Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties

178 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

What does my urine volume flow test report indicate?

Answered by
Dr.
Dr. P. T. Patil

Urologist

Practicing since :1971

Answered : 9835 Questions

default
Posted on Sun, 12 Mar 2017 in General Health
Question: was gathering answers to doctors questions..reason for my late response....1 my prostate size is 75. will have volume flow number tomorrow..when i did the volume flow test I was told it was outstanding, and I completely emptied my bladder...have a SHIM score of 25, and an AUA score of 5. But was never told what thes letters represented...My urine flow is normal. I am currently taking 5mg of Finasteride once a day..Will look forward to your comments..
doctor
Answered by Dr. P. T. Patil 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Read detail answer below

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for query .Based on the facts that you have posted It seems that you have been diagnosed to have Enlarged Prostate with size of 80 gms and currently on Fenasteride 5 mg daily .

I would explain about the word SHIM the long form of this word is " Sexual Health Inventory for Men" which indicates sexual function of a man .Normal range for SHIM is 1-25 .SHIM score of 25 suggests very good sexual function of an individual

As regards AUA score it is a (American Urological Association ) score and internationally accepted toll to decide the quality of life of a patient who has Enlarged Prostate There is a set of questionnaire that has to be answered by patient to calculate the total score of his symptoms due enlarged prostate and total sum of the symptoms what is called as AUO score is a tool to decide the quality of life and modality of treatment .

The your AUA score is 5 It is a moderate score hence your problem of enlarged prostate can be treated with medicines .like Fenasteride or Dutasteride once daily .

As regards your question about the surgery .I would state that since your score is 5 you do not need surgery at present .However the size of the prostate can not be reduced by taking medications .Medications do help to slow down the further increase in size of prostate and not to reduce the existing size of prostate . .

Hope I have answered your query ,please feel free to ask if you have more questions ,I shall be happy to help you
Thanks and Regards.
Dr.Patil.


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
doctor
premium_optimized

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Drug/Medication ,  
Medical Topics

Recent questions on  Dutasteride

doctor1 MD

I have been noticing blood spots on my underware on and off for several years. I went to a uralogist and he ordered ct and did a cystoscopic exam and it showed an enlarged medium lobe of my prostste. My psa is 1.3 He put me on avodart 0.5mg anduroxatral 10mg. I have been taking the drugs for about 6 months.Last night I noticed blood spots on my underware of a somewhat larger pattern. should I be overly concerned ?

doctor1 MD

I am 65 I had a Prostate Operation about three years ago,
I am on Dutasteride Avodart, one 5mg caps daily, and Betahistine Dihydrochloride tabs 16mg one three times a day. Is it safe for me to take Viapro (Herbal Viagra) while taking the above medication?

doctor1 MD

Ihave taken flomax for 2yrs. will combining it with dutasteride cause me any more unwanted side effects the flomax does not bother me other than if i rise quickly i sometimes get dizzy.The flomax is 0.4 mg and the dutasteride is 0.5 and should i...

doctor1 MD

I have been urinating blood with sizeable strands of coagulated blood since About 1:30 pm thus afternoon. It is ongoing and always causes me mild pain That keeps me running to the toilet. The only thing I have done is had a glass of water with two...

doctor1 MD

My Father noticed that over last 6 Months or so that when he urinates it seems to have slowed down, as though something was restricting the flow.He does not have any pain during urination. We consulted General Physician and undergone following...

doctor1 MD

My husband has not received his Avodart and Tamsulosin thru his mail order pharmacy. He is 66 years old and has BPH. He has been taking these meds for 2 years. We are going out of town for 2 weeks and he will be without these 2 meds. Is there any serious side effects to abruptly stopping the meds for 2weeks?

doctor1 MD

I had Postate Cancer treatment, Brackytherapy in July 2009 all went well untill 2 months ago, prostate swollen painfull to sit, painfull during and after urination, had blood work, stool test, nothing found no infection etc, had urethra scope looked into extremly painfull I cryed out had to lay down to allow nausia to pass. I take Lotrel for hi-blood pressure, viagra and vacuum system for intercourse. We tryed food alegery (acidic foods) Avodart, Uraxatrol, Proposed, Pentoxfylline with no results. Currently on Elmiron, Rapaflo, Phenazopy.