urolift

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My doctor said that if he does a urolift on me, and it does not work then the only way the clips can be removed is with a turp. so I am trying mirabegron for a month to see if it works before i do the urolift

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    Lew,

    I thought Urologists had a special tool for removing Urolift clips, but don't really know for sure. If they do remove the clip in the urethra the nylon wire and clip on the outside of the prostate remain.

    There are other people on this site who have had Urolift, and know more about it than me. Kenneth1955 can probably answer your question.

    Also search the internet for info about Urolift removal.

    Thomas

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    Good evening Lew

    Sounds to me like the doctor is trying to push you to have a Turp???

    I had the Urolift done 4 years ago. Still open.

    Has per taking them out. The Urolift has 3 parts. You can have the urethral piece and the nylon thread removed. The only thing that has to stay is the anchor. You will not feel it. Did you have all the test done and is your prostate the problem . It will open you up.

    I hope this helps...Ken

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      Ken,

      Do they use a special tool to remove the urethral clips ? How would they remove the nylon thread ? Do they have to detach the thread from the anchor ?

      Thomas

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      Tom

      That is a good question. The thread it cut from the anchor leaving it attach to the clip and they are removed with a standard grasper.

      The Urolift does what it is suppose to do. Open you up to make a tunnel. I have a extra anchor in. 9 months after I had my Urolift done I had to have a repair. My prostate got smaller and 1 of the clips got loose. Had it done and he replace the one and tighten the other 3.

      I would do it again in a minute. I have never felt them at all. They say 4 to 5 years. It is going on 4 for me. Id I have to have a few more put in to save my sex life I would. I'm 63 and have no side effect at all.

      If you have any other question please PM me and we can talk about it....Ken

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      Ken.

      He said my prostate is medium size, and is not sure if it is causing my constant urination it may be my bladder he said. so he will know after I take the drug for 6 weeks. Then he will do urolift in th hospital with anethesia.

      I dont want to wait that long so I am going to tell him to do the lift asap.

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      Lew

      It may be your bladder. Try the pills first take them from a couple of weeks. You should be able to see the different. Maybe that is all you need.

      I would tell him to see if he can put you in for surgery at 4 weeks. You can always cancel the surgery but try the pills first. What is he going to put you on.

      Good luck......Ken

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      Ken

      He has put me on Myrbetriq. I thought that a urologist would be able to tell if my frequency is from my prostate or bladder without experimenting with medication. He said my prostate is medium sized.

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      Lew That pill will help. Very few side effect. Just give yourself some time. Some men heal slower then others.

      Just relax and take it easy....Ken

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      Ken, I have been taking mirabegron and it is not working. He doesn't seem to know what is causing it and he says that my prostrate is of medium size,

      Lew

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      I did try that pill at one time. I have a tight external sphincter. I'm on Vesicare 10 mg I can tell the difference. See if he has any samples. It is worth a try. It will relax the prostate and the bladder. Been on it for a year. no side effects

      Ken

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    William - how did GL work out for you. We don't get too many positive remarks about GL on here. My Urologist had me lined up to have it done after doing no more than a DRE with a gloved hand. I still can't decide if I'm just so typical that he knew what I needed or it was like "if you have a hammer" every problem is a nail. It must work for a lot of men because we don't get a lot of negative comments on it here from experience.

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      Keith

      Please don't rush into any procedure. A doctor with only doing a DRE only can tell if it is enlarged. Did he ask you to do some other test. There are meds that help the prostate to get smaller. It your bladder ok. Do you have a problem going to the bathroom.

      Please what ever you do research it first. That 1 test does not prove anything.

      Good luck.....Ken

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      Hey William

      Very happy for you. You must have had a good caring doctor that took his time and listened to your concerns. Also there have been other men on here that there out come was not has good. Heal time was long and they did not like the side effects.

      Take care. Enjoy all you have....Ken

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