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Over a year ago I had this procedure. Prior to my doctor sent me information and I researched it over the internet. I even spoke with a referral patient from my doctor who was over 80 and reported a 50% improvement with his urination issue. I decided to do it. A general anesthetic and a short procedure. What isn't told generally (in my experience) is what comes immediately after the procedure. First, I had to have a cathiter and because there are a lot of blood clots to pass has to be relatively large. This caused a lot of pain and discomfort, more than I ever imagined. My doctor said I was experiencing bladder spasms, normal. Details are that when I had a BM the pain was excrusiating. This went on for more that several days until I could have the catheter removed. The end result, absolutely no improvement with my urination frequency. I tried to get off my medication (Alfuzosin) and that wasn't possible. My doctor told me I was the only case like this and he has done over a 100 procedures. There was even some pain after a couple of months that appeared as though something had shifted. This happened immediately after intercourse. I made an appointment to go back to my doctor to discuss this and before the appointment (a month or so) it suddenly disappeared. So I am back to square one contemplating more medications, going through the Urolift again or more extreme measures. Before you do this do your homework. My regular doctor was a bit more candid about the procedure so obtain more than one opinion.
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