When one has BPH does the prostate grow until it completely constricts urethra

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When one has BPH does the prostate grow until it eventually completely constricts the urethra or does it usually and typically get to a certain size stop growing?

I have had BPH symptoms for about 2 1/2 years. I only take alfuzosin. It works okay (refused take any other drugs or surgery). But the effectiveness of the alfuzosin seems to be decreasing or my prostate is growing. That's why I'm asking this question.

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    Bad news Brother.....

    The prostrate continues to grow, and can lead to complete blockage of the urethra (AUR). Welcome to the Blog. Search, read, learn, laugh & cry.... it's all here. We are searching too.

    Chuck

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    Prostates grow at different rates. they can progress in a linear fashion or stop and start - go fast then slow. Best to go by your symptoms. Sometimes men with big prostates pee fine and others with smaller ones don't.

    If you're starting to have issues that impact your life, you could get a scope and urodynamics test to see what's up. But if its progressing you'll probably need to do something more than drugs eventually.

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    Ihad BPH eventually had turp procedure after 19 months with catheter now catheter free trauma spasms for 3 months after procedure my GP recently introduced me to tamsulusin my life improved 1000 % been unable to work for 24 months meeting with my employer on monday ready to return to work HAPPY CHAPPY

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    Hyatt,

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    The prostate continues to grow. Finasteride can be taken to stop the growth and shrink the prostate. I had total blockage from a median lobe obstruction and was in acute urinary retention (AUR). In the case of the median lobe, it can bend the urethra just beneath the bladder outlet resulting in total blockage. My Rezum procedure cleared the blockage without resulting in any ED or RE.

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    Steve

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    My urology consultant told me that the symptoms can stabilize, get worse, or sometimes even improve. I managed on tamsulosin and dutasteride for years with deteriorating symptoms before eventually having a bipolar turp which finally cured the problem. Before I had the operation my policy was to avoid surgery if I could, but eventually I couldn't. Afterwards I wished I'd had it done before.

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