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I have a very enlarged prostate, 4x normal at 120 cc. I'm on Flomax. Considering a return to Finasteride. My PVR is 55 cc. I had two negative MP-MRIs this year (no lesions detected). I had an MRI guided biopsy in 2015 that was negative for cancer. My Uro says a Urodynamics study is not 100% mandatory for my case. However, would the Urodynamics give me enough information to determine if my bladder is being damaged? My Uro says my PVR is mild. My bladder wall is mildly thickened and distended. My concern with Urodynamics is this - and where I'm looking for help - Can a complication be the formation of scar tissue from the catheter? I sometimes go 4-5 hours without peeing, and good nights (praise God) means getting up only once all night (there are a few bad nights here and there, of getting up 3-4 times). I would hate to run the risk of getting a stricture from the procedure. The nurse told me the catheter is flexible and tiny. I don't know if that means less chance of a stricture. I had a very bad biopsy experience (I still have blood-discoloration in my semen) and that has impacted my quality of life. I would hate to run even a small risk of complication from a test I do not 100% need at this time. Any thoughts, advice, stories to share? Many thanks in advance.
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