T.U.R.P - Knife or Laser?

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Thanks guys for your inputs, I'll read the references through, I've put the procedure off long enough,I've had enough of the debilitating effects of getting through the night, and am ambivalent to the actual op, and fully cogniscant of the risks, the only complication I have is my local hospital doesn't offer a laser option, so I have to ensure my Consultant refers me to a hospital that does.
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Alan, I had green light laser about 14 months ago. Recovery back to playing golf again 2 weeks. Was advised that knife alternative could have been 8/12 weeks. With laser, bleeding stopped after 48 hours because wounds were cauterized by the procedure. Small further bleed after 12 days as scabs from small amount of trimming fell away. Sore ,as in p11551ng glass shards for about a week. All these timescales are I understand shorter than the knife option.

My pee rate was down below 5ml per second pre op against target of 12 ml. Post op as tested after 12 weeks upto 25ml/sec- horse like or what. Flow rate has been maintained. Only side effect is retrograde ejaculation that applies in either case.

GET IT DONE AND GET YOUR LIFE BACK!

 

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Thanks guys, I am seeing my Consultant on the 9th to make that commitment!
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Hope it goes well.
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I, too, hope it goes well.

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Thanks guys.

 

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Can I ask a question of all of you further along this path please?

So the flow improves immediately. A real relief.

What about the night time frequency?

Do you now get a whole night uninterrupted sleep? 

How long for that? 

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I try to avoid tea/ coffee after about 8.00p.m. and now occasionally get up once in the night otherwise I'm normally ok till about 0630. Definitely a variation on the theme of pulling an all nighter!

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