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Is cystoscopy suggestible for prostate enlargement in elderly people? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 29-May-2014
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User:Hello Doctor
Doctor:Hi,
Please proceed with your query
User:actually I wanted to know if a endoscopy for prostate enlargement is done for elderly people (75+yrs)..then how soon will the patient get discharged from hospital
Doctor:I presume you are talking about cystoscopy.
Doctor:As I am aware of it doesn't need much of stay at the hospital.
Doctor:If the procedure goes through uneventfully, the patient can be discharged the same day.
Doctor:If there are some post procedure symptoms such as bleeding or urinary disturnbances, the discharge process might be delayed.
User:even if the pateint is aged
User:will they discharge soon
Doctor:If the process was uneventful and post procedure symptoms are none, discharge can be at the earliest.
User:as a doctor was saying it will be needed fr the patient to stay back at hospital for 4 days post the surgery
Doctor:But are you talking about cystoscopy
Doctor:or TURP procedure (thearapeutic procedure) for prostate enlargement.
User:well..the doctor said endoscopy
User:for prostate enlargement
Doctor:I guess I missed it.
User:is it the same
Doctor:TURP is an endoscopic procedure for treating prostate enlargement.
User:endoscopy and cystoscopy
User:so age does not matter i belive
User:for the patient to be discharged if no complications arise after the surgery
Doctor:The duration of stay following TURP is more related to the post operative events rather than age.
Doctor:If the patient has no bleeding and is able to pass urine without catheter then he may be discharged before 4 days.
User:ok..
Doctor:But he might need to stay for atleast 3 days for the doctor to assess the state - amount of bleeding and ability to pass urine.
User:and is it possible for him to travel by flight after a week post surgery
Doctor:So be prepared to stay for atleast 3 days.
User:oh ok
Doctor:The immediate effects of surgery might say for couple of weeks; but considering everything goes on smoothly following the procedure he can be able to travel by flight.
User:ok
Doctor:Do you have any more questions?
User:and actually i also wanted to know
User:my mom has been operated for tongue cancer last year
User:and we were doing a scanning every 3 months
User:reports were normal
Doctor:Ok
User:now doctor has advised to do the scanning every 4 months
Doctor:Ok
User:so is it a prob if the scanning is delayed for a month
Doctor:I would consider discussing with her treating doctor about delaying the scanning.
Doctor:Since you are talking about tongue cancer whose initial cancer state is not know
Doctor:and the details about follow up scan is not known
Doctor:the decision whether or not scanning can be delayed will be taken by the treating doctor.
Doctor:Have you followed?
User:yes
Doctor:Do you have any more questions?
User:no..thank you
Doctor:Thanks for visiting me here. Bye for now.
User:bye..thanks
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