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Good Morning All
I have not seen much on any of the procedure for BPH on the site. For a while we were seeing a lot.
Over the last year we have seen many new ones and you still have some of the old stand buy hanging on. These are mostly done by doctors that are set in there way and do not want to learn anything new.
A man has the right to have the best treatment he feel he need that will fix his problem but there have been men on the site that had to have more then one because the first one did not do the job.
When a men is looking for a procedure he needs to find a doctor that care enough to listen about his concerns. Being we are all different we all have different concerns. I think it also has to do with age.
BPH can hit a man of any age from 30 to 70. I have dealt with it at 55. I have a brother that is 77 and has had no problem.
When picking a procedure a man in his 30's will have different concerns then a man in his 70's most of the time. Are you looking to just pee better do you have concerns about your sex life and are you willing to give up your ejaculation.
All this has to be taking into any decision on what procedure you pick. A good doctor will tell you to start looking at less evasive procedure these are the ones that will cause less side effects.
Procedures that cause the less amount of side effects are Urolift.....MidLift.....PAE.....Rezum. These procedures do that by not cutting away at the prostate.
Procedures that cause more side effects are any Turps done with a Loop or a Laser. You also have Holep and then you go into Simple Robotic Prostatectomy and a Prostatectomy which remove the prostate when you have cancer. There are also some others that are new that I will not go into but they cause the same side effects has a Turp. These procedures are just a Turp done in different ways.
When picking a doctor you need to look at all the procedures that he does If there is something that you want and he does not do you need to move on and not be talked into something you are not ready for. Just get all the information you can. Another thing talk with any of the patients that have had the procedure and see how they came out.
I'm only going to say a few things on the Rezum procedure because that is the last procedure that the site has been talking about.
A lot of the men have had a long healing time and the procedure was very painful. I get video's and information on procedure every week this week it was on the Rezum
The steam is giving in a injection at 70 Celsius which is 158 Fahrenheit. The doctor that was talking about this said that it cooks the prostate tissue. Did you also know that at 131 Fahrenheit causes second degree burns and at 162 Fahrenheit the human tissue is destroyed so they are just under that.
The reason I'm telling you guys this is because maybe this is why it is so painful and the pain will continue for months sometime. Cooking the tissue. You guy's must know that if you have ever had a burn you know it hurts like you know what. In any of the booklets on Rezum it tell you nothing about this.
I think this is enough for now. Just be aware of what you pick because you are the one that will have to deal with the side effects not the doctor he just moves on.
With Christmas in the next 2 week I wish you all a happy holiday and try on that day not to think of your problems. Just for that day enjoy your family
Merry Christmas & Happy New Years...........................................Ken
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