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Dr. James Krick
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Bph (Definition)

BPH is abbrev of benign prostate hyperplasia, which is a general, confusing, clinical term for men's trouble to void although it is a pathological term to describe microscopic increase in number & size of glandular cells in the prostate, starting as early as age 30. For better use, LUTS is proposed to replace BPH. More? ...Read more


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On avodart (dutasteride) for 5+ years to treat bph. Decrease in penile length observed. Connection? If so, will stopping meds reverse this unfortunate side-effect?

No it is not related: Avodart (dutasteride) is a 5 Alpha reductase inhibitor that will reduce the size of the prostate and lower the psa level by 50% .It may lower the volume of the ejaculate and caouse ed in some men but shold not change the length of the penis. ...Read more

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Recent onset of bph. Pcp suggested flomax. A year ago DHT measured 175 ng/dl. Would avodart (dutasteride) be better?

Recent onset of bph. Pcp suggested flomax. A year ago DHT measured 175 ng/dl. Would avodart (dutasteride) be better?

Symptoms dictate: Flomax starts relieving symptoms within a few hours by relaxing the muscle tissue in the prostate.Avodart (dutasteride) works on the glandular portion and may take 3 to 6 months to give a difference in symptoms.You decide.Good luck. ...Read more

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Been taking flotral for BPH..how long should i take and any side effects i should watch out for? i am 39yr olf male..

Been taking flotral for BPH..how long should i take and any side effects i should watch out for? i am 39yr olf male..

Here are some...: By spelling, I assume glottal is same as Flomx - tamsulosin in the US, which can relax the smooth muscles of bladder opening- urinary sphincter. If working/helping, you would need to take it "forever", but still not curing- only modifying. Over time, the undesirable aging effect will exceed what floral can do for you. However, the pace of progress may widely vary among individuals. More? Ask doc. ...Read more

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I have BPH and am taking flowmax which working fine I also use a cock ring from time to time.Could this effect my bph?

I have BPH and am taking flowmax which working fine I also use a cock ring from time to time.Could this effect my bph?

Unrelated.: Flomax (tamsulosin) is an excellent treatment for symptoms of bph. A penile ring is an accepted but somewhat dangerous sexual aid, especially if there is venous leak and erectile dysfunction. They are independent and unrelated. ...Read more

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Are there any herbs which heal bph?

Are there any herbs which heal bph?

No: None that have been scientifically proven most of the herbs are marketed with anecdotal evidence, at best even saw palmetto, which is commonly used for BPH was shown in a very large randomized, placebo-controlled study to be no better than placebo (but remember that placebo works ~30% in most studies). ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Michaels
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Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (Definition)

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (hypertrophy) is an enlargement of the prostate gland in males that can constrict the male urethra leading to retention of urine, feelings of urgency, etc. If severe enough, it can be treated with ...Read more