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What kind of doctor are you following for this? A urologist?
Not fully emptying bladder with an enlarged prostate means that your bladder is not fully emptying because the enlarged prostate is not allowing your bladder to fully empty.
yes I am seeing a urologist
You may require treatment in the form of medications for this and if medications fail you will require prostate surgery.
What has your urologist recommended?
well i only had the scan on Friday and I have not seen him again yet, i was just wondering likely outcome
I think that you will require medications like tamsulosin, which is a medication that helps open up your bladder. If this works then your urologist will continue with it. If it fails then your next step may be surgery i.e. TURP.
Googling sometimes does not help, I see lots of references to a catheter and I was hoping this was not the answer to my problem
ok THANKS FOR THIS
Catheter is only placed if you have complete obstruction to outflow of your urine meaning urinary outflow obstruction which you are not having I presume.
Residual urine means you are passing urine but you are not emptying your bladder fully.
So you will not require a catheter.
no I am not having this issue (yet)
Yup so you do not require a catheter.
However you can have recurrent infections because of residual urine staying in there.
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