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On Tuesday I had a bladder stone removed and this morning finally had the catheter taken out and eager to go home.
I have BPH and evidently it's quite large and the doctors wanted to do the turp at the same time as the stone removal. I declined as I was concerned about the possible side effects. I'm 66 now and should I last another 15 years these will probably become less of an issue.
I've been put on Tamsulosin and Finasteride, the latter of the two taking 6 months to have an effect. The reason the docs are keen to do the turp is because of the bladder stone and the likelihood of urine retention which they feel will return cause it to return. I'm scheduled for a clinical review in 3 months. I asked the surgeon if the only op they did was a turp and he confirmed it was. I'm reminded of the old saying about if your only tool is a hammer everything looks like a nail.
Has anyone had a bladder stone and been in a similar situation? If so what did you do?
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