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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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When is avodart indicated for BPH? Most people I know just take flomax alone?

When is avodart indicated for BPH? Most people I know just take flomax alone?

Rx for BPH: When is avodart indicated for BPH? Most people I know just take flomax alone? ANS: When Flomax alone does not work. It will take months for max effect. May be cheaper one but don't know about Canada. Usually added when Flomax is not enough. ...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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What symptoms make you think of bph?

What symptoms make you think of bph?

LUTS: Common symptoms of BPH or bothersome urinary symptoms caused by enlarged prostate include weak stream, difficulty starting stream, hesitency, urinary frequency/urgency, nocturia. I would see your medical doctor/urologist. He/she will likely perform an examination of your prostate and may consider starting medication to treat your bothersome urinary symptoms. ...Read more

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If I develop bph, how will it be treated?

If I develop bph, how will it be treated?

Medications first: There are two classes of medications to use. One improves the flow of urine by relaxing the muscles of the neck of the bladder around the prostate such as folmax and others. The other class works to reduce the size of the prostate by blocking the effect of male hormones on it. Proscar (finasteride) or Finasteride is a prototype. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: BPH?

What is the definition or description of: BPH?

Here is...: 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? Go to http://formefirst.com/TroublingVoiding-Men.html. Best... ...Read more

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Does dhea cause bph?

Probably not...: Dhea probably exerts no practical effect to induce BPH according to available information. Detail? To http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pmc/articles/pmc2667103/ ...Read more

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Role of tadalafil in bph?

Meant for erectile: Dysfunction! can lower bp- see your pcp for further answers to this question. ...Read more

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Will semen come out if bph?

Will semen come out if bph?

Maybe: Sometimes the prostate enlarges to the point where it pinches off semen flow. More often, BPH medicines cause lack of ejaculation. ...Read more

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Is there a permanent cure for bph?

"Simple" Prostatect.: To stop BPH permanently, the entire prostate does not actually need to be removed. Removeal of just the inner portion of the prostate, known as the adenoma, is a permanent cure. This operation, known as "suprapubic" or "simple" "prostatectomy, " which is quite different than "radical prostatectomy, " unlike the cancer operation, this does not have a high risk of ed or incontinence. ...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