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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience Hospital-based practice
No: No.
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Dr. James Krick
35 years experience Urology
Unlikely : In general, prostatic enlargement is unrelated to erectile dysfunction. The only connection is that the incidence of both increase with age.

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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Samuel Lee
30 years experience Urology
DHT: Testosterone is converted to an active form Dihydrotestosterone in the prostate tissue by an enzyme , 5 alpha reductase. It is postulated this proce ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
15 years experience Urology
Medication.: The volume of an enlarge prostate can be reduced with medications called 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors, such as Finasteride and dutasteride. It may tak ... Read More
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Dr. James Lin
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Here are some...: 5-alpha reductase inhibitor like finasteride or dutasteride, may shrink prostate volume (size) by some 20-25% in 2-3 months, and LHRH analog like lupr ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Starts sometimes: All prostates enlarge with age, and symptoms start when this happends. A 55 yo can have this and that is a common age for the start. As long as you ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Digital rectal exam: Will detect enlarged prostate as well ultrasound. Symtoms R slow & weak urinary stream, urinary retention, frequent urination by day & night, ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Lin
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Here are some...: Over time, the test for enlarged prostate has evolved & changed, evolving to be more accurate. Traditionally, it is by men's voiding symptoms, but ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Depends on cause: Enlarged prostate due to infection is usually treated with antibiotics. If its due to benign prostatic hypertrophy, then medication such as flomax, (t ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
15 years experience Urology
Varies widely.: An enlarged prostate (BPH) may have no 'effects' or symptoms. Usually, BPH presents with urinary complaints: hesitancy, weak stream, increased urinary ... Read More
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A 71-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Donato
24 years experience Urology
BPH Options: Alpha-blockers are pills to relax the muscles around the prostate, quickly increasing flow and reducing bother. 5-α reductase pills will shrink the g ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Not good, but you : Usually dont feel a thing for many years.

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