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does alfuzosin help with bph

A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
57 years experience Dermatology
Yes: Very safe and effective. Dutasteride will reduce the risk of prostate cancer, reduce the need for prostate surgery, reduce the risk of kidney failure. ... Read More
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Krick
36 years experience Urology
TUMT: Transurethral ultrasound microwave therapy for BPH initially causes a good deal of swelling in the prostate before any actual tissue shrinkage occurs. ... Read More
Dr. Jeremy Gitomer
29 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Still early: You likely have swelling of the urethral and surrounding tissues causing a difficulty in passing urine. You did not mention your bladder function pre ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chris Kyle
18 years experience Urology
No: None that have been scientifically proven most of the herbs are marketed with anecdotal evidence, at best even saw palmetto, which is commonly used fo ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Michaels
53 years experience Urology
No: Several studies were done on saw palmetto and it was no better than placebo.
Dr. James Lin
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Here are some ...: All the commercially touted prostate-health-enhancing herbs or pills contain similar ingredients usually being saw palmetto, pygeum, multiple vitamins ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
42 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
See below: Some of the symptoms are frequency, hesitancy, ie unable to easily start passing urine, urgency, ie immediate urge to pass urine, nocturia ie having t ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Yu
26 years experience Urology
Depends: Usually BPH is treated with medications first. These are alpha-blockers like flomax, or 5-aris like avodart (dutasteride). If unsuccessful, then a p ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Yu
26 years experience Urology
Enlargement: Simply put, BPH (benign prostatic hypertrophy) is enlargement of the prostate. It is associated with aging and a very common finding in most men over ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Lin
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Here is...: BPH is abbrev of benign prostate hyperplasia, which is a general, confusing, clinical term for men's trouble to void although it is a pathological ter ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Tillett
22 years experience Urology
No: There are no data of which I am aware showing this causality. You may be thinking of dht, which is the form of testosterone that is most active in pr ... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Krick
36 years experience Urology
BPH: Daily 5 mg Cialis has been approved for BPH in the usa. It likely is as helpful as available Alpha blocker drugs but it is quite expensive and conseq ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
27 years experience Urology
Yes: BPH will affect the flow of urine but does not block the flow of sperm. Sperm and ejaculate volume should not change.
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