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How common is an enlarged prostate in people?

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Dr. Anshul Varshney

Internal Medicine Specialist

Practicing since :2009

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Posted on Sat, 3 Sep 2016 in General Health
Question: Found your reply helpful, doctor, opening a whole new avenue for me to pursue: is an enlarged prostate a usual or sometime occurance for those treated for prostate cancer by the implanting of radioactive seeds?
In his recorded July 25th briefing, my urology specialist plunged into the specifics of my urodynamics test and never mentioned an enlarged prostate as the "everyday english" cause.
Since our conversation, the urology specialist has since suggested suspending use of jayln for a week before resuming use.
Answered by Dr. Anshul Varshney 5 hours later
Brief Answer:
That's not off and on phenomenon.

Detailed Answer:
Welcome back.
Enlarged prostate is not an off and on phenomenon.
If you have an enlarged prostate you have it!
However the symptoms may vary from time to time.
A lot many times a person with enlarged prostate has no associated symptoms.

To detect prostate cancer we simply get serum PSA levels done and if any doubt is seem we go for prostate biopsy.

So, as discussed, take a break and re start it and let's see what happens!

If you have any further query, please ask me.
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