urolift

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I am scheduled to get a urolift on March 3rd. My insurance has approved the cost of me being put under in the hospital. I hope i cures my trips to the toilet.

Lew

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    i wanted it

    but my uro advisted me to do and surgery

    aqua blazition

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      Leon

      Why did he talk you out of it. That was not right. Did you have it done all ready. You should have been able to have the procedure you wanted. He told you to have a Aquablaztion. All that is is a Turp done with water. They do not do the mapping until your asleep. They get rid of the whole prostate.

      Ken

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    Lew,

    Before moving forward with the Urolift you have to know if you have a median lobe issue, otherwise the Urolift might not work. For median lobe extensions there is a procedure called Medlift, developed by the same people who invented Urolift.

    Good luck, Tom

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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

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    I almost hate to reply, but for me the Urolift only helped moderately. I still have problematic mornings, often blocked, where I struggle to pee. Some days are good others are terrible. Still on Flowmax, tried to stop but then symptoms were horrible. Up here in Canada, we have to pay for this procedure. $17,000 later, I'd say it has helped but not cured. Looking into paying for REZUM now.

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      Leafs Kent

      Before you pay for another procedure try Vasicare 10 mg. It will relax the prostate and the bladder. I had the Urolift 4 years ago. Still wide open but a year ago i got a tight external sphincter. Been taking it for a year. I did notice the difference did not have them for a month.

      I do not know if you can get them in Canada but it is worth a try.

      Ken

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    Hi Lew, I hope it goes well for you. Be prepared for a tougher recovery than is hyped for urolift. I ended up with loads of pain on the day of the op once I'd come round from the aneasthetic, two UTI's in the following month, and some residual pain even now, four months down the line. It was a qualified success just again, not as much as hyped though I have a median lobe which complicated things. On the plus side, I didn't need a catheter afterwards, was able to pee painfully and frequently for the first few days. However although I feel more comfortable now I am told I am retaining 260cc urine after peeing so not good; I may have to self cath. anyway; we'll see how it goes.

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      Thanks Andrew, I wonder what percent of urolift Have bad pain like you had. What is the UTI I am not looking forward to getting it done now that I read what y went through. My first urologist wanted to do it in his office with pain pills, so I found one that will do it with anesthetic.

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      Lew

      Urolift should never be done in a office. I had mine done in a surgery center. I was out. Just some pain from the catheter. Still went out that day and drove my son to work the next day with the catheter. It was a god sent. Had it for 3 days. It is up to the doctor if you have a catheter.

      Sometime there is swelling and then you have to go back to the hospital and have one put in. I would rather have the catheter put in when I'm out then when I'm awake.

      Take care and good luck....Ken

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      Hi Lew, the pain was that the bladder goes into spasm but there is nothing to pee out; pelvic floor very sore; I was shaking a lot of the time. Was offered morphine but refused; my choice. Generally I don't take pain relief and just put up with it.

      UTI = infection. I got an infection from the urolift operation. I week of Macrobid didn't cure it and a week later it came back. Then I had a week of Co-Trimoxazole 160mg/800mg which I understand is quite a strong one (like the domestos of anti-biotics). It cured it and no more UTI's since.

      All I'm saying is, in my case recovery was no walk in the park like the urolift hype leads you to believe. However neither is it unbearable; just unpleasant and more prolonged than I had expected. Maybe you will have a much easier time. I would definitely NOT have it done without a general anaesthetic.

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