Has anyone had these symtons. With urine flow.

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I am 71 and take water tablets for heart failure, my bph is 165 and my doctor advised that I take Tamsuloin to help my prostate.

Now the question , my flow is very good but about every 4-6 weeks I notice that it starts to slow, within 2 hours or so it is just a dribble,this lasts for about 6-8 hours and then suddenly it goes back to normal.My penis hurts but not to much when I go whilst dribbling and it feels like I am trying to force something out, I have had an ultrasound on my kidneys and bladder , and everything was ok . anyone else had the same?

Many Thanks

George.

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    Tamulosin was offered to me when I was peeing TOO often. I stopped when I found it had a discouraging effect on my sexual activity. Subsequently I have had a PAE to reduce the size of my prostate (then 130cc), Nine moths later, and it seems to have brought my peeing back to normal. I am 76.

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      Hi Alan

      Whats the volume of your prostate after the PAE?

      When did you have the PAE?

      I had a PAE 12 months ago , in Durban SA,and its not as effective as I'd hoped.

      I need to reduce liquid intake in the evenings or be having to get up 6 x of a night to pee.

      If I reduce liquid intake, I end up being very thirsty at night.

      In the morning from say 10 am till 1pm I need to pee every hour as I have a constant feeling of the need to pee

      My prostate was apparently 102 cm3 as measured on an MRI scan.

      Any comments would be welcome - I need to decide on whether a second PAE will do anything or whether should have it fixed by surgery

      Kind Regards

      Mr President

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      Hello Mr President

      My prostate before the PAE in June 2018 was on a 3T MRI 130 and I was getting up 5 or 6 times per night. When I went for a 3 month check I was told that the CT Scan estimated the prostate was +/-100. I am getting up on average once per night. I go for another check-up next week. I do not know what quantity in cl I pass; I had never thought that I could or why,

      I reduce coffee and wine input as both diuretics. I suppose I might drink around 1 litre of water per day.

      I had the PAE at a private clinic in Katowice, Poland and would certainly use the vascular radiologist, Dr Ludyga again if needed

      Good luck

      Alan

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    George, I'm 74 years old. I have been taking Tamsulosin for several years. I started taking one per day and now take two - one in the AM & one in the PM because one wasn't getting the job done. All is well now. I noticed that if I miss a dose I can experience some of the symptoms you describe - specifically the dribbling & urgency - the pain not so much. Also, if I eat certain foods (like too much Caffeine / Coffee or Soda's or Alcohol / Wine) this can also trigger an episode. Then I just stop the Caffeine / Alcohol & go to Cranberry Juice & Alkaline Water for a few days & the symptoms improve in a 2 to 3 days. Certainly I'm very concerned about the Tamsulosin - I hate that I have to take the stuff. But, I haven't heard of a single procedure that gives me any confidence and I looked into just about all of them. And, when one reads some of the horror stories on this site plus my friends and the number of people who have had to have a REDO in X months, I'm not feeling sufficiently enthused for that risk quite yet. And, yes I have tried other meds like Avodart - Dutasteride etc.. - Tamsulosin seems to be the only things that has works for me - so for now I stick with it - in spite of it's side effects.

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      Hey Ronk,

      Is Alkaline Water different than soda water? Just wondering how alkaline water helps the prostate and do you know of any studies to show it's effectiveness (other than personal experience)?

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      No - Alkaline water is not like soda at all. It is simply highly purified water with enhanced Minerals & Electrolytes. Alkaline water has a higher pH level than regular drinking water. Because of this, advocates of alkaline water believe it can neutralize the acid in your body. Normal drinking water generally has a neutral pH of 7. Alkaline water typically has a pH of 8 or 9. The stuff I use is usually 8.8 but I have been known to go to as high as 9.2 - depending on the severity of the UT problem. It does not contain a bunch of other inflamatory chemicals (like Chlorine) normally found in typical tap or bottled water. I find that it helps reduce my urinary tract inflamation. I try my best to use it as much as possible - but using it 100% of the time is sometimes impossible - like when I'm traveling, going to restaurants or on the golf course etc. But, when I know I have a severe problems I have been known to take it with me on the golf course or into restaurants. I buy it at my local super market - usually pay about $4 per gallon. I hope that helps.....

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    Did they tell you from the ultrasound what the size of your prostate is? Is there an "activity" that you do every 4 to 6 weeks which might happen to coincide with the timing of this symptom such as going out and drinking with your buddies or doing a bike marathon…?

    I know this would be close to impossible, but it would be nice if you could get an ultrasound or MRI at the time when the symptoms are occurring.

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      Good points, I was wondering if alcohol is the culprit as I must say that I did stop after Christmas ,but when I started again the problem came back,I drink about 2 double vodka and orange a night , do you happen to know if fresh beetroot has the same effect,as I eat 2 each morning,but I read that this can cause a problem, haven't eaten any for about six weeks.

      Many Thanks For Your Reply.

      George.

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      George I have no idea on the beet root - never used it. I love drinking wine (Cabernet, Merlot & Sparkling wines - like Mascato 's). Although there are positives with the Red Wine anti oxidants, I find that if I exceed one glass 3 or 4 times a week- my urinary system lets me know about it - immediate inflamation = immediate problems. I can usually get the problem under control with Cranberry Juice & Alkaline Water. If I allow it to persist it has resulted in a typical BPH Symtoms & could also possibly lead to a UTI. But, as long as i jump on it asap - cranberry juice, Cranberry chewables, alkaline water & Vesicare I can usually get it cleared up on my own in a few days.

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      Hi Ronk 25 thanks for your messages,I don't see my GP till the 18,are you ok for me to contact you about the results.

      Many Thanks

      George.

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    George,

    When you say your bph is 165 is that the size of your prostate ? If so, that is a large prostate, although a large size does not always cause symptoms. There are other tests you can have done, like flow rate, post void residual, DRE, cystoscopy. You should probably see a Urologist rather than a General Practitioner. There are also other other drugs you can try similar to Tamsulosin, like Alfuzosin and Cialis. If the symptoms progress and get intolerable you can learn self catheterization, (CIC).

    Thomas

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