Which Procedure Is The Most Successful? TUNA, TURP, Urlift, etc

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Just had a foley removed after an emergency room visit last week where I had 1 liter of uring drained.            

Haver been taking terazosin for 3 yrs and just started finasteride. slight stinging when urinating but getting better.   

           

My prostate is abiut 40 grams and will consider surgery if things get much wore worse. Many choices to pick from  and not sure which one. My Dr @ University of Washington (Seattle, USA).

Have taken terazosin 10 mg for 3 years and just started finasteride 8mg. Sitting in the hot tub helsp and am watching my diet.   Cutting out vodka for awhile to see any changes. NO to red wine.    

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    There are more modern drugs which may help. Finasteride does take a while ~ 6 months even ~ to kick in.  It may help a lot but it does have side effects [retrograde ejaculations, growing breasts and hair growth on head].  Sadly I have not got the last two!

    Harvard have done an intersting study so if you google harvard - tamsulosin - finasteride you may come up with it. A bit wordy but reasonably easy to read

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    I had TUNA about 4 years ago. Immediately after I had a serious retention issue and had to go the ER to have 2 liters removed via cath. I got better over some weeks but within 2 years my symptoms worsened and I was on Flomax which made me feel terrible. As someone else said, PAE gave me my life back.
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    Reff51. You can read my post on this Forum in another discussion about my PAE procedure. As I mentioned there. It has truly given me my life back. After only two weeks my symptoms are almost nil and I am not taking any of those awful prostate medicines. The worst I took was Finesteride ( never again!!!!)
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    I had a PAE back on Sept. 10th of 2014.  Not real happy with outcome.  Before the surgery I was getting up 4 times a night and now its 3 times a night.  Still kinda frustrated but atleast off the 2 castration drugs of Avodart and tansulosin. 
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    I had traditional TURP recently.  You can read my post on it.  It was more of an ordeal than I anticipated, and I would lean towards one of the newer procedures (laser) if your doctor recommends it.  I think that it is worthwhile to have a procedure and get off the medications.  
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    Reff   Had a urolift 4 weeks ago.  Peeing great on  no meds.  It was a easy surgery and very little down time.  Look up the information on all and you have to see what is best for you.  Read about the surgery and the side effect on all of them  Take care  Ken
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