Enlarged Prostate

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Date Joined Oct 2008
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   Posted 10/14/2008 6:11 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi. I am 43 years old.

I have been experiencing Prostate issues for the last 18 months.
I was diagnosed with Prostate enlargement (BPH). Thankfully so far not cancerous.

My symptons is that i have to frequently go to the toilet to urinate. (upto 15 times a day, including sometimes twice at night). My urinal flow is fair but not very strong. Towards the end it trickles for a while, then stops then trickles again. After i finish it doesn't quite feel that i have completely emptied the bladder.
I also expreience pain when i am sitting down just below the pelvis. I have to unbuckle the belt completely even though it is not tight. The pain feels like it is pushing on something in the vicinity of the bladder / prostate.

These symtpons are uncomfortable and annoying, especially that i have to go to the toilet at least every 2 hours.

My Urologist tells me that my prostate is moderately large at (62ml) This is what is causing the issues. He put me on Flomaxtra tablets (alpha blockers) to relax the muscles of the prostate. It makes the urinal flow better, but is still need to go around 10 times a day now. I also had the procedure called Urodynamics, which came up apprently ok.

Since i have stopped the tablets i am back to all the old symptons again. So now my family doctor has put me back onto the Flomaxtra tablets again. I have just had blood tests again for PSA (waiting on results) and will be having another Renal ultrasound next Tuesday.

I asked the doctor to maybe have the TURP surgery done, but he says he would like to stay away from that as i am still too young. My feeing is that my prostate is not going to get any smaller, in fact it will grow as i get older, so i am pretty worried that i will experience more issues as i get older. For now, the pain is annoying along with the constant trips to the toilet.

If the medical results next week confirm that it is not getting any better, then i am thinking of seeing another Urologist.

Just had another ultrasound today with the following results. Had to go to toilet twice before ultrasound as i couldn't hold it off. During the ultrasound, prior to Micturition the bladder held 460ml, with a 179ml remaining after voiding. The volume of the prostate since last year (62ml) is now 98cc.
I am now thinking of the TURP procedure as medication hasn't helped.

Has anyone had any symptons or experience like this to share here please?


Steve n Dallas
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   Posted 10/14/2008 8:20 AM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to the site. Wondering if you're a canidate for Vesicare?

"Symptoms like strong, sudden urges to go to the bathroom (also called "urgency"), frequent trips to the bathroom (also called "frequency"), and bladder leakage can be a sign of a treatable condition, sometimes called overactive bladder or OAB.

While this condition is common (1 in 6 adults), you may not have to put up with it as often. For adults, it can occur at any age. And you don't have to feel uncomfortable discussing your symptoms with your doctor — he or she is ready and willing to help."
Age 53   - 5'11"   205lbs
Overall Heath Condition - Good
PSA - July 2007 & Jan 2008 -> 1.3
Gleason - 6
(biopsy done March 4, 2008-> 2 of 12)
06/25/08 - Da Vinci robotic laparoscopy
10/03/08 - 1st Quarter PSA -> less then .01

Surgeon - Keith A. Waguespack, M.D.

Las Colinas and Plano Offices


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Date Joined Jul 2008
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   Posted 10/14/2008 9:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Ask for avodart, I'm surprised your doctor hasn't prescribed it for you. It shrinks the prostate. I took it prior to my saturation biopsy and my tft. It does shrink the gland.
Diagnosed 10/08/07
Age: 58
3 of 12 @5%
Psa: 2.3
Size: 34g
3D Mapping Saturation Biopsy
1 of 45 @2%
28g after taking Avodart
Catheter for 1 day
Good Candidate for TFT
(Targeted Focal Therapy)
Cryosurgery(Ice Balls)
Clinical Research Study
TFT performed at University of Colorado
Medical Center at Denver Fitzsimmons Campus
Catheter for 4 days
Slight soreness for 2 weeks but afterward
life returns as normal
Psa: .32 

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Date Joined Oct 2006
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   Posted 10/14/2008 1:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to the best site on the net for prostate related problems. Without more info (signature) it is difficult to make a serious comment about your condition. I can only surmise, since you are under the care of a Urologist, that you had a PSA test and a biopsy done recently?
All the best to you.

Born Sept., 1936
PSA 7.9
Stage T1C
-ve DRE
Gleason's Score 3+4=7
2 of 8 positive
open RP 28 Nov 06
Post op staging T3a
Gleasons still 3+4=7
Seminal vesicles and lymph nodes clear
Catheter out 15 Dec 06
Dry since 11 Feb 07
All PSA tests in 2007 (4) <.04
PSA tests in 2008: Mar.=.04; Jun.=.05; Sept.=.08
Next step: Salvage RT

Post Edited (Magaboo) : 10/14/2008 5:38:04 PM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 10/15/2008 7:17 AM (GMT -6)   
PSA test was done and results came out good. Only 0.5 psa was the result which is very good.
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