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Good afternoon, all,
I am fairly new to this world. I'm about 50. I've been reading through this forum about all the different interventions available to treat BPH. I had no idea there were so many options out there.
The last couple of years, I've slowly experienced worsening symptoms. I went from sleeping through the night up until a couple of years ago to waking up to use the bathroom once or twice a night a few times a week...and have had an uptick in that recently. I am looking for a urologist so I can get a start can figure out a proper diagnosis. Are there any specific questions I should ask from the start? Is there a standard treatment hierarchy that most urologists go through? Are most of the options like PAE, HoLEP, FLA, and others usually reserved for those who have tried several different medications first?
Mainly...what advice would you give to someone who is just starting this journey? What do you wish you knew when you first started?
Thanks so much.
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