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What Is The Cause Of A Urine Flow Problem?

Have a 17 old year son that is having trouble getting his urine flow to start- He has recently stop using meth and hydrocodone on a daliy basis for about a year- he doctor believes the urine flow problem is due to a enlarge prostate ect. and meth cause an enlarge prostate
Tue, 23 Aug 2016
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Methadone do not cause enlarged prostate in a 17 year old. There are only reports in patients above 40 yeas of age but whether it is due to methadone or age related prostate enlargement is a matter of debate.

On the other hand constipation related to the drugs can cause urinary problems. If symptoms do not improve then ask you doctor to refer your son to an urologist for further evaluation.

Meanwhile avoid constipation and advice him to have high fibre diet.
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What Is The Cause Of A Urine Flow Problem?

Hi Methadone do not cause enlarged prostate in a 17 year old. There are only reports in patients above 40 yeas of age but whether it is due to methadone or age related prostate enlargement is a matter of debate. On the other hand constipation related to the drugs can cause urinary problems. If symptoms do not improve then ask you doctor to refer your son to an urologist for further evaluation. Meanwhile avoid constipation and advice him to have high fibre diet.