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What Allergy Medicine To Take If Have Enlarged 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
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
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
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
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
Is enlarged prostrate common with men! Are there complications associated with it. Can it be cured with meds. Can it be enlarged again after treatment.
Bph: Prostate enlargement is common in older men. Urinary problems are associated. There is no cure. ...Read more
Week flow of urin. Frequent desire. Urin slightly hot. Is it a symptom of enlarged prostrate. Doctors say it prostatitis/stricture but not confirmed?
My husband had catheter inserted due to retention caused by enlarged prostrate, creatinine was 6weeks ago 680 now its 215 what's the prognosis?
Better: That is a nice drop. Make sure he continues to be followed by his doctor. ...Read more
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?
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
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
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
What: How is what used? Please rephrase your question. I am sorry if I misunderstood your question. ...Read more
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
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
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
Had CT scan of pelvis and showed enlarged prostrate & lytic lesion in left illiac wing with sclerotic lesions in posterior end of right 8 rib & L2 lef?
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
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
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
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
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
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