Yep I had a mega-enlarged prostate and during the last few months before surgery and it was definitely somewhat obstructing bowel movements. (And i could feel it pressing into wall of colon too -- don't ask how).
My uro had originally told me (before we knew about
the PCa) that I could have had a prostatectomy to remove it just for the BPH-hell-of-it. Anyone who has a RRP just for BPH alone must be a really pissed and sullen puppy for the rest of their life I will guess. (but at least no worries about
future PCa and of course peeing like a 17 year old is really nice).
After my surgery and all this last year its been one wonderful bowel movement after another -- no troubles at all.
I am not sure if something like Avodart would have managed to reduce the prostate to a more manageable level or not -- never got that opportunity.
That's my story and I'm stickin' to it ...
Age 58, 57 at DX, PSA Aug2008 7 4 ... June2007 4.7 (BPH + LUTS)
11/2008 Biopsy: 1 of 12 cores 5%, Gleason 3+3 - Sona showed size 140+ cc (110 grams post op).
open RRP surgery , Nerve sparing both sides, 1 day in hospital, Day 4 first BM,
Pathology Report: All margins clear - No Invasive spread - no change in Gleason score.
02/18/09 Cath out, passed a 1cm oblong STONE within hours.
03/06/09 Started Levitra@20mg / Viagra@100mg / (04/01) Cialis@20mg -- no real effect (thru 01/2010).
04/01/09, 07/07/09, 10/01/09, 01/15/10 PSA <0.1
08/09 MUSE@1000mcg +pump&plump - (80-90%) (alpro ache).
09/09 MUSE@500mcg +pump&plump + 2 advil - (80-90%) - (less Alpro ache).
10/09 TrimixGel@(500/300/100mcg): 1st:60%, 2nd:(pump&plump) 60%, 3rd(added 500mcg muse):70-80% --
12/09 MUSE@500mcg+Cialis@20 working well (>90%) and useful erection.
01/2010 TrimixGel@1000/300/100mcg ordered for one more try:
Post Edited (JimStars) : 2/1/2010 1:41:44 PM (GMT-7)