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Surgery for enlarged prostate needed. Tests normal. Knee replacement previously done. Is it safe? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 01-Mar-2013
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User:MY dad wishes to go for a enlarge prostrate operation
Doctor:please proceed with the query.
User:the one which is done through laser
User:i want to know how safe it is
User:and how many days post operative treatement is required
User:and if you can suggest any good doctor hospital in mumbai
User:suburb area for the surgery
Doctor:It is safe. how old is he
User:he is 82
User:he does not have diabetes, or any other major health problem
Doctor:does he have any other illness
User:he had a knee replacemnet done recently
User:last year
User:he has currently done his tests
User:and they are normal
User:sonography has not been done yet
User:he does not have diabetes, but recently due to some incidents his blood pressure had shot up
User:but he does not have a pressure problem as such
Doctor:where exactly do you stay
User:kandivali mumbai
Doctor:ok, laser will not have side effects
Doctor:but if his bp is high they might postpone it it comes down
Doctor:otherwise itis fairly safe
User:ok fine,, and what is the sonography for
Doctor:post operatively he might need 1 week rest at most
User:does he have to be in the hospital for a week
User:after the operation
Doctor:not necesary 2 to 3 days at most
Doctor:when is it scheduled
User:can you suggest any good hospitals in around malad , kandivali
Doctor:yes certainly, send me your number
User:c ,, he went to kolhapur ,, as one of our family friend has an hospital , but due to some problem he has to come bakc and get it idone in mumbai
User:my cell no. is 0000
Doctor:but ultrasound was not done right?
User:yes thats not done yet
Doctor:he might have chances of
Doctor:urine infection after laser
Doctor:or difficulty in urinating
Doctor:that will be ok in few days
User:ok ,,
Doctor:let him not do ay heavy physical activity
Doctor:following this
Doctor:and drink plenty of fluids till the colour changes to normal following laser
Doctor:does he take any medicines now
User:wont the frequency increase with intake of fuilds
Doctor:no after laser i meant
Doctor:not now
Doctor:does he take any medicines now
User:he takes some medication , but i am not aware of the names
User:of the medicines
Doctor:ok, any medicines for heart disease or blood thinning should be informed to doctor
User:no ,, no such medicines ,, because he is more into naturopathy and never took any medicines
User:he is a doctor himself actually
Doctor:good to hear it
User:but he does not have much information about the new technology
User:so he is a bit worried
Doctor:he will some pain after laser, and some blood in urine will be seen this is normal
Doctor:so do not be worried
Doctor:It will be ok
Doctor:naturopathy is always good
Doctor:do you have any more queries
User:hmm dats true,, actually for4-5 years he avoided the operation with naturopathy
User:please suggest doctors na ,, in malad kandivali
User:are u in malad kandivali
Doctor:yes we will mail you the address
Doctor:no bangalore
User:oh ok
User:ok thank you very much,, you have been helpful :)
Doctor:you are welcoome
Doctor:Kindly login for further queries
User:ok bi ,have a nice day
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