post-Rezum RE (retrograde ejaculation)

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I'm 6-mos post-Rezum, but have seen little or no RE improvement; I stopped finasteride in mid-Nov, and alfozosin in mid-Oct; urinary symtoms completely resolved, but urologist indicates that I'm probably among small % of patients w/permanent RE, despite my having elected Rezum over TURP to avoid the problem. Just wondering if others have had similar experience.

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    Did you have Re before REZUM ? Hank
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    Have you tried ciallis? It seems is working well for me. I have been taking it along with avodart.
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    Stan.  Very sorry that you are having a problem with RE but there have been many of the men that have had RE from the Rezum procedure.  Doctors do said it's about 4% but after reading the post over the last year it seams to be 10 to 20%.  The ejaculatory duct's are blocked.  That's happen when the steam destroyed the tissue in the capsule of the prostate.  It does not know what is good tissue or bad.  I am not for sure but I think it can be un blocked you just have to fine a doctor to do it.  Take care  Ken  

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    I wouldn't say I'm quite all the way to RE, but I lost about 75% of what I had. Ejaculation amount is much smaller and us usually delayed for 5-20 seconds. Every once in awhile, I have a pretty normal one. Tends to be best on a second one within an hour or so.

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      I am happy for you in a way At least you were able it save something.  I will have to ask my doctor and look into it.  But I think it can be repaired if it is blocked over.  Have a good even my friend  Ken.  
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      " ... Tends to be best on a second one within an hour or so ... "  Asking rhetorically.  What happens if you take your time and focus on delaying your orgasm?

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      That can make it more intense if I focus on it, but it has no impact on how much or how quickly I ejaculate, which is completely random. Occasionally its like the pre-Rezum days, occasionally almost nothing comes out and most of the time about 5-% of what I used to ejaculate will emerge 5-15 seconds post orgasm. About half the time if I have a second orgasm within an hour, or sometimes as much as two, I ejaculate pretty normally.
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      No. Both my flow and partial RE have been unchanged for awhile. I had Rezum done over 2 years ago - the pee improvement was all it was going to be at about 6 months, it took about a year to get partial ejaculation back, but its been unchanged for over a year. Overall it was worth it - I lived my life around the bathroom prior to the procedure and I don't know/ IPSS score went from the low 30s to 16.

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      Both. If I waited too long I could get locked up and it would take several attempts over 30 minutes. I had to go every hour or tow at most. Middle of the night was really bad and I had a two or three retention episodes over a few years - fortunately I was prepared for self cathing when they happened.
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