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Q. I am a 66-year-old subscriber. When I had my annual checkup, my doctor discovered that my PSA had jumped to 5.8. A urologist diagnosed prostate cancer, and I decided to have my prostate removed. I've done fine since, with a PSA of 0 and perfect control of my urine -- except that I have to get up to urinate two or three times every night, just as I did before surgery.
I thought that prostate operations were supposed to help with nighttime urination. What went wrong?
A. It actually sounds like everything has gone right.
Enlargement of the prostate, usually due to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), can produce a variety of voiding symptoms. Many men …