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Buck52

Any male hadit member had their prostate removed?

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The only thing  with me I need to decide if I want my prostate out or not?  this is my choice, my prostate is swelling ...but its been this way for the last 12/13 years  it  is still about the same and I am going to try the SAM Pammetto  <ms.. & cranberry tabs ,the meds VA gives me is making my heart rate go down  like   low-blood sugar attact and I get dizzy and nausea.... so going to try   something different.

if it turns into cancer  yes I will want it taken out   but the odds of that no one knows? 

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9 hours ago, Buck52 said:

The only thing  with me I need to decide if I want my prostate out or not?  this is my choice, my prostate is swelling ...but its been this way for the last 12/13 years  it  is still about the same and I am going to try the SAM Pammetto  <ms.. & cranberry tabs ,the meds VA gives me is making my heart rate go down  like   low-blood sugar attact and I get dizzy and nausea.... so going to try   something different.

if it turns into cancer  yes I will want it taken out   but the odds of that no one knows? 

You have BPH.  It's benign.  It's common in old farts.  If there is no family history or you have no other extraordinary risk factors, don't worry about cancer. 

Getting up three or more times a night can be because of incomplete emptying as well as, as we age we don't sleep so soundly so having to go will wake us.  I was forced to use catheters until my surgery, and it wasn't all that bad once you get used to it.  I tell you what, using a catheter to empty out just before bedtime can get you hours of sound sleep.  Don't knock it until you try it as the saying goes and I mean nothing personal.

In my own case, towards the end, I was peeing every 15 minutes because I couldn't empty out.  When I would go, I would go until it stopped like everyone else on the planet.  The difference was, when I felt I was done, there was still 95% in my bladder.  So, it  only took a short time until it got to 100% again and I had to go again.

It was so bad toward the end, that I had to plan trips.  I knew where every rest stop, outhouse and convenience store was within 500 miles.

And, fwiw, I've never felt any relief with all the herbal stuff  like saw palmetto.  I'm not a believer.

Good luck, friend.  You will be fine.

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Thanks rockerson, I agree with ya about the us old farts   thats the honest truth...I have not tried the Saw Palmetto or any other  herbal supplements, thought I'd try it before bring all this up to the Dr  lot of times the PCP will refer all this to urology and they start all these test ect,,ect,, if this  Saw Palmetto will help the swelling go down I should empty out enough to get some sleep   right now I get up about 3 times during the nightwhat I hate is I think I'm done and I'm not and dribble goes every where commode on my shorts  as the spouse hates having to spray them with  sprays  I think she uses Greased-lighten  spray?

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I used to hear commercials on the radio for some type of Saw Palmetto prostate supplement. I never tried it because the VA has me on a couple of meds which produce similar side effects. On the bright side, I am down to having one episode of nocturia or less per night. Depending on the kind of meds you take, it might be worth talking to a pharmacist and have them look over your list of meds to identify any interactions.

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 I am trying my best not to have the prostate surgery.

Well I ordered some prostate supplements called

 ''Prostate Formula Advance  formulation with Saw Palmetto &  Ginger''

I got a 3 months supply and take three Tabs daily with meals.

so guess I see if this helps my bladder empty out more..

Anyone of you guys tried this supplement?

From Real Health 

Prostate Formula with Saw Palmetto.

Advanced Formulation

 

The meds the VA gives me is not helping  so I stopped taking them   Meds  they prescribe for me...nothing was happening with this issue.

I have a VA urology appointment coming up in a couple weeks.

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