I had BPH for many years. It could be miserable (difficulty urinating). I was EXTREMELY pleased with flomax. It worked great and for once I was taking a medication without any side effects whatsoever for me (many people do have side effects).
Had it gotten worse, I did a lot of research and would have opted for the latest Greenlight Laser treatment.
It works great (supposedly). You have the procedure and I think you go home the same day.
PSA-- 3/08--2.90; 8/09--4.01; 11/09--4.19 (PSAf: 24%), PCA3 =75 .
Biopsy 11/30/09. Gleason 4+3. Stage: T1C. Current Age: 64
Surgery: Dr. Menon @Ford Hospital, 1/26/10.
Pathology Report: G 4+3. Nodes: Clear. PNI: yes. SVI: No. EPE: yes. Pos. Margin: Yes-- focal-- 1 spot .5mm. 100% continent by 3/10. ED- in progress. First post-op PSA on 3/10/10-: 0.01. PSA on 6/21/10--0.02. Next PSA late Sept.