So I've always had a Woolworth's bladder, right from being a teen, after a few beverages with my raucous teenage friends, I'd spend most of the night frequenting the bathroom or back of the shed depending on where the festivities took us. Things never really changed, my 20's, 30's and into my 40's the frequency and irritation of never ending pee stops, and getting up in the middle of the night was continuous. Urology visits, endoscopies, urine flow charts, Bloods-PSAs, exclusion tests for Prostate & Bladder Cancer and please bend over examinations were (are) common for me.
My diagnosis BPH (Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy) and Irritable Bladder Neck. Not so bad on the face of it. However at one point there was discussion of surgical treatment for my prostate to relieve my symptoms as oral medication was adversely affecting me.
Having trained as an Urgent Care Physician there's a tendency to think worse case scenario and work backwards from there .... so I'm thinking Prostate resection and possible impotence due to nerve damage, that's great ....... how do you fix that?
Yes Doctors can catastrophize things also .... so I started looking around at treatments available to help post prostate surgery if that's the way things were going to go for me.
I'd known about PRP treatments for 10 years plus, and knew that it had various applications. A colleague of mine had met Dr Charles Runels pioneer of the P Shot® and asked if I'd be interested in learning about this new treatment, which also had applications in sexual health. Given how I was personally affected I thought it would be great to see how the treatment could be applied in men with ED Erectile Dysfunction, and so I decided to take part in the learning and practical sessions in the application of the P Shot®. To be continued.
Dr Mark Morunga