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I m 62 and have suffered BPH for 20 years lately I've been noticing I have little feeling when peeing.

I saw a urologist and he tried a urolift without any drugs and it failed, he said I have a bend he couldn't get to where he needed to go into bladder because urolif tool wasnt flexible like his scope was when he checked me out at first, I would have to be put under Anastasia so I may as well get Green light.; ?I decided to go to Mayo Phoenix and get HOLEP, as you can see I'm a little scared and wonder if I should continue to live with big I would like feed back on HOLEP

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    First of all Is that doctor nuts  I think he is doing it because he want you to have the other procedure.  I had my urolift done over 2 years ago.  I was put out no problem  it worked great.  I would not do anything to my prostate that would cause any side effects.  Life is to short to have anything taking away  Have the urolift done  It works great  Ken
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    Urolift doesn't work in every case, mine included. Big waste and more problems than before. Good luck.

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      Urolift will work if the prostate is blocking the bladder.  They can pull it apart.  Some men may need only 2 implants  but some men need up to 8  I had 4 put in works great.  Was good in a week no meds and never got up at night.  I would do it again but put me to sleep before you start to mess around in my insides  Take care  ken
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    I had my HoLPE done last June 29th and could not be happier. You are in a good place at the Mayo in Phoenix as they have lots of experience with this procedure. As with any procedure experience counts alot. 
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    I agree with others on this treard, why at 52, years old would anyone do something that causes ANY sexual side effects? There are procedures that do not. I just dont think you will find them in the offerings of any urologist in practice. There is a lot better solution out there. 
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    Paul if I were you I wouldn't do a thing. The problems you might have after a procedure is much greater sometimes. 

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