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I am 87 years...

I am 87 years old and have prostate problems .My doctor has been having me take Flomax as I have chronic urinary retention. I have been told to use a indwelling catheter to empty my bladder. This leads to bleeding and UTI so I think I need some thing else.

Doctor's Assistant: What are all the symptoms you're experiencing (e.g. loss of appetite, fever, rash)?

None of these

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

A biopsy over 10 years showed a speck of cancer. My PSA's over that time has been near 15 plus or minus 2

Doctor's Assistant: Are you keeping a personal medical record while dealing with this?

My doctor has the records. I kept a list of when I catheterized myself

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Doctor: Dr. David, Board Certified Physician replied 7 months ago

I am sorry you are having prostate problems.

are you able to have a TURP transurethral resection of prostate tissue surgery?

this can help you urinate easier without a straight cath procedure.

you should be doing some kegel exercises to help strengthen your pelvic muscles.

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