bladder weakness due to enlarged prostate

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by Guest Posts on Tue Jun 02, 2020 10:45 am

bladder weakness due to enlarged prostate

My husband has severe bladder weakness due to an enlarged prostate and it is making it almost impossible for him to work. He would like to know if he can ask for a prostectomy if he is cancer-free, if it works and any problems that might ensue after the operation. He is 71 and normally works full-time. Thank you. Shirley
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by Mr Chris Harding on Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:42 am

Re: bladder weakness due to enlarged prostate

Yes his symptoms may respond to surgery but we usually start with lifestyle measures and fluid management followed by tablet treatment and reserve surgery for those who do not respond. I'm not sure how far into this pathway your husband may be but if he has severe symptoms as described then a consultation with a urologist is advised. The relative merits of prostate surgery can then be discussed.
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by Prof Christopher Chapple on Tue Jun 09, 2020 11:53 am

Re: bladder weakness due to enlarged prostate

Bladder weakness can occur spontaneously in the population. It often is exacerbated by enlargement of the prostate and in many cases the exact cause is unknown. Specialist review of the situation is appropriate.
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