Prostate BPH - FLA in Houston UPDATE

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It is now 8 weeks since my FLA operation in Houston.  Things could not be better. I have a good healthy stream and I have started to sleep right through the night without having to get up to pee. This is something that has not happened for so long that I thought getting up 6 or 7 times was normal.  There has been no collateral damage whatsoever; no retrograde, no incontinence and no ED.  It's almost as if I never had BPH.  I wish everyone good luck in their own personal search for a remedy.

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    Congratulations. You are so fortunate.  I,on the other hand , am 12 weeks post classic TURP and am still struggling with having to pee every 1 to 2 hours during daytime.  I can sleep 4 hours uninterrupted although I was actually sleeping through the night before surgery. I still bleed lightly after a jog. I have been told that I have post op inflamed muscles of the bladder and prostate and simply have to wait.
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    Congratulations Peter.  Definitely count your blessings.  Many here would gladly change their conditions for yours, including me.  Cheers!!
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    I also had FLA and A BPH procedure done on June 3rd in Galveston by Dr Walser. Am also peeing better than I have in yrs. was on flomax fir several yrs but dont need it anymore. Just wish Humana would have paid. But I knew they wouldnt going in. Would pay it all over again for procedure. Just pray that mri in Dec will be clear
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    Glad to hear you're doing well peter. Did you use Dr K? If so I'm curious I think J12080 had a much larger prostate than yours when he had his done by Dr K. Did you have ED prior to FLA? If so has it improved post FLA?

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    Superb case history.  Were the benefits progressive over those 8 weeks, or almost immediate ?
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      The benefits were progressive and seemed slow at first. I had 13 ablations, which is basically burning the prostate 13 times. There is much trauma and internal bruising which takes time to repair. I had to use a catheter for 2 weeks after the operation.  To be honest for the first month you wonder whether you have done the right thing, but from there on things get better and better. The operation was expensive but I have no regrets and now I feel it was worth every penny.  I suspect this will eventually become the gold standard it is so accurate thanks to the MRI. Every ablation is set up with the MRI
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