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I'm a 53 year old male with a diagnosed enlarged prostate.  I take flomax but I am urinating now up to 70-80 times daily.  I admit to drinking a lot of water which I should not but it's gotten to be a bad habit i have trouble breaking.  The urinating is with frequency and quick urgency and it prevents me froom going out.  Could such frequency and urgency all be due to bph?  Could some sort of ablation surgery help with this?  

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    Jim I would talk with your doctor Maybe he will change you or tell you to take a pill every other day. Drinking a lot of water is good for you but don't over do it. There is to much and it has to come out Ken
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    I agree with Ken. You need to see a doctor. Drinking a lot of water, and urinating a lot can also be a sign of diabetes. Get it checked out and get a confirmed diagnosis. Don't do anything because it could be this or that.


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    You need to see a urologist to get a diagnosis on what is causing the frequency and urgency. If they say it's due to BPH under no circumstances have a TURP or Holep. Check out PAE and see if you're a suitable candidate. There are no side effects except for 30% of PAE patients who report improved sexual performance. 
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    If you are living in a temperate climate such as the UK you don't need more than two litres a day. You arer also getting more liquid from your foods.

    With computers it is GIGO, garbage in, garbage out.

    Your bladder is the same, liquid in, liquid out.

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    Hello jim48507, good to see you asking questions in the right place.

    Flomax to get you to pe. Since peeing too much do you need flomax ? Also flomax can hurt the kidneys. If enlarged prostat but no cancer, then read all you can about the TURP. If the medical world says that is the only way come back in here and ask. Keep track of how many have said yes or no and what they have said. I had it Jan 7 this year, changed my life in many ways. I no longer have to go pee right now, but then they tell me to still use pads in case I leak. Some body abov e noted sex life, what is that ?  Good luck and I wish you well. 

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    Opinion only: I had a TURP 2 years ago, barbaric

    and awful. Didn't work for me. Would never do it again. Works for some, hit or miss with possible terrible side effects.

    I had a PAE 3 Weeks ago. It was a breeze. No side effects. Doing a little better already.

    Do lots of research.

    All that urologists want to do is ream you out with one method or another.

    They can't do a PAE. Vascular surgeons do PAE's.

    You may have the Guinness Book record for peeing!

    I would do something sooner than later.

    Good luck.

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