how many times do you get up with enlarged prostate for a wee ?

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how many times do you get up with enlarged prostate for a wee ?

Only ask because i was told i have an enlarged prostate but not to enlarged and now have a PSA every 6 months. But some nights i get up once in 6 hours and others i get up 4 times in 6 hours.

I did read you can get medication to reduce the size of your prostate to help stop you getting up so often ?

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    Hey John.  Yes there are meds you can take to make the prostate smaller.  A few men on the site has taking Duodart.  Ask your doctor.  Also you have to watch your drinking at night. Try to stay away from coffee and tea.  Take care  Ken
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      Thanks will ask next time i go, i don't have a drink after 10 and go to sleep at 2 but still get up sad

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      Not sure about 6 months now but some nights more than others. List below of problems in last 2 years was fit and healthy before this.

      Emphysema

      acid reflux

      liver problems

      gallstones

      prostate problems

      geographic tongue

      epididymis

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    Keep a food/drink diary

    Some foods will have to b deleted

    Alcohol did it for me.

    Avoid all drugs as long as control can b exercised

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      Ok thanks but i don't frink after 10 and have my last wee about 2 when i go to sleep.

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     The problem with an enlarged prostate is that it pinches on your urethra,  shrinking the diameter, so that when your bladder gives you the urge to urinate you do not empty fully.   This can cause several problems like frequency of urination during the night, leakage when you urinate during the day, urgency to have to go to the bathroom in the middle of your day and other issues. Urologists treat an enlarged prostate with a drug called finasteride.  This shrunk my prostate but my urethra was still too narrow and I elected to have the  UROLIFT procedure this past Tuesday.  I’m 67 and in superb, top 1%, health. The procedure was a breeze and now four days later I have virtually no symptoms. After the procedure the urologist advised me not to have any strenuous activity for 2 to 3 weeks.  Once the symptoms of BPH occur, they don’t get better without medication or some sort of treatment.
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      Yes that is true Rick.  I had the Urolift done 2 1/2 years ago because my prostate was closed.  Making the prostate smaller will relieve the pressure on the bladder and help you go better.  With any meds you take you have to check the side effects...Ken
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      The major issue is the impinged urethra.  That doesn’t get bigger with a smaller prostrate.  Hence the UROLIFT. Knowing side effects can sometimes be a self-filling prophecy. If you have severe symptoms, it’s best to start the medication and then discuss symptoms with your urologist if you discover any. Your urologist should know about your health history and should know before hand if any medication is contra indicated.  
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      Yes if the urethra is not open enough you will have some problem.  But you have to watch your doctor and see how caring he is.  Some they just want to go in and start cutting away.  That does not take care of the problem all the time.  It will cause more problems.  Having a good doctor helps a lot  Take care  ken
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      Ok will find out but i don't have any urgency and cal old it for ages without going, but it's the feeling knowing i want one that makes just go.

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    I think you should see a urologist.  I have had similar problems that you describe.  Mine became progressively worse each year.  There are several medications that may help.  I was prescribed Flowmax (Tamsulosin) a little over a year ago.  It is a muscle relaxer.  It was becoming less effective, and I was referred to a urologist 6 months ago.  It turns out that I was not emptying my bladder and that it had stretched out.  I was retaining 1.5 litres of urine after voiding.

    My urologist put me on finasteride (Proscar), which is supposed to shrink the prostate.  I am still on both meds.  However, in order to empty my bladder, I have to self catheterize 4 times per day.  I currently have no natural voids.  It is not as bad as it sounds, but I do hope to regain the ability to void naturally.  Time will tell.

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      I have seen urologist it was them who told me i had an enlarged prostate, but just told me to have a PSA every 6 months. i also have Epididymitis that i have antibiotics for twice but keep getting allergy from them so stop taking them.
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      First i had Trimethoprim 200mg tablets - 84 tablet - take one twice daily

      And the last ones i tried was Ofloxacin 200mg tablets - 28 tablet - take one tablet twice daily

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      First one 6 months ago was Serum prostate specific antigen level 3.4 ug/L [< 3.5]

      And the one i had last week was Serum prostate specific antigen level 2.8 ug/L [< 3.5]

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      Just filled a form in and took wee sample and then did the finger test, which left me uncomfortable and had blood in my Semen for a days or so after.
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      Before I had laser surgery on my prostate my PSA was 9.8 now it is 0.74. Large prostate equals high PSA.
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      I had mine done the day after sex and was told your not meant to ? but it's gone down since my last one.

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      Any doctor in the US can do the finger test.  I would have expected the urologist to have done more - at least an ultrasound of your bladder to see if you are retaining urine. I guess that's what you get with national health in the UK. If you are having to go alot, you may not  be emptying your bladder.  That was my problem, and as a result, my bladder became distended.  I am now emptying my bladder with a catheter 4 times a day, including before going to bed each night, and I now sleep uninterrupted.  It's not the optimal solution, but something I can live with.

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      NHS is rubbish so many cut backs, i don't even get help with my Emphysema just left to it.

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      The NHS are usually quite good on initial examinations, flow tests and scans for retention. Much of the time the initial appointments are with a specialist urology nurse. The problem is that in some parts of the country they would rather your GP out drugs than have the cost of any operation on their budget. Then we have the backward areas who live in the land of TURP
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      Derek just curious why you think TURP backward?

      If Uro who has done 1000's TURP tells you he can guarantee success but with RE isnt that assurity?

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      You are hardly in the centres of Excellence.. You might be better seeing Doc Martin.

      For our American friends he is a doctor in a TV series set in Cornwall. 

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      It is now a dated and still bloody procedure with dangers and a long recovery time. Since 2002 there have been several new laser procedures and now Urolift, PAE and others. He is not keeping up with technology. Does a farmer plough with horses or use a tractor?  
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      Your right it rubbish here, doc martin could be better your right.

      Where is the best place for care in UK

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      Never heard bad reports from the mortuary on Facebook . Just got to smile and keep taking the tablets, there are others worse than us unfortunately.
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      I got the Scottish NHS to refer me to Newcastle Freeman hospital for GL laser surgery when they  were doing trial of it in 2004.They now do GL and Holep.

      Southampton is very good for new procedures. They were one of the first to do PAE..

       

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      Western, Edinburgh now doing Robotic Surgery which I would prefer as a friend of mine went in for it at 7am on a Monday and walked out with me next day on the Tuesday lunch time to go home with no pain.
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      When I was going therein 2004  they were only doing TURP and said that I was wearing rose tinted glasses if I thought that GL in Newcastle was a better procedure. 
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      Top  If a Urologist tell you he has done 1000's Turp but you are going to have RE.  Like Derak said.  He does not know any other procedure and he does not want to learn.  Why should we have to give up anything.  And also the doctor can tell you anything he does not know what is going to happen until the surgery is done.  You can end up with more problem then you can deal with.....Now if you get a doctor that will tell you I have done 1000 Turps and I can guarantee no problems at all.  Tell them no  and walk out the door.  There is no guarantee in any procedure where they start cutting away at your body and don't give a care what happen after.  Your just a number on there belt  Have a great day  Ken  

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      The Western seems to be highly spoken about now and the top man knows his job, but as a result I think is being swamped with work. Desperately have to make contact tomorrow as still can't get catheter in, urine is stinking even with A/B's and can get a slight dribble out but think it is building up, will have to go easy on liquids today. Did sleep well last night as new drug to me Gabapentin is helping.

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      Good morning.  I am so sorry that your having a problem.  I know you have a a lot going on in the last few years.  Is there not a hospital close to you that maybe they can help.  I hate to see anyone in pain and not sleeping right.  Please if you can go so they can help you  God Bless  Ken
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      Ken, I have been on Active Surveillance for about 5 years now, but then after a TURP ,the local hospital Professor Consultant said he could do nothing for my Prostatitis which had developed, so I ended up paying to get a second opinion in Edinburgh from a Professor who said he could help. After a battle with Health Authority here they agreed for them to see me. Now all they will do here is ram a catheter in and ask what is happening in Edinburgh, so it will be better going direct, only 1.5 hours from here. If the urine infection was cleared the blockage will go. What is not helping is I am waiting for a new knee, likely to be 12 months in the end, but the other is collapsing with the extra weight, but they will not touch me if I have an infection. As I have said before I don't think I will be safe until the Prostate is removed, and in Edinburgh he said when we first met that he would not take a healthy Prostate out but he could justify mine as Cancer was in it , but not growing from previous MRI scans. I would also like to see Infectious Diseases there as Prof told me that they had good people, here I have had two sessions of 28 days to hospital for IV A/B's which cleared it for 2 to 3 months only.

      David

      David.

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      David are you getting the infections from the prostatitis.  It's a shame that they will not help.  Why does it take so long to have anything done over there.  To me it seams like there giving you the run around.  Are you on anything to get rid of the infections.  I don't think removing the prostate will help because the prostatitis is in the whole groin area. They need to get rid of that now not let it get worst.  I am sorry that your going through this again.  I had a long talk with my urologist I was a little mad at him.  I should have had antibiotics after I had the scope done which he did not order.  I went home on Friday and ended up back in on Saturday with a kidney infection and my bladder was inflamed.  I was giving IV antibiotics 500 CC of whatever it was Ran through in 2 minutes and then was giving it again 24 hours later.  I don't remember if you do CIC.  If you do maybe a smaller catheter would relieve the pressure I hate to see you not get any sleep.  All I can say is keep calling them to get something done maybe they can get the knee done faster.  Work I guess on one thing at a time.  The infection needs to go and go now.  Take care  please let us know what is going on.  God bless you  Ken  

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      Ken, The infection always starts at the Prostate and it then makes the Prostate swell into the bladder, I know this because I have had an indwelling catheter in with no sign of infection, and had it taken out and then the samples were infected again.  Also get infections in my Penis and that is to be circumsized when they do other work. My reasoning is if Prostate is removed my bladder won't block so won't need catheters. I have the very flexible catheters which curl up to go in my pocket and normally can get past my Prostate. Advice was given if infected use catheter last thing at night to fully empty bladder, but can't even get it in this morning. Able to pass some now by natural voiding coming out in dribbles. Any work done on anyone with infections should be covered by A/B and Dentist gave us plenty for our implants on Friday.  Slept better last night as now on Gabapentin instead of Amitryptylene which was giving me a Dry Mouth.   Yes I am getting the run around ever since I asked for a second opinion and probably there is a secret code on my files in Hospital.   I think when you are upright in the day time then I don't think anything gets back to the Bladder, but when lying down and seated I think urine can move about possibly to the Prostate or fluids from there go to the Bladder. Anybody else think the same >

      David

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