Frank: Thanks for the update. Very informative.
Here is my updated running list of progress for posters on this forum:
Let me know of omissions and corrections.
######Running List of Guys and Their Progress GG, with at least some improvement and no side effects:
Chicago Dave: In 12 months, prostate size shrunk by about
50%. After two years, off Rx meds. In three years, much better but some urgency and discomfort remain.
AndyAction: Good results
, now going on 3.5 years later.
Nosheds: After 18 months, prostate volume has dropped from 127 to 84. Symptomatic improvement.
Martin Victor (some improvement but not satisfactory)
: After 12 months, improvement in symptoms, "change affects all areas of my life." In 7/31/2015 update
, prostate size decreased from 109 cc to 85cc.
Jeff: After 8 months, frequency went from 1 to 3 times a night to no nighttime visits in the past month.GG, neither improvement nor side effects:
MGL59: Problems continued and he recently got a "button TURP".Second-hand reports of GG:
Martin Victor knows Amichai - an Israeli with improvement
Nosheds knows four other Israelis with improvementNews story
Israeli Prime Minister's GG operation, which "reportedly yielded positive results."ClapTheHammer's GP/Family doctor
has a patient with GG with "no noticeable improvement" PAE1rphguy
: Successful (after bladder diverticulum removed). Within 6 months, prostate shrunk from 55 to 32. Improved symptoms. Update 10/10/2015
: "I am doing well now post-PAE, but still have occasional flare-ups." He has discontinued Rx meds, but some foods still provoke it. He is currently looking into treatment for his varicoceles.Gavrikon
: "nightly excursions to the bathroom have been halved"
[I remember seeing reports from two or three other PAErs on this board, all but one was positive. If someone can locate their details, I'd be glad to post their results, too. There are a few reports--mostly positive--on the patient.info forum.]Other procedures (please add names):Left and right ISM veins sclerotized by a Belgian IR:
Dusab: Improvement, no side effects.Sclerotherapy in Florida to treat varicocele:Frank in Florida
: Varicocele resolved and BPH symptoms "almost symptom-free" (except for urgency)Bilateral sclerotherapy in Australia (with Dr. Goren's input):IRD1956
: After 8 months, PSA has dropped from 17 to 8.9.TURP:Seasign
: Some "after effects," but prostate size reduced and urination frequency reduced.
Bob_NJ: Two Greenlight laser procedures in two years, followed by hematuria and TURP in April 2015. 'Some "after effects," but prostate size reduced and urination frequency reduced.'Sashman
: "No symptoms at all, can sleep all night, good flow rate and no 'accidents'" and no RE.Button TURPMGL59
: After 7 weeks, still "up and down" in terms of symptoms. He gave his surgeon a copy of a paper about
reducing incidence of RE during TURP, and the surgeon tried to follow it--with success!Other:
Zoesman: Improvement from ISM sclerotization short-lived--got improvement in symptoms from PAE.
Edited 8/26/2015: Added MGL59's and Sashman's reports.
Edited 8/22/2015: Added Clap's second-hand report
Edited 8/6/2015: Updated Andy's report
Edited 8/1/2015: Updated Eddie's report
Edited 7/9/2015: Updated MGL59
Edited 7/8/2015: Added Israeli Prime Minister's report
Edited 7/7/2015: Added Jeff's report.
Edited 7/6/2015: Added Bob's report.
Edited 7/5/2015: Added some updates.
Edited 4/27/2015: Added Gavricon's update.
Edited 4/10/2015: Added Carl1950 to the list.
Edited 3/13/2015: Added EddieG to the list.
Post Edited (Chicago Dave) : 10/10/2015 11:17:14 AM (GMT-6)