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Does Finasteride Cure Prostate Enlargement
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
Dutasteride 0.5 mgs. is about equal to how many milligrams of Finasteride for an enlarged prostate?
5 mg ....: The formulation of these two drugs with 0.5 mg for dutasteride and 5 mg for finasteride is approximated to be equal although in clinical study indicating dutasteride has faster effect and slight edge over finasteride. But, in practice, I do not prefer either one because at the end, they are about the same. More? Ask your urologist. Best wish... ...Read more
What is Dutasteride capsule 0.5 equal to if one is to be prescribed finasteride (in mgs.) for an enlarged prostate?
Same effect: either one , avodart [dutasteride][type1 and 2,5 alpha -reductace inhibitor] is similar to proscar [finasteride] [type2 ,5 alpha-reductace inhibitor]but maybe more specific, shrinks prostate over 6 months time, can incr. prostate cancer, see side efects, can take along with an alpha1 blocker like doxazosin or tamsulosin which works quicker for duel action[these are blood pressure meds] ...Read more
I am 6 week into 6 month course of finasteride for enlarged prostate. I am having trouble ejaculating and orgasm unpleasan - should I stop treatment.
Perhaps: If the treatment is harming quality of life significantly then stopping may be wise. Finasteride can have significant sexual side effects which may persist after stopping. It is best in men with larger (>50 g) prostates. That would be fairly large but not impossible for a 39 year old. Perhaps discuss these symptoms with your prescribing doctor and possible alternatives. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dear doctor, I have been recommended finasteride for enlarged prostate (bph) . I am diabetic with hbaic 6.5-6.7, BP 120/80 both controlled with medic?
enlarged prostate/ luts, started flomax (tamsulosin) and proscar. 4 episododes of dark stained underwear. urine test done. is catscan and cystoscopy needed? .6p
Possible prostatitis: An enlarged prostate with staining of underwear could be due to prostatitis. Is there discomfort on urination? What did the urine test show? Be sure to get a urinalysis with microscopic exam and a urine culture. Get a PSA test to rule out prostate cancer. If these don't give the answer, get a cystoscopy and possibly catscan. Feel free to consult me on HealthTap if you want to discuss further. ...Read more
Enlarged prostate. Psa 11.9 ng/ml.Doctor advised for prostate biopsy. Can i take finasteride 5 mg tablets to shrink my prostate gland before biopsy ?
Is propecia (finasteride) the best cure for hair loss. How high is the danger of prostate cancer and loss of libido. What dosage woulk you recommend?
Is it true that proscar and avodart (dutasteride) may prevent some prostate cancers but can actually cause aggressive prostate cancers?
Uncertain: There is some data suggesting that the cancers in patients on these drugs were higher grade. However, since the rates of adverse outcomes were not significantly higher in those patients, it raises the possibility that these results might be skewed. One possibility is that reduction in the size of the prostate makes it easier to find these cancers even though they may not be caused by the treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've read here on this website. If someone takes finasteride so he may have a prostate cancer & i do have been suffering from urination problem & taki?
Unclear question: I am not clear what your question is. Finasteride is a drug used to treat Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy (BPH), as well as male pattern hair loss. One of the potential risks of Finasteride is that it can mask an elevated PSA level, a marker for prostate cancer. However FInasteride does not cause prostate cancer. BPH often causes urinary frequency, hesitancy, and nocturia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hello, I have been using Proscar (finasteride) 1mg for my hair loss. Does it have any side effect on infertility and prostate on a long run? has it been proved?
Proved: You can save money by getting prescription finasteride 5mg (duterasteride may be even better) and cutting it into 4 parts, take 1 part a day. This is dramatically cheaper. By taking this, you will lose less hair with aging. You will suffer less enlargement and less cancer of the prostate. There may be a small risk of higher grade prostate cancer. No effect on fertility. Longer use = more benefit. ...Read more
No: Prostate enlargement occurs from hormonal control over the prostate gland. It is a normal occurence in men as they age. Depending on one's circulating hormones and the person's affect from these hormones, the amount of prostate enlargement is variable from man to man. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Here are some ...: There has been no time-proven remedies around for prostate health as touted online. All those touted products contain almost the same ingredients but with different amount so to say their own unique difference, which usually are saw palmetto, pygeum, multiple vitamins, minerals like zinc and selenium, ginseng, lycopene, bee pollen, etc. All their claims are based on limited animal studies ... ...Read more
Prostate enlargement: The best medication depends upon the symptoms, prostate size, whether the patient is on other medications that may cause interactions, cost, and side effects. The treatment must be individualized by your physician. ...Read more
Maybe: It may depending on how long and how aggressively you are riding your bike. It won't make your prostate larger but it may transiently make your symptoms worse. Patricio gargollo, pediatric urologist, dallas, texas. ...Read more
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