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Trip was not wasted even though Green Light prostate surgery awaited.. advised red light...colonoscopy 600baht,down the throat 1200 baht,heart echocardography tested..800 baht (3 years ago LVID borderline,this time 64%,just what is borderline?) pages of blood testing half hour with thyroid doc,underactive thyroid,x rays,23 skin blemishes blasted 600 baht,before/after bladder test urology doc , I sure do need that op advised live another 50 years,not bad for 89 year old sat the week out then downing beer at third of Thai prices 7 thousand via KL

good week anyway got loads of veterinary meds fraction of prices here

Well, that's nice, but can you shed any light on the situation with this specific prostate procedure in India?

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Type the name of the surgery and then India

What is the name of the 'surgery ' ?

Prostate Artery Embolization India

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Did my own little research on this procedure. 

 

It appears to be quite challenging for the radiologist as he has to navigate a cobweb of arteries, the configuration of which varies from patient to patient. The main risk being the release of the pellets into the bloodstream supplying the bladder or the rectum, hence damaging these organs... scary.

 

Wondering I'd go to India to an unknown hospital for such a procedure. 

 

Hopital Claude Pompidou, in Paris, seem to have a good background in PAE though, probably plenty of places in US too.

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I’ve been using Xatral XL 10mg for a few years with great results and no noticeable side effects.

Went from getting up every hour to sleeping the night though.


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There's a newspaper article in a UK newspaper today about prostate artery embolization. I'd post a link but it's behind a paywall.

 

It says “Currently the treatment is only available at 18 NHS centres, as part of research trials.” However it goes on to say it should be more generally available in the UK on the NHS within about two years. It also notes "The procedure is likely to cost the NHS around £2,500 per patient, in line with the costs of surgery, with possible savings from shorter hospital stays."

 

Has anyone heard anything recently about prostate artery embolization being available in Thailand?

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On 4/9/2016 at 8:01 AM, loppylugs1 said:

For every negative notice pulled off the net ,could put another 10 (at least)in opposite direction The "persistent symptoms" were actually non-events in the scheme of things. I'm not taking drugs for this problem,taken them and a total waste of time.

Looks as a 30% reduction in prostate size is achieved in most circumstances,which is ideal

It took me eight months to jump over my own shadow and visit the local hospital three days ago.

They found a few important blood related issues, did an X-ray where I saw an extreme problem at my spine after a guy had almost killed me in an accident.

 

My next appointment is on the 30th, where they told me to make a "cancer blood test." If anybody has such a problem it's always better to see a doctor fist, even when it's a sort of inconvenient. 

 

  I can only hope that the blood test isn't positive. Does anybody know how and what they test? Are they looking for cells that aren't ordinary ones? Thanks. 

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Hopefully it is a PSA as pretty much all other blood tests it migjt be are not suitable as screening tools (some hospitals still do them becsuse from their point of view all the resulting false positives are a plus as they lead to expensive unnecessary procedures).

Find out what the test is and if other than PSA do not agree unless they can give you a specific reason such as other abnormal finding.

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9 minutes ago, Sheryl said:

Hopefully it is a PSA as pretty much all other blood tests it migjt be are not suitable as screening tools (some hospitals still do them becsuse from their point of view all the resulting false positives are a plus as they lead to expensive unnecessary procedures).

But Sheryl my understanding, so far, was that the PSA was acceptably sensitive but not selective at all. Hence the debate about its use for systematic screening...

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