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I am 58 and have had gradually increasing BPH symptoms for years due to my large prostate. I see my urologist every year mainly to screen for prostate cancer since my father had it.
Every year he asks about BPH symptoms . For the most part my symptoms are not very bad. I get up some nights to urinate and sometimes feel I don't empty my bladder completely but it isn't that bad.
At last years checkup he did a UroCuff test to measure my flow and said it was too low and suggested I consider Urolift or start taking Flomax. I opted for Flomax and have been taking it for almost a year. We did another UroCuff test after 3 months of Flomax and it was better.
I am wondering if I should go ahead and get the Urolift or maybe one of the other less evasive procedures (PAE, iTIND, etc.). He has only sugested Urolift and highly recommends that but I plan to ask about the other options at my next checkup.
My symptoms are not really that bad other than I need to urinate more and it takes longer than it used to. It would be nice to go longer without needing to urinate so I am thinking it may make sense to have something done.
Is Urolift the way to go these days? Is there another option I should strongly consider? Since my symptoms are not really bad should I just continue with Flomax for now?
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