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Does finasteride cure prostate enlargement?

Does finasteride cure prostate enlargement?

Cure? unclear: Not sure if it is a cure -- it will shrink the prostate while you are taking it by blocking an ezyme some men's prostates will continue to grow despite the medication and need surgery. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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Prostate (Definition)

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


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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

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What is Dutasteride capsule 0.5 equal to if one is to be prescribed finasteride (in mgs.) for an enlarged prostate?

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

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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.

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 more

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enlarged prostate/ luts, started flomax (tamsulosin) and proscar. 4 episododes of dark stained underwear. urine test done. is catscan and cystoscopy needed? .6p

 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

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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 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?

Propecia (finasteride): Propecia (finasteride) is written as 1mg per day. I have written over 100 prescriptions and have not seen any prostrate cancer or loss of libido even though these are supposedly rare side effects. ...Read more

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Is it true that proscar and avodart (dutasteride) may prevent some prostate cancers but can actually cause aggressive prostate cancers?

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 more

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Is prostate cancer a side effect of finasteride or I am misinformed?

Is prostate cancer a side effect of finasteride or I am misinformed?

Think of this: Finastereide did not cause prostate cancer , but some data has stated that if you were taking it, the cancer could be in more agressive form when it develops. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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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

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Is prostate enlargement a lifestyle disease?

Is prostate enlargement a lifestyle disease?

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 more

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What are the best prostate enlargement remedies?

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

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What is the best medication for prostate enlargement?

What is the best medication for prostate enlargement?

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

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Would riding a bicycle aggravate my prostate enlargement?

Would riding a bicycle aggravate my prostate enlargement?

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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What is the latest method in surgery for prostate enlargement?

PVP: Vaporization techniques are the latest fda approved methods of BPH surgery in widespread use. Vaporization can be achieved with laser to perform photo vaporization of the prostate or with electrical current to perform plasma vaporization of the prostate. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Bauman
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Finasteride (Definition)

Finasteride ( Proscar and Propecia (finasteride) by merck) is a synthetic type ii 5?-reductase inhibitor. This enzyme converts testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (dht). Finasteride is approved for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and ...Read more


Dr. Sheila Smith
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Propecia (Definition)

Propecia is an anti-BPH agent which is a ...Read more