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I am scheduled for HIFU in a few weeks as part of a clinical trial.
I am pretty comfortable with most of the aspects of the procedure.
Question is ... how long is the catheter really necessary. I have heard 3 days to 3 weeks but I know your mileage may vary.
I am youngish (55), small prostate and no urination issues (don't get up at night, dont dribble etc) so I am hopeful I am on the shorter side of that - experience?