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25 Sep

Urinary urgency
I am 73-year-old, male, and in otherwise pretty good health although I do have BPH. I have been suffering from urinary urgency for about a year & a half and sometimes find myself in a potentially embarrassing situation when I'm away from home or a public toilet. A urologist I have been seeing over the past few years was not able to offer a solution although he did prescribe something about a year ago - the name escapes me now - which did not help at all. Are you able to offer some advice or suggest a medication I take to ease my stress whenever I am out & about. Thank you.
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01 Oct

Dear Sir
There are two different classes of medications that can be tried.
These are the anticholinergics, and a relatively new drug called Betmiga.
Should these medications not assist, then other options such as intravesical Botox, and sacral nerve stimulation can be considered.
However, obstruction due to the BPH needs to be excluded first.
I would suggest going back to your urologist, who can take you through the process.
Kind regards
Prenevin
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