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Therapy and surgery for Enlarged prostate gland. - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you
Doctor :   are yoiu ther
User :   Hi. I have an enlarged Prstrate Gland which I have been treating with URIMAX F .Originally the wt was 80 gms but it came down to 50 gms while continuing Urimax F .Iwas told to continue the same but the wt again increased to 65 gms.
Doctor :   k
User :   Can u tell me more about P Gland . Is operation the only Option or it can be treates otherwise also.
User :   Imean can medication bring it to normal.
Doctor :   sure
User :   Wht is yr advice
Doctor :   There are drugs to shrink or at least stop the growth of the prostate without using
Doctor :   surgery
Doctor :   if one drug is not sufficuient
Doctor :   then two drugs may be used
User :   And these drugs are...
Doctor :   but it all depends on the over all clinical condition of the patient and the side effects that he can tolerate
Doctor :   drug treatment is not effective in all cases,
Doctor :   developed a number of procedures that relieve BPH symptoms but are less invasive than conventional surgery.
Doctor :   So if the wt is decreased and then increased
Doctor :   and if there no medicine that shrinks the prostrate gland
Doctor :   then the doctor has no option except to resort to the Minimal invasive therpies
Doctor :   like microwave procesures
Doctor :   or the needle ablation
Doctor :   techniques
Doctor :   are yoiu therer/
User :   yes i m very much there. Could HYTRIN help?
Doctor :   is it a medicine that you are naming
User :   yes
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Hytrin is terazosin
Doctor :   which is commonly used for BPH
Doctor :   See medicines are always individualistic there is not hard rule that every drug
Doctor :   works and gives the same results
User :   I have been advised hytrin after Urimax stopped effecting
Doctor :   in every person
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Did the doctor advised you surgery
Doctor :   or any invasive procedure to
User :   No since the symtoms are not very critical.
Doctor :   Ok
User :   I have to stand for passing urine quite a lot and even then the urge remains
Doctor :   I would advice you to go with the hytrin durg
Doctor :   drug
User :   nothing more
Doctor :   ok it is called urge incontinence
Doctor :   Please continue with it for now
Doctor :   There are no definitive indications of sugery in BPH
Doctor :   it is the treating or the examining doctor tahat decides
User :   Thanx a lot What is BPH?
Doctor :   although the surgery is soemtimes done if the size is just 50gms
Doctor :   BPH is the condition whcich yoiu have Benign prostatic hyperplasia
Doctor :   What is your age
User :   But the PSA test shows that it is not BENING .IT is less that 4
Doctor :   PSA is the prostatic specific antigen
Doctor :   which is increases even after you rub the Prostatic
Doctor :   so the sensitivity is less
Doctor :   Dont bothe rmuch about PSA
Doctor :   it is a routine test done for Prostatic cancer
User :   Does PSA not show if the prostrate is benign
Doctor :   It shows
Doctor :   and at times it may not
User :   K Thanx a lot I intend to continue with Hytrine and will keep u updated
Doctor :   so it is not a sensitivity test
Doctor :   Yes
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