Testosterone and bph

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Avatar n tn Finasteride goes by the brand name Propecia (for MPB) and Proscar (for BPH) and is a 5-alpha reductase inhibitor used to treat male pattern baldness (MPB) and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) [enlargement of the prostate]. The medication works by inhibiting the enzyme that converts testosterone to its bioactive metabolite dihydrotestosterone thus decreasing its levels in the body.
Avatar m tn Three years ago, I was diagnosed with BPH, and prescribed a 5-alpha reductase inhibitor. Urine stream improved. Frequency abated. I asked my urologist to consider putting me on the standard dosage of Depo Testosterone, strictly as an exogenous source of free testosterone, due to malaise, fatigue, etc. He was reluctant, but did so anyway. To summarize, I'm taking a daily dose of .05 mg of Avodart and a minimal dose of Depo Testosterone once per month.
Avatar n tn If your dog is neutered, it will stop the levels of testosterone, which could cause prostate swelling and prostate cancer too. It would take a while to max. effect because he'd still have SOME testosterone in his system for a bit. But it would be a quicker option than medication. But it would be a good option only if he's generally in good fitness and condition for his age. The anaesthetic might stress him if he has heart or lung problems, or some other health problem.
Avatar n tn I was diagnosed with BPH a year ago and was given Flomax. I had to go to Iceland and forgot my Flomax. My friend was taking a local product available over the counter called SAGAPRO made from a herb called Angelica. I used it and to my suprise...it worked. It even works better than Flomax! Do you know why this herb is so good for the prostate? Are their any side effects....I have noticed I am breathing better and also sleeping better. I have not used my inhaler since I have been on the sagapro.
Avatar m tn 2012) have have been dealing with the same issues, so I went to a Urologist. He recommended I get a testosterone blood test and here were the results on Jan. 18th, 2012 from 8:00am test: -Prolactin - 151 mIU/?L (85 - 500) -Cholesterol - 4.2 mmol/L (3.9 - 5.5) -FSH - 2.4 U/L (1.5 - 13.0) -LH - 4.8 U/L (2.0 - 10.0) -Testosterone - 14.3 (11.5 - 32.0) He did not address or look at my prostate issue AT ALL, which left a bad taste in my mouth, so I went to a GP for a second opinion.
Avatar n tn Usually older guys that take Cialis and Viagra and it works in the beggining and then stops later on down the road is when E2 levels go out of range. You should get tested for this ideal range should be between 20-32 pg/dl I think. You should talk to your doctor about taking either DIM or Armidex. You can buy DIM at your local health food store but you should talk to your doctor first and see what he thinks. Good Luck!
Avatar m tn In the past, I had been VERY heterosexually active. I am now in an exclusive, monogamous relationship. Three years ago, I was diagnosed with BPH, and prescribed a 5-alpha reductase inhibitor. My urine stream improved. Frequency abated. So the drug worked. I asked my urologist to consider putting me on the standard dosage of Depo Testosterone, strictly as an exogenous source of free testosterone, due to malaise, fatigue, etc. He was reluctant, but did so anyway.
Avatar m tn Older drugs, phenoxybenzamine and prazosin are not recommended for treatment of BPH.[5] Alpha-blockers relax smooth muscle in the prostate and the bladder neck, and decrease the degree of blockage of urine flow. Alpha-blockers may cause ejaculation back into the bladder (retrograde ejaculation). The 5α-reductase inhibitors (finasteride and dutasteride) are another treatment option.
Avatar m tn Hello, I recently had a rigid cystoscopy and I have been placed on Pinexel PR for 2 months by my urologist. I had a bladder neck level problem and BPH. I have some issues with this medication, specifically retrograde ejaculation which is not acceptable for me at 26 years old. My question is, are there alternative medications which deal with the problem (shrinking prostate instead of masking the symptoms) and could this be prostatitis as I have had UTI's in the past.
Avatar m tn However, it is possible that the difficulty in urination could be due to the BPH itself and not related to the possible drug interaction. If the problem is due to an enlarged prostate, it would be better to have him undergo some procedures such as PVP (photoselective vaporization) to treat the BPH. This procedure is of a shorter duration with better recovery and fewer chances of complications than TURP.
Avatar n tn I am 64 years old and have had BPH symptoms for about eighteen years. My symptoms have become progressively more severe with time and I probably should be considering some form of surgical intervention. Although the various surgical options are effective, I do not perceive any of them to be an elegant approach to this problem. Therefore, I have made a decision to do nothing in the surgical arena until I absolutely have no other choice.
Avatar m tn I underwent TURP on 11 th Feb for BPH and got discharged after 5 days after removal of catheter I am having a small flow of urine leaking in standing posture and walking mode. My urologist advised Kegel exercise which I am doing.
Avatar n tn I had a Henia last year 2007 this pinched my bladder but gave the symptoms of a Urine Infection, I saw another Urologist who gave me the finger in the rectum examination, between the exam and blood tests the Urologist told me I had the prostate of a 35 year old and had just a 5% chance of ever getting prostate cancer. So there you have it, I can see no problem in frequent masturbation and yes it may help your problem. Good Luck.
Avatar n tn My PSA has fluctuated over the past four years. It went up to 10, my doctor put me on antibiotics and PSA went down to 8.7. Doctor told me that PSA level does not go down if cancer is present. Is this true? I am an avid bicycle rider as well. Urinary symptoms subside when I stop riding for a week or so.
1616953 tn?1443835511 I'm not keen on any medical costs right now. I'm on a payment plan for surgery (Twice) on my feet. My BPH is getting worse and I'm pondering asking about TURP surgery. I took Flomax for 3+ years and other then a dose increase it all went ok until a little while ago.
Avatar m tn I am a 69 year old male with BPH, and a father who had prostate cancer for 15 years, but did not die from it. I have had two bouts of acute prostatitis causing complete retention in the last 7 years, one requiring catheterization. My PSA averages around 2.0, and I take Proscar and Cardura daily. My BPH symptoms are fairly mild causing only about one or two nights a month of nocturia, reduced urine flow, and hardly ever the feeling of urgency.
Avatar m tn Even if you stopped or switched to another type you could still have floppy iris syndrome. If it works keep on it and tell your eye surgeon. Special techniques and instruments and drops make FIS not the problem it use to be when we first saw it.
Avatar f tn So with all that being said my two questions are is it possible for me to have BPH? And is the doctor right or should I be looking for someone different since his comment kind of caused me to lose a little bit of confidence in him. Thanks in advance and sorry if I didn't catch any typos!
Avatar f tn I suspect that saw Palmetto May be adversely affecting taladafil in my question for sex. I've got BPH & ED.
Avatar f tn I started having chronic prostate infections in my early 20's about 25 years ago and I believe it also triggered my IBS. The infections seemed to abate over time and I had prostate surgery to reduce the size 5 years ago and currently have BPH symptoms only, but still chronic IBS. I'm thinking of seeing an IBS specialist to at least achieve a bit more relief but if my prostate and it's continuing problems are what caused the problem should I even bother?
Avatar f tn It is not uncommon that men develop the symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) such as urinary frequency, weak stream and difficulty starting and starting their stream as they age. Patients with BPH can have worsening symptoms over time and as the prostate continues to grow, the relief provided by flomax may be diminish. There is another class of medications, such as Uroxatral, which can help shrink your prostate and improve your symptoms.
Avatar n tn I had no prostatic/urinary symptoms. I got an MRI of prostate and TRUS guided FNAC done. Both revealed signs of BPH (39mmX39mmX56mm) and FNAC revealed signs of chronic prostatitis. DRE (which, incidentally and wrongly was done after FNAC) revealed a slight firmness (no nodule) on the right side. I took a long course of ofloxacin which dropped the PSA to 12.75 after 3 months. I continued the ofloxacin hoping for further improvement, but after 6 more weeks the PSA remained the same.
Avatar n tn Flomax works by relaxing the muscles in the bladder and prostate, which leads to improved flow of urine and fewer symptoms of BPH. It indeed can have side effects like you describe. https://www.healthline.com/health/enlarged-prostate/flomax-side-effects#side-effects It's a relatively low percentage of patients, less than 4% that have these types of side effects but none the less, that could be going on for you. Before discontinuing the med though, talk to your doctor.