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Best Procedure To Reduce Prostate
Medication.: The only sure way to reduce the size of the prostate without surgery is to use a medication called a 5-alpha-reductase inhibitor. Examples are Finasteride and dutasteride. Most over-the-counter and herbal remedies have not been validated as effective treatments. Even with an enlarged prostate, you may not need any treatment unless you become bothered by symptoms. Seek a urologist for guidance. ...Read more
The prostate is a gland that lies at the base of the bladder and surrounding a segment of urethra. It secretes a milky fluid that is discharged by excretory ducts into the urethra during the emission of semen. It is clinically important because enlargement of the prostate with age, and prostate cancer are two common ...Read more
For an enlarged prostate - what is the best surgery to minimize erection problems and retrograde ejaculation?
Some residual: A scar forms when there is healing of an injury to the tissues. Remember that with almost all wounds, healing continues for months and months as we change the stress on the tissues. A scar forms as a result and may have many different appearances and colors. Any dark coloration may fade over time but the tissues never are the same and so some scarring will always be there. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See Below: There are no "best way"; it's all very person-specific. You need to try different things to see what works or maybe a combination of different things might work. You might want to re-evaluate things you can/cannot control and accept the one that you cannot control; practice stress management: exercise, relaxation, sleep hygiene, creating a routine to make your environment more predictable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Drain Prostate: The prostate is responsible for the vast majority of semen with ejaculation. There have been several studies, the largest in the well known journal jama, which showed that men in their 20s who ejaculated frequently had a lower incidence of prostate cancer later in life. Ejaculation is the most natural way to "drain" the prostate and could possible help with clearing undesirable material. ...Read more
BPH: Treatments for BPH fall into two categories; medical and surgical. Medical therapy includes Alpha blocker medications to improve urine flow and 5-alpha reductase inhibitors to shrink the gland. The surgical options include thermal or laser destruction of prostatic tissue or transurthral resection of prostaic tissue (turp). The "best" treatment is a very individual thing. ...Read more
Benign or malignant?: Prostate surgery can be done for benign prostatic enlargement (BPH) or for prostate cancer. Benign disease is treated with a variety of laser or thermal mechanisms to remove or diminish the obstructing tissue. Patient preferences and urologists experience are the key issues in selection. Turp remains the "gold standard" by which all new procedures are compared. ...Read more
Depends : There are thousands of different types of cancer, each with different patterns of response to radiation and the many chemotherapeutic agents available at different stages. Hodgkin's, embryonal cell carcinoma, childhood leukemia, wilms tumor, and neuroblastoma are all cured more often than not by chemo. There are other cancers it doesn't touch, or for which it may be overused. ...Read more
Need expert advice. After the surgery to reduce the prostate, will the prostate continue to grow or will it stop after the surgery?
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. ...Read more
No good answer: Penile enhancement surgeries are not a good idea in most cases. Very few urologists do them. Additionally, there are no drugs or herbal remedies that will increase the size of one's penis. Take heart though, probably less than 1% of men have a penile size that is inadequate to have successful sexual intercourse. ...Read more
Palate rest: YOu cannot stop eating but you can watch what you eat. You need to avoid hot food as well as spicy. Would not drink hot tea or hot liquids. Stop or avoid smoking as the hot smoke can add to the inflammation. If it does not go away in one or two days then see you doc to make sure that that is all there is. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Age gracefully: It is part of aging process. There are medicines that will shrink the prostate, used only when there are symptoms to make it so that the benefits outweigh the risks. There are otc meds i've seen and those from geriatric research but no legitimate studies to prove their efficacy. ...Read more
Improving scars: There is no simple answer to this question. Scars can be improved in a number of fashions including the use of certain topical agents like silicone gel sheeting certain topical steroids or steroid injections. However deeper scars may require intervention such as fractional or other laser resurfacing and dermabrasion. One should see their doctor to determine the best options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
All depends: Upon your geographic location, urologist you consult ; if dr will make you a deal in absence of medical insurance. Then there are costs of anesthesia, operating room, pacu (recovery room) ; hospitalization. Hope this isn't for you at age 33, most patients requiring TURP are covered by medicare. Would suggest 2nd opinion if you are the patient. ...Read more
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