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I have been having problems urinating for some time now. This takes the form of slow flow (sometimes very slow but it varies), some discomfort at times (not pain exactly, or soreness) when urinating.
I don't need to get up in the night and have no problems with bladder control. On occasions I feel a need to go shortly after finishing urinating but not regularly. I am fairly sure I am emptying my bladder.
I was referred to a consultant who did an ultrasound (external) scan of the area and a digital rectal exam. He showed me the scan and said I have an enlarged prostate, probably benign and booked me in for a cystoscopy in preparation for a TURP. No other suggestion was made.
I had the cystoscopy which was very painful and he saw me in the recovery area for a few minutes but I don't remember much of the conversation.
After two months I had heard nothing and chased it at the hospital. Eventually they told me that the forms had not been signed and they dealt with it and sent them off.
The next letter I got was a date for the TURP procedure with no appointment to discuss it with the consultant before.
I have arranged a consultation with him but having read a lot on this forum am not very happy about proceeding.
It seems that my symptoms are not as bad as any of those I have seen on the forum and wonder if TURP is a bit "overkill" in my case.
I would be very grateful for any advice anyone can give me.
I am sorry about the length of this post.
Thank you very much,
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