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A 40-year-old member asked:

Following the surgery, reducing the prostate will the prostate continue to grow or will it stop after the surgery, what to do?

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Dr. James Lin
A Verified Doctoranswered
Urology 52 years experience
Yes,...: Yes, the residual tissue will continue its growth but with a widely variable pace. The amount of residual tissue can high vary depending on how much tissue is needed and/or can be removed as decided at / during the surgery by urologist. So, yes, residual tissue will continue to grow; for detail, ask your urologist.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

Will having prostate surgery cause it to stop growing or will it continue to grow regardless?

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Dr. Anshu Guleria
Urology 34 years experience
Depends what surgery: If you had internal prostate surgery and don't take medicine to prevent prostate growth, it will slowly grow back. If the whole prostate was removed for cancer, then any regrowth is bad.

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Last updated May 13, 2014


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