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I am a 66 year old white guy in Houston, Texas. I have had BPH issues as long as I can remember. However, about a year ago, it got to the point that sometimes at night I wasn't sure I would even be able to pee at all. I was in constant fear of sooner or later having to go to the ER to be catherized.
?I was hoping to have the Urolift procedure as it claims to have good long lasting results with no diminished sexual issues. However, my BPH was primarily an enlarged middle lobe which ruled out the Urolift procedure. The reason being the colon is directly behind the middle lobe, so there is a risk of puncturing the colon with the Urolift stables.
?I was primarily looking for good long lasting results. The TURP procedure is the gold standard and at this point in my life, the expected loss of some sexual satisfaction was secondary to good urinary function.
?I had the procedure done in early January. Two months later, I can report I am able to urinate easily and forcefully. The stream starts easily and doesn't quit until my bladder is empty. I also can hold it longer without discomfort or urgency and I don't have to get up at night nearly as often. And surprisingly, I don't seem to have retrograde ejaculation. I've had no problems with getting an erection (never did) and while the orgasm isn't quite as toe curling as before, it is still quite acceptable.
All in all, it was a very positive experience for me.
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