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How to treat Benign Prostatic hyperplasia?

I have been diagnosed with BPH. My prostate is 2X the normal size. I am taking Avodart and Flowmax. I had a hip replacement 3 years ago and am otherwise in good health. Is Cooled Thermotherapy an appropriate treatment? Will it affect sexual activity?
Wed, 11 Sep 2019
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Hi,

For Benign prostate enlargement, you have been prescribed correct medication that is dutasteride and tamsulosin to relive your urinary symptoms and to decrease prostate size.

Your concern is regarding the usage of cooled thermotherapy in which microwave used to destroy prostate tissue.

So it can be used as a treatment modality and it is one of the safe procedure. You can discuss with your urologist regarding that.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Parth Goswami, General & Family Physician
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