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Can I Take Zyrtec Before A Guided Prostrate Biospy
What can we expect from my husbands prostrate cancer it is in 10percent of the 12 biopsy taken thank you?
Depends: It sounds as if there is a small amount of cancer in the prostate which is good. However, there are many other factors such as the gleason score, psa, and others that help determine how aggressive the cancer is and whether treatment is needed or not. These need to be discussed with a urologist and/or radiation oncologist expert in prostate cancer treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Biopsy is tissue removed by needle or cutting to remove part of a body part. It is usually a small amount of material that is processed by a pathologist. Most of the time it is stained and looked at through a microscope to arrive at a diagnosis. Special processes are done for some tissues or problems. The purpose is to tell what the problem is (diagnosis). ...Read more
For several years my PSA test has been increasing. Recent prostrate biopsy was negative. What else cause increased PSA?
PSA: PSA or prostate specific antigen is often used as a screening for prostate cancer. It is not very specific for that because elevations can occur in other disease including benign prostatic hypertrophy. A negative biopsy should allow you to rest assured that currently you don't have prostate cancer ...Read more
I am 42 yr old, got a Prostrate Biopsy which possibly shows 2 or 3, 2 mm areas of cancerous cells with a gleason score of 7, My USG showed an N Prostra?
Early ca prostate: See urologist.prostatectomy is my recommendationGet a more detailed answer ›
take tissue blocks:
You can ask pathology department to give you (or they can send themself) tissue cell block or blocks with your core biopsies and slides, to your second opinion doctor. In this case you do not need to have biopsy again, at least until you hear second opinion.
Be well. Thank you for question. ...Read more
I have had a biopsy diagnosis of my prostrate done and it was found to have cancerous cells in a small area. Radium pellets inserted is the option I am looking at early in the new year. What is the effect on my libido as I am still active at 66 years?
Advised to take OTC Zyrtec/ Flonase for non-infected fluid in middle right ear. Now, exhausted all day, even when I take Zyrtec before bed. Meds?
Probably: Although the usual dose of zyrtec (cetirizine) for an adult is 10 mg daily, under the direction of a physician, some patients may need more. It would be important to discuss the dosing with your physician as another approach to treatment may be indicated. Avoid drinking alcohol and be aware that drowsiness may be more likely at higher doses. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
DON'T!: The maximum clinical dose of Zyrtec (cetirizine) is 10mg per day. 50mg is therefore 5X the recommended daily dose! You will most likely be fine if you did, you should call the Poison control # and drink a lot of fluids,.but if you make a habit of it you run the risk of damaging your liver. In a 2-year study of rats that were given higher doses of Zrytec it revealed increased Liver tumors in the those rats! ...Read more
No: Zyrtec (cetirizine) d contains an antihistamine (zyrtec) which helps itching, sneezing and drippy nose and a decongestant (sudafed) which helps stuffiness. Zyrtec (cetirizine) can cause drowsiness in some people. Sudafed can cause stimulation side effects like tremor, nervousness, insomnia, increased pulse rate and increased blood pressure. Zyrtec (cetirizine) d should be used with caution in people with heart disease. ...Read more
Nasal congestion?: I would suggest talking to your doctor if otc antihistamines are not helpful. I will mention that antihistamines tend to be more helpful for itching and sneezing and less helpful for nasal congestion. Nasal antihistamines and nasal steroids tend to be more effective for nasal congestion due to allergic rhinitis (allergies). ...Read more
You CAN but...: Both medications contain antihistamines, which is taken in excess, can cause excess sedation and dryness. Elderly people and young children are at higher risk for having adverse reactions to antihistamines, which can include confusion, instability, etc. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Not recommended: The maximum daily dose recommended for zyrtec (cetirizine) is 10mg. Higher than this dose may cause serious side effects such as liver damage, seizures or low blood pressure. However, in certain situations higher than recommended dose may be warranted under physician supervision. The risks/benefits must be carefully weighed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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