John V

Portland, OR

#448 Apr 7, 2010
Hi RJS, who is S.T, MD in Miami?
Jim from Ontario

Windsor, Canada

#449 Apr 8, 2010
I had my green light laser surgery on Jan. 13th and still have retro ejaculatoin and dual flow urination at times, lose cntrol whn heavy lifting or coughing and use medomusil to control constipation. If tis is my new life afer surgery I welcoime my frequent urination problems before surgery which I still have. I see my doctor on the 22nd and might suggest another cystoscopy to find if I need futher surgery to remove scarring which I read on this site could be the cause of my problems. I passed clots and blood with a burning penis head so how much worse can it get? Was anyone able to correct these problems with further surgery or is more time needed to relieve the ejaculation and flow problems?
Bill from Ohio

United States

#450 Apr 9, 2010
Jim from Ontrio:
This is what Mayo Clinic has to say about it.
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/retrograde-e...
Jack

Delray Beach, FL

#452 Apr 10, 2010
Has anyone had a new procedure for enlarged prostate called plasma vaporization?
Bob

Woodstock, GA

#453 Apr 14, 2010
wcb wrote:
I had the green light laser surgery in May 07. I have suffered from severe incontinence ever since. I had to go to a specialist and have four more surgeries to try and correct my problem. Finally my new doctor had to do an artifical spinktor implant which is the only way I can control my water. I have suffered hell during the past 18 months. I will have to live with it the rest of my life. The doctor who did my original surgery no longer uses the green light procedure.
Who are some good docs in Atlanta that do a good job with the greenlight pvp?

Thanks,
BOB bbarletta@comcast.net
Bob

Woodstock, GA

#454 Apr 14, 2010
Randy wrote:
Today, one year after PVP surgery, I am happy with the results! Getting to this point was not easy. The first complication was the doctor inadvertently cutting my bladder. This was unknown at the time of surgery. Four days later I was admitted to the hospital with catastrophic kidney failure because of "fluids" being recycled through my system. Although I now experience retrograde ejaculation, I try to be positive. It is like an erupting volcano without the lava!
Who are the best docs in Atlanta that do a good job with the green light pvp??

Thanks,
Robert bbarletta@comcast.net
Steven Richards

Boca Raton, FL

#455 Apr 14, 2010
I had the green laser light procedure 3 weeks ago and have had severe headaches, 3 weeks of fever and troubles urinating, plus blood in the urine. My doctor informed me that this had nothing to do with the procedure and told me to go the emergency room for treatment of blockage. I had to go to the emergency room three time as the doctor handed me a catheter and told me to do this myself. Recently, I went to a new specialist and will see what happens next. I have never had such trouble like this before and feel very ill and dizzy, plus having chills and fever. They take cultures of the urine, however; with taking antibiotics these cultures taken are useless. Will see what happens next. The doctor never mentioned anything negative about this procedure and had no concern about the pain I am going though. Hopefully, I will get straight answers from a new doctor who has more qualifications.
Bill from Ohio

United States

#456 Apr 15, 2010
Steven:
Go to this website and you can locate the most experinced AND RECCOMENDED Green light surgeons in your area. TYPE IN YOUR ZIP CODE. This is where I found mine.
http://www.greenlighthps.com/consumers/index ....
Jim from NC

Monroe, NC

#457 May 1, 2010
I am reporting one month after greenlight procedure for a median lobe which was pressing against the bottom of my bladder at the bladder neck for many years: I feel like a new man. I can pee like never before (like normal). I had very minor amounts of blood in urine but that seems to have now stopped. I have a bit of weird sensation in the tip sometimes, but it's minor. My prostate was not particularly enlarged and surgery only took 20-25 minutes. My advice for everyone is TAKE IT EASY and rest for one month and let yourself heal: no heavy lifting, no sex, don't even drive for a week or more.
Dick from Florida

Naples, FL

#458 May 10, 2010
I had an extremely large prostate that was pressing into my bladder...had weak stream & sometimes blood..so I had the Green Light done in mid-Jan and then again in mid-Feb in order to get most taken care of...since mid-Feb (almost 3 months now) still have sometimes painful urination, and blood...had several blockages within a month of surgery (twice to emerg room)...
also cannot hold urine very long without pain and have discomfort at times in the bladder area...Doctor says because of the prostate being so large and the necessary added time spent for the surgery... healing would take a lot longer 8-12 weeks at least...as of this late date still have at times blood in urine...Doctor says could also be from scabs or blood vessels being exposed causing blood....Overall the outcome it better than what I had before but a little depressing now because of the long healing time...
Bill Beauchamp

Mississauga, Canada

#459 May 16, 2010
I had the Green Light Procedure on February 18 2010 and I am also disappointed - urgency, dribbling, low volume retrograde ejaculation, etc. I know this or any procedure in this area is risky and the insult to the massive nervous system is huge. As of today, the urgency has improved and I am anticipating further improvement and will see my doctor on the 19th of May.

I will follow up with reports from time to time and encourage others to do so also as I feel time should be allowed for healing and to inform others of any positive long term healing.
Don Courtney

Harwood, MD

#460 May 17, 2010
I had Greenlight PVP surgery on March 17, 2010. I had the catheter removed the next day, March 18th. On the night of March 19th my wife made her first of several emergency calls to the Urologist on duty, as my urologist was not reachable. She told the doctor on duty that I was shaking uncontrollably, had fallen, and seemed somewhat disoriented and that she suspected an infection. My wife was asked by the doctor if I had a fever. My wife responded that I did not. The doctor asked if I was taking my antibiotics . My wife responded that I wasn't prescribed any antibiotics after the surgery and asked if I should have been prescribed antibiotics. The doctor replied probably and called in a prescription for me which was not available till the following morning. My wife made several other calls to the urologist on duty. They always seemed to focus on the fever, which I did not have at that time. By the afternoon on March 20th I was admitted to the ER with profound septic shock, by that time my temp had spiked to 105 and my blood pressure was dropping very fast. When the EMTs responded, which I don't remember at all, I was hallucinating. In retrospect the key symptoms were my disorientation, shaking uncontrollably...not a fever per se. An experienced ER doctor recognised what it was and began massive intervention immediately. He saved my life. I was in ICU for 5 days. In mid April I went back to my urologist who did a cystoscopy on me to check out surgery. He said the results of the surgery looked good. I have been wearing depends ever since the surgery. I urinate only 4 or 5 times a day when I have a sense of urgency. otherwise I am constantly dripping 24 hours per day. I change my depends at least 3 times a day.
I gone through periods of painful urination. I am scheduled to go back for a flo test on June 10th. I am thinking of cancelling and rescheduling because basically when I do urinate it is very briefly with a weak to medium flow, again I ma mostly constantly dripping. Like others to this post, I think I am in for an extended healing process, which in my case was probably lengthened by my profound septic shock episode..
Jayne

Washington, DC

#461 May 20, 2010
Who was your surgeon, Jim?
Jim from NC wrote:
I am reporting one month after greenlight procedure for a median lobe which was pressing against the bottom of my bladder at the bladder neck for many years: I feel like a new man. I can pee like never before (like normal). I had very minor amounts of blood in urine but that seems to have now stopped. I have a bit of weird sensation in the tip sometimes, but it's minor. My prostate was not particularly enlarged and surgery only took 20-25 minutes. My advice for everyone is TAKE IT EASY and rest for one month and let yourself heal: no heavy lifting, no sex, don't even drive for a week or more.
Jayne

Washington, DC

#462 May 20, 2010
Hi Charles in Brooklyn: My friend has that exact thing--the giant lobe. I wonder how the tissue could pass if you had had your prostate pressing against your urethra, though. My friend has both the median lobe and pressing on the urethra from each side. May we have the name of your surgeon? I'm at jcopley@gpo.gov. Thanks.
charles wrote:
<quoted text>
I had developed severe obstructive symptoms over a period of 25 years and had a "giant median lobe", according to my urologist. My surgery was in September 2009. Just the median lobe was removed and I have had excellent results without retrograde. The key is the experience/competence of the surgeon. Once you believe that you have found a competent surgeon who is experienced with this procedure, I would advise leaving the rest of the decisions to him.
Jayne

Washington, DC

#463 May 20, 2010
Dear Damien, Have you seen the trials on the National Institutes of Health site for NYMOX NX-1207 and botox? You are excluded from NX-1207 if you have a median lobe, but not excluded from botox. I would love to know why. What the heck is the substance in NX-1207? I have been looking into botox as a solution for my friend and can not find any study summaries saying there are side effects. The problem is, if the most you get is 30% size reduction and your prostate is a 58, will it have been worthwhile? Would like to correspond and see whether you ever tried botox. jcopley@gpo.gov. The synopsis you did of all the posts was a beauty and greatly appreciated.
R Damien wrote:
Here's the rest:
Here's the rest:
4) Iíve tried many of the herbs and they seem to help. I personally like the Ultra Natural Prostate formula from Life Extension ( www.lef.org ), along with their Pumpkin Seed formula. Pumpkin seed supposedly acts like flomax, in relaxing the smooth muscles so you can urinate easily. Get a formula that has saw-palmetto, beta-sistosterol, and quercitin to help keep the prostate from growing. Also, sesame lignans in the formula have been shown to reduce the chance of getting prostate cancer by up to 85%.
5) Also, because I have to urinate frequently, I stopped drinking a lot of liquids. Big mistake. My thought was, well if I donít drink, I wonít have to pee. My urologist said my bladder shrunk to half its normal size which makes me urinate even more frequently. So, on my days off from work, I started to drink twice as much water, and sure enough, my bladder is getting bigger. Because itís bigger, I can now hold more liquid before having to urinate. Iím working my way up from peeing every 30 minutes to an hour, to about 2-1/2 hours without an urgent trip to the bathroom.
6) Also, Iíve read that some of the guys out there are taking Detrol L.A. to decrease the frequency and urgency in urination. I took it also, but then my urologist told me to get off of it immediately. Youíre not supposed to take Detrol L.A. if you have urinary retention because it can make things worse. If youíre urine backs up into your kidneys there could be hell to pay. Also, Detrol made my heart beat race, and my blood pressure skyrocket, and I felt loopy. So, I found another herbal product that works well, without any side effects whatsoever. Itís called ďProstaneĒ and itís made by Himalaya Products. Itís not easy to find so youíll probably have to google it. I take one pill before I see a movie at the theater, am driving more than an hour, or about to go into a business meeting. For some reason, every time I take it, I donít get the urge to urinate immediately, and I can usually go about 3 hours before having to pee. I can still sense that I have to go to the bathroom, but itís more gradual, like when I was younger, instead of a 30-second warning. I donít know how it works, but it does a nice job of preventing bladder spasms and that feeling that you have to go immediately.
7) There are quite a few new procedures coming on the horizon that might be preferred to TURP, Holap, Prolieve, or Greenlight PVP. Iím currently looking into Biolitecís EVOLVE LIFE, Nymox NX-1207, and Botox. The latter two are essentially injections that are done in the urologistís office that shrink the prostate, and/or prevent it from growing. Botox supposedly will be approved by the FDA next year, but at this time, I donít know how good it is.
Ok, well all for now. Perhaps surgery is the answer if meds arenít a viable option.
Damien
vince FROM TOMS RIVER

Toms River, NJ

#464 May 24, 2010
i HAD THE GREEN LIGHT LASER IN MARCH 15 OF THIS YEAR. i HAVE NO EJGULATION AND NO SENCATION OF IT COMING FORTH. i WILL GO BACK TO SEE IF THEY CORRECT THIS CONDICTION
James

Burlington, IA

#465 May 27, 2010
I had the PVP procedure done 6 weeks ago. For the first 2-3 weeks after the procedure I experienced burning when urinating and was passing some blood. In the last 2-3 weeks I am doing much better - no more burning or blood, but am occasionally still passing some clots or dead skin when I urinate. Overall, urination is much better and I am getting up just once during the night. If this continues, I will consider the procedure to have been a big success. You have to be patient with the healing process.
Mike

United States

#466 Jun 4, 2010
Jim from Ontario wrote:
I had my green light laser surgery on Jan. 13th and still have retro ejaculatoin and dual flow urination at times, lose cntrol whn heavy lifting or coughing and use medomusil to control constipation. Ifi tis is my new life afer surgery I welcoime my frequent urination problems before surgery which I still have. I see my doctor on the 22nd and might suggest another cystoscopy to find if I need futher surgery to remove scarring which I read on this site could be the cause of my problems. I passed clots and blood with a burning penis head so how much worse can it get? Was anyone able to correct these problems with further surgery or is more time needed to relieve the ejaculation and flow problems?
I had green light 3/4/10. All my symptoms got worse with a lot of pain - blood in my urine - severe burning - frequency - urgency - incontinence!! According to the surgeon " an unfortunate reaction to the laser ". Another opinion resulted in exploritory surgery which made a bad situation worse and now my urethra is completely blocked and I have a super pubic catheter to pee. At this point I am meeting with Dr Gerald Jordan with Virginia Urology to consider " reconstruction of my urethra " to remove the scar tissue which is particularly dense as a result of the laser. I am told this is not. an simple procedure.
Mike from CT

Dortmund, Germany

#467 Jun 6, 2010
There is a study out that GreenLight causes ED
http://www.naceonline.com/CME-Courses/news.ph...
and another one is confirming all the irritative symptoms i read here:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18308094
Maybe in Europe there are more open and most data in the US is pushed by AMS Marketing.
Biolitec EVOLVE has less complications and no impact on ED:
http://www.mmdnewswire.com/press-release-dist...
Watch videos on youtube, looks really good the new Twister fiber
Anonymous

New Hampton, IA

#468 Jun 6, 2010
In Februray 2009, I had Green Light Laser Prostate Surgery which caused scar tissue, Peyronie's diease, and retroejaculation. Because I have Peyronieís diseases, I can not have a sexual relationship and am experiencing much depression.
I have tried to masturbate, but I can not feel anything.

During the tweleve months following my surgery, I wore a cathetor and leg bag four separate times.

In February 2010, a different surgeon removed my scar tissue. I still need to frquently urinate.
My surgeon has prescribed both Aminobenzoate Pot Envule 2 GM (12GM / day) and Transdermal Verapamil 15% Gel for my Peyronieís disease. I will need to be on these medications for several years.

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