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Suggest treatment for prostate enlargement

My father is 72 years old. twenty two days back he developed a problem of frequent urination and inflamation while urinating. doctor diagnosed it as problem of prostate enlargement and retention of residual urine in the urinary bladder. He prescribed him Tablet Nafodil one daily during bed time and Ceftas-400 once daily. Fifteen days after treatment his problem of frequent urination and inflamation during uriantion is cured but his routine urinine examiantions shows plenty of pus cells in the urine. I shall be thankful if you kindly advise me in this matter. Sincerely, Sanjay Guleria Associate Professor
Mon, 8 Jul 2019
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Hi,

These symptoms indicate in most cases prostate issues such as prostatitis or hypertrophy and rarely it may be a sign of STD infection. You should avoid intercourse for till symptoms persist and drink plenty of fluids.

If symptoms persist it would be good to do a prostate ultrasound and check your PSA levels to rule out a prostate tumor or hypertrophy and further treatment depends on these findings.

In most cases, it can be controlled with medications but sometimes, in case of a tumor, open surgery is required.

And severe benign hypertrophy may be managed endoscopically so you should consult urologist about appropriate options.

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

Take care

Regards,
Dr Ivan R. Rommstein, General Surgeon
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