Retrograde ejaculation

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Anyone have experience with retrograde ejaculation? Really bad or no big deal?

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    I took Flowmax for about a year. It caused retrograde ejaculation. I didn’t consider it that big of a deal. After stopping Flowmax ejaculation became normal again. 
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    I had the turps June 2017 and I say it was worth it to me.  I had an experienced surgeon.  I did have some complications an want to blame me a bit, before surgery I said try to go easy and protect my erection and did not want retrograde.  He went in and tried to take as little s possible but that did not work and I was back in surgery 7 days later and a very painful recovery.  I am better now and glad I did it because peeing is better than not peeing for sure.  I am older but still have a active sex life and some does still come out but nothing like before.  I am not having any children I have my 3 and they are in college.  If I were 40 it would a tough call. The pain of not peeing was the key to me.  Good luck.  Make sure you have a good doc that cares about you and not his numbers in the hospital.  My surgeon said to me if he had me as a patient when he was young it may not have come as as well.
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    Delicate subject.  It is contended (by mostly UROs, it seems) that the orgasm is the same without the "discharge".  But many will contend the discharge is a significant part of the sensation of an orgasm.  I experienced this -- retrograde -- for a time when I was on Flomax and did not like it.  Spouse, too, preferred the visible fireworks of the regular way.  No longer on Flomax.  Hope this helps.

     

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    No big dea.  Makes an organism slightly less satisfying but not good if you want to have children.  Basically you are infertile. 
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    John,    If your concerned about RE before doing a surgery that might cause it  and want to experience retrograde ejaculation get Flomax from a doctor and take it for a few weeks.  The 0.4 mg dose will cause it but it only lasts for about 6 hours.  If you take the double dose 0.8 mg  the RE will last about 12 hours.  

    Thomas

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    John.  It all depends on you.  I was on Flomax & Rapaflo.  They both gave me retro.  All I know for me it left me wanting more.  It left me incomplete.  I'm 63 and I know I am not having anymore kids but I like to enjoy myself still.  No doctor is going to tell me I don't need it or all is the same and no more clean up.  Sometimes the clean up is fun to.  Off course some men do not have a change.  But if the doctor is up front with you he will tell you the it does cut it to only a 1/3 of the feeling.  Good luck  That is why I had my Urolift done Ken   

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    John. I don't have Retrograde but when searching for a treatment for BPH I was very concerned about this as I did not want any sexual side effects. The things that concerned me most was where does the semen go when ejaculated and what is the results of the that on the seminal vesicles? I was told by the Uros that the results of Retor was that if the ejaculatory ducts are damaged during a procedure that the semen would simple go into the bladder. After looking at the anatomy of the prostate, that just did not make any sense.

    Luckily  I did not have to worry about it as I chose a procedure that did not damage  any of the sexual functions and did fix my BPH symptoms. But I do understand the concern. Right after my procedure my semen output was actually increased and stronger that before the procedure and it felt and looked as it did 30 years ago. Then as time moved along it got weaker and then it increased back to normal as it should be for my age. I never took any of the drugs that caused  the problem. 

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      Focal Laser Ablation with the use of a 3 T MRI so they actually have real eyes on what the are removing. Very accurate and precise. Just made sense to me. I like a guy seeing what he is shoot at. Anyway very happy and if you want details just PM me and I will tell you about how they reduced 125 cc prostate. 
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      Focal Laser Ablation with the use of a 3 T MRI so they actually have real eyes on what the are removing. Very accurate and precise. Just made sense to me. I like a guy seeing what he is shoot at. Anyway very happy and if you want detail just PM me and I will tell you about how they reduced 125 cc prostate. 
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      CORRECTION.  I found discussions on FLA for BPH as well. Interesting...but obviously not yet widely available.  I am in the Midwest and -- thus far -- think highly of my uro.  He is a Turp specialist and has talked about it as a possible solution to my problem.  But right now, antibiotic is knocking out what is apparently prostatitis and I am feeling somewhat better. My urinary difficulties have been around at least 15 years.  I am 72 with a PSA of 2.2 and no indications of cancer.  I also can pass for 50 -- full head of hair and not that older guy look that seems to come with age.  I think, for me,  regular orgasms -- and drinking milk -- are key.  A fountain of youth of sorts.  Both have been SOP all my life smile  But for the final half, it seems, urinary difficulties are here to stay sad.   
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      OWEN  FLA is new for BPH.  Dr. K. in Houston found out when he was doing it for Cancer that it helped with BPH.  He is doing a study that it is suppose to be ready by the end of the year.  They are trying to get it covered by FDA but for right not it is a cash procedure About $20.000.  We have had some men on here about 25 that had it done.  J12080 was the first.  If you need more information J can help you with that.  Have a good day  Ken
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      Kenneth and Owen

      FLA for BPH is done by four U.S. Interventional Radiologist that I am aware of. Why, highly specialized.

      FLA for cancer or BPH is completely approved by the FDA and has been for approximately 10 years. Insurance companies have not covered it in the past but that is now changing. I received $4,700 back from Medicare but it took almost a year. Insurance company are now covering partials cost in some cases. 

      Best $20K i ever spent but some people just can spend that and that is understandable.

      Dr. K has done over 100 FLA procedures. IF it is cancer or BPH, the procedure is not any different, just the targeted tissue that is removed. What makes Dr.K so good? He has a Bio Medical degree which he uses extensively to determine what and where to remove tissue. 

      Kenneth is correct, I am willing to talk to anyone who wishes more direct user information about FLA for BPH . Just ask or PM me and good luck.

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      Just my opinion, look at other procedures before having TURP. If I was going down the TURP road, I would probably choose HOLEP. I don't know if HOLEP is  officially a form of TURP but recovery is fast and retreatment down the road is rare

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