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Finasteride 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
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. Psa 11.9 ng/ml.Doctor advised for prostate biopsy. Can i take finasteride 5 mg tablets to shrink my prostate gland before biopsy ?
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 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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