A 37-year-old male asked:
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male 68yrs. prostate weight from 49.4gm to 22gms. residual urine=59 cc.urine flowrate 10 ml/s per.e-coli & kleb pneumonia in urine.is surgery needed?

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Dr. Alan Strumeyer
33 years experience Urology
Personal choice: Assuming on meds that caused size of prostate to "shrink" residual is ok flow is slow but ok if this is first infection or recurrent? Need ultrasound for infection work up seems like a personal choice based on info given.
Answered on May 5, 2013
Dr. Howard Usitalo
40 years experience Urology
An option: If you have been on Alpha blockers like flomax, (tamsulosin) and 5 Alpha reductase inhibitors like finasteride, and still got a uti, surgery most likely is indicated. Also your doctor may feel that the infection is from prostate infection and that surgery is indicated to remove infected tissue.
Answered on Jun 24, 2014

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