Post Aquablation

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HI im interested to know of the outcome of any guys that have had this procedure, i had it 18 months ago and still have a weak stream not much better then before, should i have it again? or go with another method?. My psa was 3.25 after the operation is this normal as i thought it should drop?.

Thanks Grant.

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    Hi Grant

    I think we have exchanged messages before.

    I am due to have it done in two weeks, so I cannot answer your question but of course am very interested in the replies. What does the consultant say about it?

    I know that PSA of 3.25 is fine though.

    Cheers

    Mike

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      Hi well lots of luck i hope it goes well, maybe they have improved it a bit now and you will have a better outcome. The consultant seemed surprised it was reduced by only 20grms from 67grm so maybe that is the problem. it is a weak flow but i think the bladder emptys better then before im abroad so have not seen a consultant for a while. please let me know how you get on.

      Grant.

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      Grant,

      20 grams from 67 is a 30% drop which is not small. When did you get your PSA measured at 3.25 ? If you measure it too soon after the procedure it would be high. I don't know for sure but would guess it stays high for 3 to 6 months after a procedure. The aquablation procedure could stimulate the prostate more than some other procedures, because of the water blasting. 3.25 is not that high, above 4 is considered getting high. As to why it did not help much, could it have to do with enlarged median lobe, strictures in the urethtra, debree in your bladder plugging the outlet ? 18 months is long enough to show results. You may need a new set of tests, and maybe a second opinion.

      Good luck

      Thomas

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    Any interfering with the prostate can push the PSA score higher, I understand even cycling can do it. Depending on how close to the operation the test was taken might be a clue to why it was this level, your consultant should have explained this. You would need another test now things have settled down before having any concern. If you are in your 60's a score at that level is considered "normal".

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    You are the first person I have seen post on this forum who has actually had this procedure done. I was hoping to see some positive news, since I have heard about this procedure. Where did you have the procedure done?

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    Grant do you have Median lobe ? Seems a lot of these procedures are not effective if you have it. Although it does work sometimes so who knows?

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    Grant, what was your reason to choose this procedure because it's relatively new? There are many more well proven procedures out there.

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    HI to all, well no i did not have a median lobe i was going to have a Urolift but my dr here in the uk was very enthusiastic about this new procedure no retro and a quick recovery that i decided to try it, a quick recovery yes very good and as he said no retro also true at first there was an improvement at first but now back to symptoms of poor flow stop start etc.

    Grant.

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      Hi Grant

      How is it going now.

      I had it 5 days ago. Am concerned that my peeing has degraded in these few days after the op so it is painful, hard to start, with bad flow, and likely to leave lots in the bladder. But I hope this is a temporary glitch

      Mike

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      Hello, well lets hope for the best outcome, its not really worked for me but i am living in a hot country now so dont have to pee so much because of that i think!. it was like that with me at first then it improved for a few weeks then downhill im afraid good luck.

      Grant.

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      Hi

      Did you get any explanation/understanding of why it didn't work for you? I have found that it is often very difficult to get the man's attention to listen to my questions and even harder to get them answered!

      Best

      Mike

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      Well i have only seen him once since the operation 18 months ago, he seemed surprised at my flow test but noted that it was double the flow of before the op, he gave me an ultrasound expecting a reduction of about a half of the prostate, t was 67grm and was only reduced to 47grm he infered that this was the problem, as i did not want any more operations at that time we left it at that and now i really dont know what to do i can pee at least so hope its ok to carry on like this.

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