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What is the cause of difficulty in passing urine in an elderly?

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Dr. P. T. Patil

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Posted on Wed, 1 Aug 2018 in Urinary and Bladder Problems
Question: I am a 78 year old male recently experiencing difficulty urinating. The process has slowed down and is intermittent.
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Answered by Dr. P. T. Patil 57 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Difficulty in passing urine is due to Enlarged Prostate needs investigated

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for query .

Difficulty in passing urine at the age of 78 years is mostly due to Enlarged Prostate and needs to be investigated to confirm the diagnosis and plan further treatment .

Consult qualified Urologist for clinical and digital rectal examination and get following basic tests done to confirm the diagnosis.
1) Urine routine and culture.
2) Ultrasound scanning of abdomen and pelvis
3) Serum PSA.
4)Uroflowmetry.
Further modality of treatment will depend upon result of these tests and final diagnosis.

In the mean while start taking antibiotic like Cefixime and Nitrofurantoin twice daily along with Tomsulosin once daily


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Follow up: Dr. P. T. Patil 1 hour later
Thank you! Will do as you directed.
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Answered by Dr. P. T. Patil 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Go ahead and get the suggested tests done

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for follow up .

Go ahead and get the tests done and do write if you need my help
Thanks and Regards.
Dr.Patil
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