Re-TURP for a 92-year-old?

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NOT ME! My dad! He had a TURP about 15-20 years ago, and now has a Foley due to blocked urethra. Has anyone stories to share regarding a late-life roto-rooter re-visit?

It would eliminate the obvious inconveniences, for sure. OTOH, he currently is in limited recovery from a Traumatic Brain Injury (cranial bleed) that was likely the result of a fall he doesn't remember... that happened on a late-night excursion to the loo...

Thoughts? Experiences? Stories you've heard????

Thanks!

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    Hey Buddy

    Sorry that your father is going though this problem. All I know is that my doctor would not do a Turp on a man of 90. The only thing he would do is a Urolift

    What about a Holep there would be less bleeding and less problem. It's a shame that he has to have something now.

    Hope all works out....Ken

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      Finasteride 5mg oral medication was given to me by Uro to shrink my 49 cc prostrate Has anyone had any good results as side effects look scary! Not sure I will take tis but like to get your feed bac

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    The Uro who did my GL PVP in 2004 did one on a 92 year old with a big prostate. He said it was the most gentle option available. Probably still is even compared to HoLep. At his age he would only need enough tissue taken away to ease his flow and RE would not be a problem.

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    Finasteride 5mg oral medication was given to me by Uro to shrink my 49 cc prostrate Has anyone had any good results as side effects look scary! Not sure I will take tis but like to get your feed back. I was hoping Ken would comment on this . thanks Drummer10

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