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Author:  GoranS [ Wed Jun 10, 2020 12:13 pm ]
Post subject:  How TURP removed calcifications, bacteria and cured me

Hey fellow sufferers.

I believe that I have a story to tell. Despite being only 32 years of age, I underwent several episodes of bacterial prostatitis, each becoming harder to cure. Just like many others here, the situation was complicated by calcifications and damage to the seminal vesicle.

I just came back from a year of hell, where a portion of my prostate got so obstructed that no antibiotics were able to penetrate sufficently until basicially nothing touched this disease.

Just like many of you, I started touring urologists all around my country and the whole world, until one of them provided a simple solution to it - completely removing the obstructed and diseased part, along with the calcifications and other altered tissue that we associate with bacterial prostatitis.

Keep in mind that most of the urologists gave me a diagnosis of non-bacterial prostatitis just to send me home. I even started suffering pelvic floor disorder, with pelvic muscles hurting quite lot, until I switched to a more efficent antibiotic.

At many points during the last year, I became so sick that I admitted myself to emergency care no less than 5 times, without getting any help whatsoever.

Today, I am free of disease, medications and I do not even have any side effects from the TURP that I know of. I am mostly painless and everything down there functions properly.

For those who wish to read my full story along with my opinion on treatments that worked and those that did not, I present the story here xxxx

If there is something on the site missing out, feel free to ask me anything.

ADMIN NOTE: At his point in time, I can not allow a link to your site by orders of the board.

HOWEVER... If anyone would like to see this posters site, please send him a private message.

I saw nothing wrong with the site, but if I started allowing one site in, this place would be flooded with
nothing but links to private sites... which is not what the founders wanted.

Author:  dom_hend [ Wed Jun 10, 2020 9:29 pm ]
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Read all of your web site. This seems like the most logical solution for all of us suffering with calcifications, which possibly help form abscesses.

Of course it has its risks, but when you deal with this for years, decades, what do you have to lose at this point.

Author:  GoranS [ Thu Jun 11, 2020 5:09 am ]
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All I can say is that I would had done it earlier, had I known what a piece of cake it was.

Most urologists discourage from surgery and talk about it like something extremely invasive. On the other hand, those urologist never offer us any other solution and just send us home to suffer.

Sure, an unexperienced surgeon could possibly cause some damage but that should also be weighted to the risks from a untreated infection, which not only are limited to increased risk of BPH/cancer but even death from bacterial prostatitis is described in litterature, following endocarditis or bacteria finding their way to the bloodstream.

It is still amazing how I was diagnosed with a "mysterious, poorly understood" disease with "no further treatment options but painkillers" by several dozens of doctors, while it took 10 minutes for another doctor to find out what was wrong and then it took him another 60 minutes to provide a permanent cure.

Author:  WS1234 [ Sat Jun 13, 2020 6:45 pm ]
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Can you explain how you were actually diagnosed with bacterial prostatitis? What bacteria? How did they confirm a bacterial infection was causing your pain? Were you responsive to antibiotics early on? How did they confirm you had calcififcations (Assuming a scan of some sort)? Who did your TURP?

Author:  GoranS [ Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:19 am ]
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WS1234 wrote:
Can you explain how you were actually diagnosed with bacterial prostatitis? What bacteria? How did they confirm a bacterial infection was causing your pain? Were you responsive to antibiotics early on? How did they confirm you had calcififcations (Assuming a scan of some sort)? Who did your TURP?


First of all, I was responsive to antibiotics most of the time, but there would be periods where the antibiotics stopped working and I had to replace them with other ones. I tested positive for staphylococcus aureus once, e. coli twice and enterococcus faecalis once.

I have no idea how all that ended up with me, or if they were all pathogenic or contamination from urethra, skin, my fingers, someone elses fingers or whatever. But given how I had to rotate antibiotics alot, it is likely that there were at least two pathogens present.

Furthermore, the prostatic abscess is a strong indication of a bacterial infection. Calcifications have been present with me since 10 years back, and it was possible but harder to clear earlier infections from them.

To some urologists, it was very clear that this was indeed a bacterial infection. To the vast majority of them, it was a mysterious disease that modern science does not understand and that the only treatment option is alphablockers, which by the way did nothing at all.

Author:  dom_hend [ Sun Jun 28, 2020 2:28 pm ]
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Goran
Have you done a Semen analysis since the procedure to see if the sperm left in the ejaculation are still motile enough to have kids?

Author:  JoeW [ Sat Jul 11, 2020 3:53 pm ]
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Makes perfect sense. Calcifications have been shown to harbor biofilms which prevent bacteria from being eradicated.

I had a radical TURP done. It did not cure my prostatitis, but it did completely remove some very early stage cancer that would have otherwise gone undetected. There was a recovery period during which I had bladder hyperreactivity, but otherwise no adverse consequences. So all in all it was a benefit having the procedure.

Author:  dom_hend [ Sat Jul 11, 2020 9:09 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: How TURP removed calcifications, bacteria and cured me

Interesting, radical TURP removes all of the prostate tissue, and the capsule left is unlikely to remain infected. What are the symptoms you are left with Joe?

Author:  JoeW [ Sat Jul 11, 2020 10:59 pm ]
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The modern radical TURP removes quite a bit less tissue than the original version, at least that was the case with the version I got. Apparently there were unacceptable adverse effects to removing too much tissue. My original prostate volume was 25 mL, afterwards there was 16mL left, so only about a third of the prostate was actually removed. My prostatitis symptoms remained unchanged - evidently the infection was lodged in the more remote areas.

Author:  GoranS [ Sun Jul 12, 2020 3:43 am ]
Post subject:  Re: How TURP removed calcifications, bacteria and cured me

No, the "modern" radical TURP is done primarimy with a Holmium laser, that can remove up to 90 percent of the prostate. The area left behind is the tissue close to the muscle that closes the urethra for urination.

However, this area is luckily seldom affected by infection according to my urologist.

If only 30 percent of your prostate was removed, you did not get a radical TURP by definition. It was only partial.

The unacceptable risk your doctor mentioned was probably retrograde ejaculation. It is true that more tissue is spared by some modern urologists when trying to preserve it, but you were there for prostatitis and not BPH.

Author:  JoeW [ Sun Jul 12, 2020 11:27 am ]
Post subject:  Re: How TURP removed calcifications, bacteria and cured me

You have a point regarding the semantics but that is not necessarily the way doctors see it.

I do have retrograde ejaculation at times as a result of my radical TURP and it is a nonissue. My M.D. warned me to expect it.

The version you are referring to is the original, standard procedure. I did not realize it is still being done. The M.D. who did my procedure informed me there are additional adverse effects to taking the prostate down to the bare capsule. I did not feel moved at the time to inquire as to what those adverse effects were.

The bottom line here is anyone contemplating a radical TURP should be aware there are different versions out there with different consequences.

Author:  jae24565 [ Sat Aug 15, 2020 11:59 am ]
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I have had recurrent acute bacterial prostatitis since ten years ago, due to urethral stricture. I did a urethroplasty with scrotal epilated flap three years ago which cured my stricture but not the prostatits because I had already calcifications in the periurethral prostate area. So 5 weeks ago I underwent a Holep procedure in which the removed 80% of my prostate. I will see if the procedure has cured my infections in the next year. I had no complications after the surgery.
I will keep posting in the next six months.

Author:  bbosprostate [ Sun Sep 20, 2020 7:22 pm ]
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Jae please keep us updated, I have bacterial prostatitis and may look into this procedure

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