Acute and chronic prostatitis discussion. Arnon Krongrad, MD, moderator.
HI EVERYBODY!!! Im really sorry guys for disappear for such a long time, but like mike adds in the forum i was just trying to recover the last 3 years of my life, losted when i was suffering from that nightmare called prostatitis. Well exactly today i complete 9 months after my LRP (laparoscopical radical prostatoctemy), and im feeling pretty well!!
The next time i will tell you all the details, im in marruecos now!! Health and best regards!!
I heard German its not very well, hes pain relapsed again, I friend of mine told me last week. He has LRP done in England 2 years ago :( .
I hope its not true, probably this is the reason he never came back on this forum.
Theodor, please don't be offended, but I'd like some confirmation of German's present condition. If it's true, of course, it's worrying, but there used to be a guy on another forum who constantly spread misinformation about LRP for prostatitis. Let's hope German himself can give us an update.
To have data requires patients. To have patients requires data. A chicken:egg situation, eh?
The anecdotes are not a scientific basis for an informed decision that includes an estimation of the probabilities of success, failure, and risk. To have probabilities estimations requires prospective data collection. In this light, the anecdotes take on critical meaning as a trigger for a testable hypothesis, whose testing will lead to probabilities estimations. In this case, here is the testable hypothesis: For severe, treatment-refractomy chronic prostatitis, laparoscopic prostatectomy is associated with symptom relief.
Why is it important that scientific structure be introduced to the testing of new hypotheses for this disorder? Because some of the well tested hypotheses -- Lyrica is useful -- have been falsified by the data. And because many other hypotheses have been so poorly tested that they leave us with no real understanding of treatment effect at all.
Patients with this disorder deserve better knowledge than we have today. Patients who care about this disorder should push for new hypotheses and more clinical trials as a basis for better knowledge.
More testimonials is not a substitute for clinical trials.
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Hi gays, Marcin how are you feeling 5 years after LPR?
How is German? Marcin do you have any info about German now?