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Suffering from BPH and under catheterization. Prescribed totake Tamdura. Suggest - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 01-Mar-2013
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User:Hello Doctor
Doctor:Please proceed with your query
Doctor:Are you there?
User:I dad is suffering from BPH and under catheterization fo lasttw weeks
User:he has been prescribed totake Tamdura for it
Doctor:What is your concern regarding?
Doctor:Is it related to the medicine and its effects or is it related to the disease?
User:The doctor told that he will remove the catheteriztion afer a week and chec if everyhing is normal
Doctor:Okay, please proceed?
User:when removed he was noral throughot the day but at night again there was problem in urination
User:again catherization was put
User:and now the doctor is out of town, what to do?
User:do my dad need to ave the catherization all the time
User:or is there any pemanent solution other then a surgery?
Doctor:You can keep the catheter for the time being
Doctor:The treatment options in BPH are specific to the patient and largely depend on the patient's wish
User:my dad don't wanna go under any procedure, he is opting for medicinal treatment
Doctor:Initially, a trail of medicines is given
Doctor:wherein medicines like Tamdura are prescribed to be taken for prolonged periods
Doctor:These medicines take no less than 4 to 6 weeks to impact on the symptoms
Doctor:So when you chose the medical line of management, you have to be patient
User:ok.. is there any side effects in Tamdura tablet being taken for long time.I read somewhere that it causes impotency?
Doctor:Till the time a definitive improvement is seen symptomatically, it is advisable to continue with an indwelling catheters like the one your father currently is on
Doctor:Yes, there are side-effects to this drug,
User:then whats the solution?
Doctor:It is comparatively better and superior to the prvious generation similar medicines
User:ok.. one last thing. If a surgery is done, what is the chances for full recovery and the cost for the surgery?
Doctor:Impotency is not very significant, but it does cause some impotence. The major side effects of this drug are, loss of libido (Sexual interest)
Doctor:and retrograde ejaculation
Doctor:Surgery would a last option in every patient.
Doctor:the type of surgery and the outcome vary depending on the surgeon
Doctor:but, surgery does not guarantee complete cure
Doctor:because the condition is such that, the tissue grows back
Doctor:and the surgery has its own complications
User:ok... What is the chances of it being cured by taking medicine?
Doctor:Cost of the surgery depend upon your city, the equipment used, type of surgery performed, and the surgeon.
User:Bangalore city
Doctor:This condition is an age related degenerative disorder
Doctor:so we can not say if it can be cured, but the medicines will decrease the rate of it getting worse
User:Approximate cost for bangalore cit
Doctor:and in some people, the response to medicines is excellent and in some surgical intervention is preferrable
Doctor:it could be anywhere between 25 thousand rupees to 50 thousand rupees. including the hospital stay
Doctor:but in Bangalore, it depends on which hospital you go
Doctor:This condition is not an easy thing to deal with, specially for the patient and his family
User:Ok.. Thank so much for your valuable suggestions..
Doctor:but the ultimate decision can only be taken by the patient himself and his surgeon
User:Thanks Doctor..
Doctor:So discuss again with his doctor
Doctor:Thank you for consulting me, goodnight.
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