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When you have a enlarged prostrate when you take medicine does it shrink the prostrate?

When you have a enlarged prostrate when you take medicine does it shrink the prostrate?

Depends on the med: Medications for BPH commonly fall into two classes, Alpha blockers and 5-alpha reductase (5ar) inhibitors. They may be used alone or in conjunction. Men with larger prostates have been shown to benefit most from the 5ar class of drugs and actual shrinkage of the prostate will occur where as the Alpha blockers do not. Finasteride and Dutasteride are the currently available 5ar drugs. ...Read more

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Without an operation is there any other medicine that can cure an enlarged prostrate?

Without an operation is there any other medicine that can cure an enlarged prostrate?

See urologist: Enlargement of the prostate gland comes with age, and if you have not had a rectal exam within the past year by a qualified physician, then you need that first. Enlargement may be benign or malignant, and decision on treatment modality depends upon examination. Best to see a urologist. ...Read more

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Does an enlarged prostrate effect getting an erection?

Does an enlarged prostrate effect getting an erection?

Maybe: Sometimes men with urinary problems develop erection problems. See a urologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Does enlarged prostrate effect sex life?

Does enlarged prostrate effect sex life?

Usually not: If it is ordinary enlargement, then the erectile potential is usually normal. Rarely the nervous/vascular supply can be affected and dysfunction may occur. This is more common in diabetics. The principal effect of an enlarged prostate is urinary frequency and urgency and a lessened ability to completely empty the bladder on urination. ...Read more

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Catheter after being changed leaks after about 5 days. He has enlarged prostrate?

Catheter after being changed leaks after about 5 days. He has enlarged prostrate?

Unlikely.: If an indwelling Foley catheter is blocked, leakage can occur around the catheter. It's unlikely for prostate enlargement to occlude a catheter, especially if it is placed and works initially. Bladder spasms caused by infection & irritation, catheter occlusion by sediment, are possible. A chronic indwelling Foley catheter is generally not recommended for long term use, please consult a urologist. ...Read more

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Week flow of urin. Frequent desire. Urin slightly hot. Is it a symptom of enlarged prostrate. Doctors say it prostatitis/stricture but not confirmed?

Week flow of urin. Frequent desire. Urin slightly hot. Is it a symptom of enlarged prostrate. Doctors say it prostatitis/stricture but not confirmed?

Possibly to either: Urinary infection must be ruled out. However you might have prostatitis, early onset prostatic enlargememt (BPH) or urethral stricture. Certainly need to have a urinalysis. ...Read more

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This is for a family member who is 54 yrs. Is having frequent urination at night and has enlarged prostrate. Wont any med/surgery cure or make it better?

This is for a family member who is 54 yrs. Is having frequent urination at night and has enlarged prostrate. Wont any med/surgery cure or make it better?

Exam: See your physician or a urologist for an assessment. Alpha blocker drugs are commonly prescribed as first line therapy for symptomatic BPH. ...Read more

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Enlarged prostrate symptoms?

Enlarged prostrate symptoms?

Frequent urination: Hi! Men typically experience urinary symptoms when the prostate is enlarged. BPH (benign prostatic hyper trophy) causes increase in urination, incomplete emptying of the bladder, dribbling, leaking, slow stream, hesitation upon starting urine. There are supplements like saw palmetto and lycopene, as well as prescription meds that can improve symptoms. ...Read more

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What is the procedure for an enlarged prostrate?

What is the procedure for an enlarged prostrate?

Prostrate: If your examination for the prostrate is normal and the PSA is normal but you still have problems passing urine, a trial of medication can be done. Important issue is that a normal PSA does not rule out cancer and an abnormal PSA does not rule in cancer. Usually if your PSA is progressively increasing on serial testing biopsy is required. TURP is the surgery for benign prostate Hypertrophy. SEE GP ...Read more

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I am a 55 ole male how can I decrease chances of enlarged prostrate and how often should I have a prostrate exam?

I am a 55 ole male how can I decrease chances of enlarged prostrate and how often should I have a prostrate exam?

Enlarged prostate: Ep is a normal part of aging. It is only problematic if it causes urinary symptoms that are bothersome to you. If you are at increased risk of prostate cancer (i.e. You have a family history of it, are of african descent, or your psa has been high previously), it should be checked annually. If you are not at increased risk, it should be checked every two years, if you decide you want screening. ...Read more

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Jusg learned I have an enlarged prostrate and am using testostrone, us that a problem?

Jusg learned I have an enlarged prostrate and am using testostrone, us that a problem?

R/O Prostate Ca: The main concern in this situation is making sure there is no worry about the possibilty of prostate cancer. If the psa is normal and the prostate exam is normal I have no concerns about offering testosterone replacement, though I do have a lower threshold in reccommending prostate biospy. ...Read more

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Red blood in semen have enlarged prostrate scared of prostrate cancer help.

Red blood in semen have enlarged prostrate scared of prostrate cancer help.

Hemospermia. C MD: Not uncommon; usually from dilated veins in prostate. Usually not from cancer. Prostate cancer uncommon in men age 40, unless strong family history. See your doc to get checked; may send you to a urologist. ...Read more

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What are typical signs of enlarged prostrate and do they last longer than one day?

What are typical signs of enlarged prostrate and do they last longer than one day?

Yes: An enlarged prostate is a chronic condition and the symptoms usually progress. The symptoms can include slowing of urinary flow, trouble starting a stream feeling of incomplete emptying, straining to void. ...Read more

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I have enlarged prostrate of 24 gms and urine retention of 90 cc. Find bladder full during nights. No medicstion currently;how to proceede?

I have enlarged prostrate of 24 gms and urine retention of 90 cc. Find bladder full during nights. No medicstion currently;how to proceede?

Large prostate: You need to see a urologist for ideal therapy of your problem. At 44, you are a bit young to have prostatic hypertrophy. It would be expected to become more or a problem as you age. There are various medications available to you to combat your symptoms. See a urologist for the best answer to your question. ...Read more

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My husband has rectal bleeding, stomach pain, sleeping a lot and an enlarged prostrate. He has had a full range of blood tests. Very worried wife. Thanks?

My husband has rectal bleeding, stomach pain, sleeping a lot and an enlarged prostrate. He has had a full range of blood tests. Very worried wife. Thanks?

Gastroenterologist: I don't think that blood tests alone would shed light on the cause of his symptoms. Rectal bleeding must be investigated to look for hemorrhoids, anal fissure, inflammatory bowel disease, diverticulosis of the colon or the presence of a tumor. I recommend that he be evaluated by a gastroenterologist and colonoscopy may be advised. ...Read more

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What is considered the most effective allergy medicine to take?

What is considered the most effective allergy medicine to take?

Depends: The most frequently used and most available without a prescription are antihistamines. The new generation ones (zyrtec, claritin, allegra, xyzal, (levocetirizine) clarinex) are safe and effective. The most effective treatments for allergic rhinitis are nasal steroid sprays. The strongest allergy medication would likely be considered oral steroids like prednisone, but the significant side effects limit is use. ...Read more

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How long does it take it for allergy medicine to take effect?

How long does it take it for allergy medicine to take effect?

30-60min: Oral antihistamines take anywhere between 30 to 60 minutes to start working. Steroid nasal sprays may take up to 2 weeks, antihistamine nasal sprays take 20 minutes, and other medications can take longer. If your symptoms are bad, you may not notice a significant effect right away from the medications. ...Read more

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Can you take allergy medicine with hydrocodone?

Can you take allergy medicine with hydrocodone?

Maybe: I agree with dr. Juster; use caution when mixing narcotics with allergy meds. But, you need to know that hydrocodone is a natural stimulant leading to mast cells releasing histamine and causing itch. Not a true allergy, rather a side effect from the drug. Anti-itch medications can help but they can also worsen drowsiness. Maybe switching to something else would be best. ...Read more

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What allergy medicine can I take while nursing?

What allergy medicine can I take while nursing?

Loritadine/fexofenad: The long acting loritadine (claritin) and fexofenadine (Allegra) are both well tolerated during beast feeding and have minimal effect on milk production. Their molecular nature makes crossover inn BM minimal. ...Read more

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Can I take cough syrup along work allergy medicine?

Can I take cough syrup along work allergy medicine?

Cough: Generally you can but look to make sure they don't have any of the same ingredients. Depending on the cough syrup and the antihistamine type, they could make you hyper or tired. You can check it on line as well to look for interactions ...Read more

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Is alavert allergy medicine okay to take with alcohol?

Is alavert allergy medicine okay to take with alcohol?

Alavert: Alavert is a antihistamine known also as loratadine. I do not advocate the consumption of alcholol with medication yet no reported serious interactions. ...Read more

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Might I take allergy medicine (allegra) while I'm sick?

Might I take allergy medicine (allegra) while I'm sick?

Probably: I depends on what type of illness it is. Most of the time antihistamines such as Allegra (fexofenadine) are safe. Best to ask your doctor if it is appropriate in your situation. ...Read more

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When should I take allergy medicine allegra (fexofenadine)?

When should I take allergy medicine allegra (fexofenadine)?

Without food: Fexofenadine (allegra) comes in 2 doses for adults, 60 mg. And 180 mg. The 60 mg dose is taken twice a day, every 12 hr. The 180 mg dose is taken once a day, usually in the morning and it is more effective than 60 mg, 2x/day. Fexofenadine should always be taken 1 hr. Before food because food, especially fatty food, interferes with fexofenadine absorption. ...Read more