sitting but no big deal.
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