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Pros and cons of Prostatectomy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help u
User :   Hello
User :   i just want consultation from you
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   regarding
User :   b4 proceeding can i hav ur specialization
Doctor :   general practisioner
User :   as i need a diabetician 4 consultation
User :   could you help me out?
Doctor :   sure i can
Doctor :   could u go ahead with ur problem
User :   well to start wid my father is suffering frm severe diabetics and lives on insulin
Doctor :   ok
User :   frm d last few days he is hospitalized
Doctor :   k
User :   he vomita any thing given on food
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   since how long is he diabetic
User :   now after some preliminary tests docs say tht he needs prostrate galnd operation as it is blocking the urinary tract
Doctor :   ok
User :   15 yrs since he is suffering frm diabetics
Doctor :   k
Doctor :   any other problems?
User :   urea-createnine level is high so he is put in cathedor
Doctor :   k
Doctor :   how is his sugar levels now
Doctor :   prostate enlargement is age related
User :   its normal........but docs at my native place r unable to give reasons for vomiting
User :   k
Doctor :   what was the serum creatinine level
User :   its on a higher side
Doctor :   if it go go beyond certain limits
Doctor :   they do get vomiting
User :   k
Doctor :   nausea
Doctor :   so also when there is high sugars
User :   he is also having stool prob
Doctor :   ok
User :   since last 4 days
Doctor :   loose stools or constipation?
User :   costipation
Doctor :   is he able to pass urine?
User :   yeah he is in cathedor
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   how old is ur father
User :   58
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   so could u please tel me what u want to know about
User :   wat r d pros and cons of he being operated
User :   urea-createnine level is high n docs ovr here say it is affecting kidney
Doctor :   after prostate operation
Doctor :   the obstruction will be relieved
Doctor :   kidney function may come back
Doctor :   but the diabetes also causes kidney problems
User :   so wat r d stakes of being operated
Doctor :   so kidney function depends on the diabetes and blood pressure
User :   k
Doctor :   so if prostrate is removed
Doctor :   the kidney failure due
Doctor :   to obstructive uropathy
Doctor :   is solved
Doctor :   for diabetic nephropathy(kidney problem due to diabetes
Doctor :   u need to maintain correct glucose levels with medications
Doctor :   on
Doctor :   there should be strict diet control
Doctor :   the diet would be low protein
Doctor :   diet
User :   yeah we hav stopped giving protenacious diet as dal
Doctor :   which is designed by deitician
Doctor :   good
Doctor :   i hope ur doubt is clarified
User :   wat time shall it take to recover frm the operation n is it a major operation
Doctor :   the prostectomy is of two types
User :   k
Doctor :   one is old procedure and new one is through urethra by video assistance
Doctor :   called TURp
Doctor :   the person can leave the hospital in TURP
Doctor :   within 24 hours
User :   k
Doctor :   usually
Doctor :   the catheter is left for two to three days
Doctor :   and later removed
Doctor :   Please fill this form I send, and say when done. and say when done.
Doctor :   where are u located?
User :   Currently i'm working at Pune
Doctor :   ok
User :   and my father is in Rourkela, Orissa
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   any other questions?
User :   could u throw some light on the old procedure of prostectomy
Doctor :   Radical prostatectomy is performed under anesthesia and the procedure takes from 1.5 to 4 hours to complete.
User :   so is the prostrate gland completely removed or part of it is removed
Doctor :   it depends on the size of prostate gland
Doctor :   and how much of it is causing obstruction
Doctor :   ok
User :   so ny side effects of Prostrate gland being completely removed
User :   specifically to a diabetics patient
Doctor :   no major problems
User :   k
Doctor :   but the cather shouldbe there for three weeks
User :   so u suggest tht the operation shld b carried out as soon as possible
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   earlier the better
User :   could u suggests some ways to remain infection free whn a patient is on cathetor
Doctor :   the patient will be covered with antibiotics for infection
User :   k
User :   could i knw ur name doc
Doctor :   Dr.Anand
User :   well Dr. Anand it was nice chatting wid u
User :   one last querry
Doctor :   k
Doctor :   We have a long queue of patients waiting for our service. Do log in again after a few hours to clarify other medical doubts.
User :   some suggestions of Hospital in Calcutta to get d operation done by TURP
Doctor :   sorry we dont have database of calcutta
Doctor :   as of now
User :   thnx a lot
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