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I'm lucky in that my insurance will pay for this, so unlike some, I do have a choice. I'm 50 (M), and feel like I've had benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) (enlarged prostate) for years already, but a recent urinary infection definitely caught my attention.
Found a laser surgeon specialist assuming he would just do it quickly, but (sensibly) he put me on CEFUROXIME AXETIL antibiotics to clear the infection first, along with Alfuzosin + Solifenacin to help with pre-existing BPH (I have been to same hospital about BPH a year ago - so the doctor can see it was a pre-existing condition from before the infection). Need to see this doctor again tomorrow.
So, the drugs have improved the pre-existing chronic symptoms (passing water, unable to empty most of it out, always feeling like I want to go, not being able to start peeing) - they have probably taken me back 10 years, to aged 40 - when things were more manageable - albeit far from perfect.
Question: I don't want to have to take these drugs for the rest of my life - if I find a surgeon who does laser surgery, and have an insurance company to cover this, then if anyone can appreciate these symptoms - surely I get it done under general anesthetic right? Minimal risk from what I understand. Any thoughts appreciated following this first post of mine, especially from long term users of Alfuzosin + Solifenacin .
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