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Can anesthesia cause benign prostatic hyperthophy?
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Dr. Terence Chapman
Urology - Oncology
7 doctors agree
In brief: No
Perhaps you are wondering if men can experience difficulty voiding after anesthesia.
This is a fairly common issue, esp in older men, who have had spinal or general anesthesia. It is likely a number of factors which combine to cause (usually) transient problems voiding which may require temporary catheterization. However BPH per se is not caused by anesthesia.

In brief: No
Perhaps you are wondering if men can experience difficulty voiding after anesthesia.
This is a fairly common issue, esp in older men, who have had spinal or general anesthesia. It is likely a number of factors which combine to cause (usually) transient problems voiding which may require temporary catheterization. However BPH per se is not caused by anesthesia.
Dr. Terence Chapman
Dr. Terence Chapman
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Dr. Rita Agarwal
Never heard of this occuring
3 doctors agree
In brief: No
No anesthesia will not cause BPH but may cause urinary obstruction due to preexisting bph.

In brief: No
No anesthesia will not cause BPH but may cause urinary obstruction due to preexisting bph.
Dr. Addagada Rao
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Dr. Gary Ritholz
Anesthesiology
In brief: Don't think so
BPH is a chronic condition

In brief: Don't think so
BPH is a chronic condition
Dr. Gary Ritholz
Dr. Gary Ritholz
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In brief: No
No

In brief: No
No
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
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Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology
In brief: No
Benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH) is a condition that will eventually affect all men as they age.
Having an anesthetic can unmask the condition as some of the drugs can cause urinary retention that is made worse by bph.

In brief: No
Benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH) is a condition that will eventually affect all men as they age.
Having an anesthetic can unmask the condition as some of the drugs can cause urinary retention that is made worse by bph.
Dr. Richard Pollard
Dr. Richard Pollard
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