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For the sake of anonimity I´ll not disclose the name of the RI doctor nor
the country which I have done my procedure.
After a lot of research and medical examinations I decided to try a PAE for my BPH problems that last 10 years.
My prostate was said to weigh 154 grs, but after a T3-MRI it was 122 grs.
After the procedure I began to have a painful burning urination which lasts until today. I had a burning feeling at perineum region and lower
abdomen during 10 days. My faeces were hot and burn.
Blood in urine and faeces for three days. Today if I walk for one hour,
blood drops flow in the beginning of urination, and if I stay at home without walking, I became constipated which causes blood in faeces.
Doctor said that some patients takes longer to heal completely (2 or 3 months).
One day before the procedure, my doctor said that PAE, have good sucess rates, but sometimes it can present unexpected symptoms in patients, but radiologists don´t know why !!!!
He told me about a lawyer that has had urine retention episodes, and after a PAE, he experienced a good urine flow in the first day after the procedure, without any bad symptoms.
Although my urine flow improved, seems to me that, unfortunately, I am in the "bad outcomes" side. I still wake up 4 to 6 times at night to pee (urgency and frequency)
I paid US$ 14.000 for the procedure, and I would like to give an advice to all:
PAE actually still presents some challenges to radiologists. If I had to choose I´ll go for a HOLEP. Remember, some times it has not to do with the PAE technique, but with your own body, because RIs don´t know for sure what happens after it.
I don´t have bladder of median lobe problems, but even so, I had bad symptoms after the procedure.
I think that PAE, actually, is not completely safe for some people, but I´m quite sure that, in five years, it will become a very good option for people with BPH problems.
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