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with early onset bph in a 50+ male, with inability to empty bladder in one shot, is it reccomended to take the meds w/side affects or manage ?

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Dr. Slade Suchecki
17 years experience Family Medicine
Can try: Can try otc things like saw palmetto. At some point it will progress to needing med like Flomax (tamsulosin) or cardura. Maybe even needing a procedure to open passage with microwave or laser. Discuss situation with family physician or urologist.
Answered on Jun 25, 2014
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Dr. Michael Michaels
52 years experience Urology
Meds: If the urine flow rate,as documented by a uroflow test is clearly abnormal and the bladder does not empty as documented by post-void ultrasound then the first option would be medication,provided no nodule is felt on digital rectal exam and the PSA is not suspicious.Good luck.
Answered on Aug 13, 2014

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