Prostate massage using electricity?

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Hi all,

I was wondering if anyone has experienced a prostate massage with the use of electricity? I have been dealing with symptoms for 3 years and had all sorts of treatments and meds but nothing has worked. In desperation I recently emailed a number of professors in the UK (NHS) and basically begged someone to give me a prostate massage to test the fluid. A great Professor by the name of Shriprasad replied and said he would like to meet me. We went through all my paperwork, past tests etc and he told me the massage and fluid test would be the best thing for me.

I have been told that I will be knocked out and a rod using electricity will be inserted to the prostate. At the same time I will have another cystocopy (spelling?). The fluid can then be tested etc.

I have been put on tamsolusin in the meantime to help with the urine flow but I am 33 years old and still have issues around urinating, speculation and burning.

I would be interested in hearing if this is normal and has anyone else gone through this?

thanks in advance

Danny

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    Hi Daniel,

    I have never heard of that.

    First, you would probably want to get a 3T MRI which would determine whether or not the size and shape of your prostate is causing the problems/blockage, etc. - which, of course, would not be helped by electricity.

    Best of luck!

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      Thanks for the reply. I have had an MRI and was told I have a tender but normal sized prostate? I am a little worried about this massage now but feel I have no other options.

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    About 25 years ago I had a prostate/UTI infection and the doctor pushed on my prostate to get a sample. My prostate was very tender and I cried out in pain. Since then, I've been wondering why ejaculating and collecting the discharge isn't enough for collecting a sample. I guess there is a time factor since doctor's need to move on to the next patient, but a guy could go into the bathroom and then hand the sample to a nurse. But I guess this wouldn't work if the Dr wants to view the specimen under a microscope right away.

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      Rdemyan,

      I think they could do as you suggest to get a sample, but they also want to do a DRE to feel the prostate for lumps, and also see if pressure on the prostate causes pain, an indication of prostate infection. They also want to massage it because it is a good therapy for the prostate.

      I had it done when I was 22 many years ago.

      As far as the electricity goes I have not heard of it before, but might be worth trying. Let us know the results.

      Thomas

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      Hi bud,

      I have done three semen samples which i done myself in a toilet and gave into the docs. All 3 tests came back negative. Tell a lie, the second one came back with ecoli which was cleared up with antibiotics as the third test was clear.

      My symptoms are really having an effect on my mental wellbeing now. Sore tip, slow urine flow, slight clear discharge, burning after urinating and uncomfortable after sex. All Sexual health checks clear. MRI clear. CT scans fine. All bloods and urine samples clear. All that was left was the prostate massage. My GP told me that prostate fluid test may give different results to a semen test? I am at a loss

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      Digital Rectal Exam. The doctor uses his finger to feel for abnormalities on the prostate (although he can't get to the side facing your genitals).

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      My last DRE in January 2015 also stimulated my vagus nerve and put me into AF (Atrial fibrillation )

      The same thing had previously happened when I had a colonoscopy. That time a cardioversion righted it but this time I was told that one would not work as my left atrium is now too enlarged..

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    Have never heard of that procedure before. Usually it is done manually with a jar in front off you to collect it. Google for ' Billy Connolly prostate' and get his hilarious version.

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      There was a similar scene in an episode of Family Man.

      As a Scot I like and appreciate (and understand ) Billy but in small doses so have never been to one of his shows. I prefer more subtle humour.

      Another favourite is his parking bicycles story.

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    Danny, keep us posted. This sounds interesting. I hope this proffessor knows what he is talking about! Sounds like you'll have a temporary inflamation of your prostate and surrounding tissue.

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      Will do Dennis.

      I have done a lot of research on this professor and he is very respected and highly spoken of in his field. He told me that he is a Professor and head of the Urology departments in both Kent and London. He has also told me that his specialism is Prostatitis, so I am hopeful....but I have felt like this before only to be knocked down again.

      will keep you all updated

      tha

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      Are you in London or Kent ?

      A pioneering consultant urologist, Professor Seshadri Sriprasad (MBBS, DNB, MSc (Urol), FRCS, FRCS (Urol), FEBU) established the Stone and Kidney Centre at Darent Valley Hospital (DVH) in Kent in 2005 and has made great progress both as a urological surgeon and in making the department a centre of national reckoning in Endourology. He also serves as the Clinical Director for Urology and Nephrology in DVH. He specialises on all forms of kidney and ureteric stone surgery including key-hole surgery (PCNL), laser surgery and lithotripsy (ESWL). He was instrumental in starting acute dialysis services in DVH. The Poplar unit was commissioned in October 2013, and has a comprehensive urology and nephrology clinical set up with facilities for biopsies, flexible cystoscopy and advanced diagnostics. It also houses the bladder hyperthermia and lithotripsy units. He has considerable experience in treating all forms of urinary stones, laparoscopic surgery of the kidneys, endourology and general urology.

      Professor Sriprasad has published over 50 peer-reviewed papers and has over 80 published abstracts. He is the Associate Editor for The Journal of Clinical Urology. He is an invited speaker to most of the leading national and international urology meetings and was a member of the scientific committee for the World Congress of Endourology 2015. He is the national selector of the Urology ST3 and has been a post graduate examiner for many universities.

      Winner of the Everidge and Markovitz prizes, Professor Sriprasad was given the National Bronze Award for clinical excellence in 2014.

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      Sriprasad is my guy! that's who I am seeing and who is performing this procedure for me. I have been under the care of the Poplar Unit for about a year now (I have been under numerous hospitals country wide) and I met with Professor Sriprasad for the first time about a month ago. Great guy. But this procedure is being performed by Mr Sriprasad in the near future, just waiting on a date. Small world

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