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Dr.say's my prostate has gone up into my bladder and I would only have a fifty /fifty chance of a successful operation.Any good alternatives out there?

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    Consider PAE. I had a pae by dr bagla earlier this year and have done great since. No risk of impotence or incontinence! He is the most experienced at this in the US
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      Hi Sam19730

      Congratulations for your successful PAE. Kindly answer the following questions:

      1- Have you also had your prostate gone into the bladder (median lobe protrusion).

      2- For how long you have suffered from BPH symptoms ?

      3- How fast you got your symptoms relieved?

      4- How soon after PAE you resumed sex

      5- Is your ejaculation same or better after PAE

      6- Have you given up all BPH meds

      Regards

      FJ

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    Great question re median lobe protrusion.  The incidence of success of the PAE (and many other procedures) in such cases is much, much lower.
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      I had a large median lobe and it worked well. I don't remember hearing that it doesn't work as well for this. Dr bagla can give an opinion on this better than me

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      I think it's fairly well established.  The PAE works much better for those with large prostates but not those w/ an enlarged median lobe.  If yours worked well w/ an enlarged median lobe, I think it would have been even more successful had you not had that condition.  When I was shopping around both Dr. Isaacson and Dr. Bagla gave me much lower possibility of success because I had an enlarged median lobe.

      I agree that it would be interesting to hear from the docs and see if anything has changed since then (about 1 1/2 - 2 years ago).

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      My Urologist said that the same company that developed the UroLift was working on something to fix an enlarged median lobe,maybe in 6 months so I opted to wait and see.That was Fri.November 20.This getting old thing is getting old.Arlington.
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      Agreed!!!  Before this happended, I though 60 was the new 40!

      That sounds very encouraging.  Please update us if you hear anything further.

      Best of luck!

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      Hi Jack08693

      Good news about Utolift.

      Do you if it would work for people who have done PAE and it didn't work because of Median lobe?

      FJ

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    Hi. My prostate had started to grow into the bladder which meant using a self-insert catheter didn't work well so I had a supra-pubic catheter for 3 months which worked well. I then had HoLep which has been 100% successful. So, find a good urologist who understands all the options and consider HoLep if feasible.

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      Hi dai12345

      Congratulations. Where did you have your HOLEP and how good it was the result?

      FJ

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