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Hi, I've been on tamulosin and dutasteride for some 10 years and without them I would be unable to pee. At the age of 66 I am becoming stressed with getting up 4 to 7 times most nights and had a blockage two years ago. Ive had my psa checked at 3,8 and had a MRI scan which showed a prostate size of 70 grams. The consultant wrote a letter recommending me for green lazer but then, 4 weeks later, the consultant who would do the op says he wants to test me for nocturna and then delay things even more by doing more tests. Im not happy about this and feel he is stalling me for what ever reason. I had a period where I was peeing more volume at night but generally Im doing pees of between 100 to 220 day and night, so the consultant has seemingly used this short period of peeing more at night as a reason to get me on a hormone to reduce volume at night. This will delay things by about 6 weeks and then he wants to do other tests. I was so astonished that he was taking this tac, that I couldn't bring myself to ask what these further tests would be for. The meeting was one sided and I felt like he thought I had just started with BHP.
I'm just at a loss as to why one consultant recommended green lazer and then the actual green lazer consultant then wants to do these other tests. I feel that after 10 years of taking tam. and dutast I am only going to do more permanant damage to kidneys and Bladder and am annoyed that I am being seemingly stalled, Ive also had a dizzy spell about a year ago which Ive since realized could be the affects of the two pills Im taking. This lasted for about a week and was very scary as it felt like I was dropping through the floor.
I've raised my concerns with the first doctor and am waiting to see what the outcome will
be. If not satisfied one possibiltiy is too ask for another opinion from another consultant, different hospital, which Im loath to do but Im losing trust in the doctor who is seemingly stalling me.
I'm at my wits end and as well as not sleeping well, Im fretting over this incident.
I just wondered what other readers think about this.
On the same topic can one buy these self catheters on line or in a chemist and can one learn to self catheterise on line?
Thanks in anticipation
This is my first post, I think, even though I had joined 6 years ago possibly because of my BHP. Also, please excuse any spelling mistakes as its 4am in the morning and I just wanted to get this on paper.
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