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You start looking up prostate information. You end up confused-atleast I do.
I have an enlarged prostate. I also have type 2 diabetes. It's well under control . I'm in shape, not over weight, A1c 6.5 I have to get up ONLY when I am lying down-no other time.
My MD says enlarged prostate. Urologist says overactive bladder caused by type 2 diabetes. Urologist says target is 2 times get up at night. Prescribes oxybutyn. Prescription makes things worse.
My questions: Why problem ONLY when I am lying down-supine position. I also sweat profusely & get dry mouth. You look up information on Internet-says trouble at night is "nocturia" OK Doctor says enlarged prostate BPH? Urologist is wrong. Not diabetes. Only have problem in supine position. Also-I forgot-take Finesteride & tamulsin.
How come ONLY in supine position? How come doctors are seemingly dumb. ONLY happens in supine position? Autonomic bladder? None of them mention that possibility. In case you hadn't figured out-I am really aggravated I cannot get any kind of straight answer from so called professionals.
Doctor says I need the Green light laser brcause my prostate is enlarged. Board Cerified Columbia University graduate urologist-I'm not sure what he knows.
So does Enlarged prostate cause night time voiding problems-even when you take all suggestions(don't drink at night etc etc) If enlarged prostate causing problems at night-why not during the day or when I sit or on my feet.
If brain cultimately controls all of this difficulty at night-why should an enlarged prostate not cause same problem during the day. Why does Internet say "nocturia" is the nighttime problem but not even hint what the cause might be? I see no chain of event causation other then brain getting wrong signal when I am in supine position(my theory).
Anyone have any ideas??!!! My doctors sure don't! Neither is the internet particularly helpful. It is so frustrating-no getting anykind of intelligent answer from anyone. Almost as maddening as the condition itself! And these fools don't understand that "I don't know" is a perfectly good answer. It tells me to look elsewhere! Any help would be greatly appreciated! Pointers-possibilities-no response too strange. Thanks!
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