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Hypertrophy of prostate. Suggested hernia operation. Any problems if not operated? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 11-Jun-2013
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Doctor:Good morning
Doctor:I am Dr xxxxxxx
Doctor:How can I help you today?
User:I want to ask something about my papa's health problem
User:he is a 70 years old
User:he has a hernia and prostate
User:his prostate weight is 88 gm
User:pain is not there
Doctor:So you mean he has hypertrophy of prostate
User:right now dr suggest him to operate hernia
User:after that prostate
User:but he does not want to go for surgery
User:we are very much worry about these
Doctor:ok I think I understood what you want to ask?
User:pls give me suggestion
Doctor:How is he doing without surgery?
Doctor:I want you to understand that it is not an emergency.
Doctor:It is his body. If I am his doctor , I will respect his wishes.
Doctor:It is against medical ethics to force someone to go for treatment against his wishes.
User:he is doing everything,heavy lifting,cycling, household work,everything
Doctor:It is like entering someone's house and changing all the furniture without the owner's permission..
Doctor:It is illegal.
Doctor:No matter how much you are worried about the patient, it is still his wish.
Doctor:Even if it was an emergency, still it would have been his wish to get treatment or not.
User:righ t now he is taking contiflo-D and veltom+ for smooth urin
Doctor:It is better to discuss the benefits and risks of surgery with the doctor too.
Doctor:All surgeries have some side-effects.
Doctor:That is what your dad is worried about.
User:dr told its a emergency
User:my q is
User:right now if he is not go for surgery ,its harmful for him?
Doctor:Does your dad know about it?
User:he is worried about post-operation situation
User:pls suggest me
Doctor:Yes, I understand his concerns.
Doctor:It is better to have a detailed discussion again with the physician in the presence of your dad.
Doctor:Again I will respect his decision.
User:now his age is 70
Doctor:I know.
User:he is a very energetic person, these age he can do anything
User:okay, its better to disscussion again
Doctor:It is very human at this age to be concerned with any surgery.
User:okay, thank u very much for u r discussion
Doctor:So do not be concerned.
Doctor:You can take your father when you visit the surgeons next time.
Doctor:You can discuss with him about the cause of emergency.
Doctor:If there is still some time available before you opt for the surgery, then with a proper talk with his surgeons will clarify his doubts and prepare him for his surgery.
Doctor:I may be able to explain better if you can describe his symptoms to me?
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