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Buck52

Any male hadit member had their prostate removed?

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Note sorry but this post is not for the weak  mind.& rather personal.

Any hadit veterans had your prostate removed?

I don't mean to be so personal but I just don't know any other way to ask this question? sorry in advance.

Any you veterans had to have your prostate removed  by the VA Dr's?

if so how was it, I think they want to remove mine  ? its benign thank God so for anyway.

but I am tired of wearing the pee pads and up 4-6 times a night  having to pee and not much come out.

How was the recovery ect,,,ect,,?  my pcp says its fairly easy procedure  but my pcp is Female.  grrrrr

I Am Dreading it.

Thanks for all who is brave enough to respond.

Buck

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Buck, sorry to hear that. No, thankfully I don't have your problem. I do know that there are quite a few alternative medical procedures and alternatives that can be considered. I would recommend that if you could afford it, you seek an second opinion from a specialist on the outside. If they come up with something that sounds better to you, you at least have some ammo to discus with your VA surgeon. The very best to you Buck.

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3 hours ago, Buck52 said:

Thanks for all who is brave enough to respond.

Buck

buck,

has some VA Dr said removing your prostate will relieve you of having to wear pads? If so I would get a second opinion. Bladder control muscles atrophy like every other muscle when not used.

Is your PSA high from cancer or just a result of BPH?

read this https://www.health.harvard.edu/newsletter_article/on-call-prostate-surgery-and-nighttime-urination

and this https://simonfoundation.org/nocturia/

and this https://www.continence.org.au/pages/continence-management-following-prostate-surgery.html particularly the parts about pelvic floor exercises.

even though it is about prostate cancer it still discusses nocturia after the removal of the prostate.

Have you tried taking cranberry supplements? Saw Palmetto?

Tried male Kegel exercises?

not being personal, but do you have access to Viagra or Cialis? if so have you tried taking a low dose every day and seeing the effect on your stream and voiding issues? there is some information on PUBMED and NIH about those drugs helping reduce voiding issues if not clearing them up.

 

 

 

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geeky

''Is your PSA high from cancer or just a result of BPH?

BPH, My prostate is swollen some what causing dribble  I was taking the PRAZOSIN  Tabs for it but the dribble stopped I ask my Dr (pcp) if I could stop taking this med  because my dribble had stopped  she said yes but if it starts up again start back taking them she said she will continue to fill the script   but they seem to make my heart rate go crazy.

My pcp had mention to me that I may need to have my prostate removed if it continues to swell....so I kinda know this is what she may do..she has mention to me ow they will do this procedure and it don't sound to fun.  of course they will put me to sleep to do it.

Thanks for the links Geeky

Just kinda worried a little about is all.

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15 minutes ago, Buck52 said:

Just kinda worried a little about is all.

I understand.

I suggested Saw Palmetto and Cranberry because they are more natural than typical meds and have some effect on voiding problems.

Same with the male Kegel exercises.

If you have BPH and not cancer, then you might try those other options before consenting to surgery, which IMO should be the last resort. Surgery does not guarantee that the dribbles will go away, and in fact depending on the patient and other conditions can make it worse.

As we get older BPH does happen, but as one of those links point out, older people sleep less and usually sleep lighter than we did when young. So getting up in the night may not just be a need to pee, but a result of our aging bodies not sleeping as deeply so we notice having a full bladder sooner.

Nocturia has a lot of causes too, not just prostate issues. Things like caffeine consumption, alcohol, etc.

The pads are a pain, but better than the old adult diapers.

It is just my opinion but consider alternatives to surgery whenever possible.

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