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Is it safe for me to have a colonoscopy if I have an enlarged prostate

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Adler
30 years experience Urology
Yes: Having BPH (regardles of whether or not it causes symptoms) will not interfere with a colonoscopy or make the procedure have increased risk.
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A 86-year-old male asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
40 years experience Preventive Medicine
Many Many Variables: Safe is a relative term & always in the eyes of the beholder. Microwave is just electromagnetic radiation (below infra-red, above radio in frequency) ... Read More
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A 71-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Simon
37 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Ask anesthesiologist: Your anesthesiologist will do an assessment of risk before surgery and discuss this with you. If there is doubt of safety, speak with your family doc ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
By Symptoms/Check Up: Only way you will suspect you have enlarged prostate is if you have symptoms and get it checked by your doctor symptoms are 1weak urinary stream 2n ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
Yes...: Yes. But an enlarged prostate does not always cause trouble in urination; on the other hand, a smaller one doesn't guarantee no voiding trouble. Botto ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
FOLLOW UR DOCs ADVIC: That is a rather large prostate and you need to have it checked by your urologist, get psa level done and if symptomatic and normal psa, you may need ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
Here are some...: The reason for treating prostate-related symptoms is to ease voiding symptoms such as slow urine flow, straining to void, frequency, etc. and to avoid ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Umbreit
13 years experience Urology
Not typical: This is not a typical sign of prostate enlargement. Urinary frequency, urgency, slow stream, incomplete bladder emptying, etc. Are tip-offs to prostat ... Read More
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
14 years experience General Practice
Symptoms: If you have increased bladder discomfort where urine flow is compromised, then meds would be needed. How accurate is a digital prostate exam? Really ... Read More
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A 77-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
38 years experience Dentistry
Studies show: Studies show a little alcohol daily helps with BPH however coffee increases BPH risk.
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