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Is there a permanent cure for bph?

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. 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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Can the use of allopurinol cause bph? How is it cured?

Can the use of allopurinol cause bph? How is it cured?

Allopurinol is OK.: Allopurinol does not cause or aggravate bph. BPH may be treated with medications that help to shrink the prostate or eventually with surgery. ...Read more

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What is a successful cure for mild bph, benign prostatic hypertrophy?

What is a successful cure for mild bph, benign prostatic hypertrophy?

Here are some ...: No cure has ever existed, but just apply current available knowledge, skill, technology, drug, common sense, and a tad of wisdom at reasonable time in reasonable way so to allow the body to function to its best with its own residual strength. How? Healthy lifestyle without overindulgence & obsession is the must leading to self preservation so to slow down the pace of inevitable aging; so is BPH. ...Read more

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Is it possible to reverse BPH permanently,as I have tried with no success,dont take meds because of impotence they cause me?MANY THANX

BPH treatment: It is unlikely that the problems associated with BPH, the enlargement of the prostate, will change without medication. BPH is common and occurs as men age. Speak with your doctor about possible treatment options, many of these medications do not cause impotence in every patient and maybe you could benefit from a different medication than you have tried. ...Read more

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Been on .4 mg / day flomax (tamsulosin) for BPH over 2 years. I have 4 or 5 side effects. After i stop when will they subside, and could anything be permanent?

Been on .4 mg / day flomax (tamsulosin) for BPH over 2 years.  I have 4 or 5 side effects.  After i stop when will they subside, and could anything be permanent?

1-2 weeks: Most men notice improvement within a week or two at the most. That said, they also notice a relapse of urinary obstructive symptoms within a similar time period. Monitor yourself for both issues to take the proper course of action. ...Read more

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I had a TUMT procedure for BPH and now have retrograde ejaculation. It is very unpleasant having climaxes that are not there. Is there a cure?

No cure/trial and er: There is no specific cure for retrograde ejaculation and it is a result of treating your prostate enlargement issue. There are certain things one can try though-one example is to take an over the counter sudafed 1-2 hours prior to intercourse(be careful if you have high blood pressure though). The only downside is it could temporarily cause your urinary issues to regress while on the sudafed ...Read more

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I have a median lobe not BPH in my prostate, pushing into my bladder.Dr says they can shave it, but probably would have permanent ED from it?Opinions?

I have a median lobe not BPH in my prostate, pushing into my bladder.Dr says they can shave it, but probably would have permanent ED from it?Opinions?

Here are some ...: A prominent median lobe is a form of BPH, which may act as a ball-valve to impede urine flow especially at the end of urination. Removing it may help improve urine flow but expectantly results in retrograde ejaculation in some, and your erectile ability will retain. Remember a surgeon is just like a landscaper who will use his knowledge, skill, common sense, & wisdom to get job done... Ask Doc ... ...Read more

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I was suffering from BPH since 1 year with no improvement by taking antibiotics.Symptoms magically improved by taking flomax (tamsulosin)? Will it cure the cause?

I was suffering from BPH since 1 year with no improvement by taking antibiotics.Symptoms magically improved by taking flomax (tamsulosin)? Will it cure the cause?

No: I'm happy the Flomax (tamsulosin) did the trick. It helps by relaxing a type of muscle by blocking some of the nerves. It has no effect on the size of the prostate although there are other meds that may shrink it. ...Read more

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What causes bph?

Androgen receptors: Benign prostate hyperplasia is a benign enlargement of prostate gland, possibly due to increased stimulation of gland receptors by active metabolites of androgens. Treatments are available to block theses receptors. ...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