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I read your recovery story and was pretty amazed about it. Thanks for sharing your story.
My father was diagnosed with enlarged prostate for the past 8 years he did a biopsy in 2012 and luckily was not cancerous so he was just taking medication for enlarged prostate until April 17, 2016 when that night he couldn’t pee and had to go to emergency in the morning to get a catheter and was advised for see his Urologist . On April 19 we went to the Urologist he checked and said that his prostate is too large and he will put him in the list for Cystoscopy, removed the catheter and asked him to go back to emergency if he is not able to pee.
Long story short, many times his catheter was removed and when we go home he couldn’t pee then we had to go back to emergency to insert the catheter. May 03 we went back to Urologist, he booked him for Cystoscopy for June 01, 2016 and asked him to be in catheter in the meantime. On June 01, 2016, he did the Cystoscopy and was able to pee in the hospital in front of the doctor. The doctor removed the catheter again and said that he will put him in the list for surgery. When we got home that night he couldn’t pee and we had to rush to emergency and this time they insert a 24 inch catheter to flush out the blood clots caused as a result of Cystoscopy. In the hospital when the doctor noticed that my dad suffered a lot he put him for surgery for June 29, 2016. He had the Green Light laser surgery and had a catheter for 5 days. Once the catheter was removed after a couple of weeks he was back to normal and pee again and he was fine with only 2-3 times wake up at night to use the bathroom. He visited the Urologist every 6 months to a year and everything seemed fine.
On Feb 9th, 2018 morning he saw some blood while urinating and his urine was coming as drips. We got scared and took him to emergency. While waiting for our turn in the emergency I made him drink 4 bottles of water and he started to pee normal and clear with no blood. We did the blood and urine tests and the emergency doctor just give him some antibiotics and asked him to follow up with his Urologist as tests seemed to be normal. From his visit until he saw the Urologist on March 8, 2018, everything was back to normal, no blood and pee normally. During his visit to the Urologist office on March 8th, he was asked to come to the hospital for a cystoscopy scheduled for April 12, 2017. When we went for Cystoscopy, the doctor was not able to perform it because tissues grew that made the passage too narrow and they need to be cut. He booked my father for VIU surgery for May 30th, 2018 which is two days from today.
Although he has no issues other than one day bleeding on Feb 9th, 2018 I don’t know why the doctor wants him to do this VIU procedure. Is it to prevent future issues? From your posts it seems that Urethroplasty is a better option than Urethrotomy can you pleases comments on that. My father is 69 years old and we live in Toronto Canada.
I really appreciate your inputs.