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Hello all, I'm 54 years old and I've had BPH for 12 years. Up until the last 6 months, things were annoying but not so bad. Recently, I've been peeing very slowly and retaining fluid etc... I can't say things aren't horrible but now I'm getting up more often at night. Mostly once but twice a lot... I'm not complaining after reading about guys on this site who get up 6 to 8 times a night. my change has been mostly with the stream... I had a flow test and the qmax was an 8. My Uro said im peeing like an 80 yr old man...I also had a ultrsound recently and I have a large median lobe and the prostate was about 55 grams. He said my median lobe was like a ball pushing up into my bladder and bladder neck... Anyway, I've looked at all the procedures that I could find not wanting to take any of the drugs. My Uro was pushing rappaflow and finisteride. I want to do something now before it gets a lot worse because I know it's headed there. I'm interested in what everyone has to say. I've looked at the Gat Goren procedure and to be honest, it seems to have solved the underlying cause of BPH. The backflow from spermatic veins into the prostate makes a lot of sense as the cause for the enlargement. The problem is it doesn't look like anybody besides Gat Goren is doing it and it's very expensive. I've been reading about since 2009 and the treatment hasn't taken off around the world. I have no idea why. If I had the 20 to 25k. I think I would do that but given my not so horrible codition right now and my lack of funds for the operation, I can wait until it's more widespread(which may never happen)or consider something else. I checked with Dr Bagla's office recently and the PAE operation will be covered 100 percent by my insurance, so I'm leaning in that direction. FLA looks fantastic. No blocking anything off, no beads just precision ablation with minimum side effects...But it's 20k... Now there's another treatment on the horizon..PEMF.. It looks promising but years away. So, I'm leaning toward PAE and I figure I can still do one of these other treatments in the future if it doesn't work out or lasts only a few years... I'm pretty sure doing PAE doesn't preclude any other type of treatment in the future...like the Gat Goren procedure or FLA...My gut feeling is I should get the PAE done now even though I'm not as bad as other guys... But, I'm obviously not sure.
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