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Suggest an alternate treatment for BPH

I do have PC (active surveillance 4 years) but my immediate concern is BPH with serious difficulty to urinate at night. I am ready to have a corrective procedure but strongly dislike the idea of TURP preferring instead Green Light laser because of less bleeding, shorter hospital stay, anticipated results similar to TURP. I m 82. What is your opinion?
Fri, 13 Feb 2015
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hello,
welcome to HCM
i have to tell you that the pros and cons are same in both the operation.
but in your age i should advise you to go for TURP. because
this is more popular so surgeons are more skillful in it.and in green light laser the urinary problem like frequency,urgency are very troublesome in the first month after surgery.
hope this will help you
regards.
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Suggest an alternate treatment for BPH

hello, welcome to HCM i have to tell you that the pros and cons are same in both the operation. but in your age i should advise you to go for TURP. because this is more popular so surgeons are more skillful in it.and in green light laser the urinary problem like frequency,urgency are very troublesome in the first month after surgery. hope this will help you regards.