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Note: I made a long post Sunday morning and got a message saying it needed to be "moderated" but it never showed up. This time I will cut it into smaller segments.
Section 1: I had a TURP on 2/20. Here's is some background data: 70 years old, BMI 21.6, BPH symptoms for 7 or 8 years and bladder spasms for almost 20 years. On doxazosin for 5 or 6 years (gave me retro-no big deal). Prostate not large (est. 50g) but with a large median lobe protruding into my bladder. Flow was poor and PVR was 60ml. I generally got up twice per night unless I drank a lot after dinner. Daytime frequency was my biggest complaint which made traveling sometimes inconvenient. I rarely passed up a chance to use the restroom! I had two prior transurethral surgeries to remove bladder tumors (one cancerous, one not). In the last 18 months, I have had a prostate biopsy (negative) and 4 cystoscopies and none caused me any undue discomfort. Despite this, I consider myself to be in pretty good health!
After doing a considerable amount of research, I decided I was more comfortable sticking with my regular urologist (30 years experience) than traveling to someone who does a different procedure that may or may not produce better results. My doctor uses what I believe is the currently popular version of the TURP, i.e., bipolar (in saline), loop electrode to start and then a plasma button to smooth out the surface and cauterize any bleeders. The surgery was scheduled for 1:45.
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