I have been looking into prostate treatments after
I have been looking into prostate treatments after ultrasounds have confirmed that there is a prominent indentation of my prostate into my bladder, making urination difficult. In my investigation of possible surgical interventions, the Holep procedure has looked most to my liking, but I don't have easy access to urologists skilled in that procedure. So I have been researching procedures that can be done closer to home, including the traditional TURP, the "button" procedure, which I understand is sort of a variant of traditional TURP, and the Green Light procedure. Of those, the button procedure seems most to my liking (I understand there can be post-operative irritative symptoms associated with Green Light). My local urologist tells me he can do the button procedure, but he would like to go into the procedure with the understanding that if in the course of the procedure it appears that the traditional TURP would be better, he would have my OK to do that -- he says that in the course of doing both traditional TURP and the button procedure, he has come to prefer traditional TURP. I would like to get your thoughts on this. Also, I have read about PEMF treatment, which has shown promise both in dogs and humans. Is that likely to be generally available anytime in the near future? I would like to get as complete an examination of the whole subject as I can from you. Thanks.
Dr. Rick, MD
Ophthalmologist & Retina Specialist
Phimosis, my son was diagnosed with phimosis and prescribed
Hi,phimosisJA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?Customer: Hi, my son was diagnosed with phimosis and prescribed betamethasone dipropionate cream twice a day for 6 weeksJA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: My son got the penis infection when he was 1,5 years old and was treated with antibioticsJA: Is the condition chronic, or acute?Customer: it is chronic
I have a urinary tract infection...VA has prescribed
I have a urinary tract infection...VA has prescribed Nitrofurantoin...and then called to say better you take clindamycin...I catheter myself 4 times a day...seems like I just keep getting these infections...I m scared of the antibiotics...read a little about them..and am looking for a home remedy....This is my question...I see plenty of home relief remedies...they don't ever use the word "Cure"..they use the word Relief & prevention..Should I take antibiotics...?.....Bill...***-***-**** Maui, Hawaii...
I have this continual itching on my legs and arms under my
I have this continual itching on my legs and arms under my arm pits on the back of my legs being my knees it's worse at night it's also bad when I either shower or take a bath it's been going on for months it's now getting to the point I have spots apearing only small at first they then pop or blister causing small puss filled spots that bleed and puss when burst can you help
My name is. My father stays in a nursing home and has
Good evening, My name is Lolita. My father stays in a nursing home and has developed Pseudomonas aeruginosa in April and he still no heal. How long does the bacteria take to heal?JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?Customer: He finally saw a Dermatology back in July he put him on Levagun 500mg plus creams and body wash, the antibiotics was completed 2 weeks ago and he skin still look very bad.JA: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?Customer: He is a diabetic and he take quite a bit of medicine, but never had any reactionJA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: I am his daughter i don"t have his mediation here, Not that I can think of
I had a nephrostomy bag placed a few days ago due to the
I had a nephrostomy bag placed a few days ago due to the fact that when they went in to place a stent, the stone was blocking my urine from exiting the kidney. Since the bag was placed, my urine output from my right kidney has declined and the urine from the left kidney with the bag has increased. I am also experiencing bladder spasms and frequent urination with little output. Should I be concerned?
Dr. Love, Although most sources don't list the brain as one
Dr. Love,Although most sources don't list the brain as one of the typical metastasis sites for lobular cancer, one doctor told me that lobular can go to the brain lining. Which side of the blood/brain barrier is the lining on? (I am worrying that AI's don't work on the wrong side of that barrier).
31 yo male suffering from pretty severe acne. It started
31 yo male suffering from pretty severe acne. It started getting worse about 2 years ago. It is mostly large cystic type acne. They show up on my back, chest, shoulders, upper arms, forearms, stomach. My skin is also combination dry and oily. Even using mild cleansers can dry my skin out, especially in winter. Using anything like BP or salicylic acid seems to help for a day or 2 before my skin has a reaction, gets dry, and follows with increased breakouts. Thinking about trying bleach baths but i'm concerned about the drying effects. Really need help.JA: How long have you been dealing with this? Do you notice any redness or scaling?Customer: Redness, yes. I don't think exzemas involvedJA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: ... muscle tension and pain that started around 5 years ago. Not sure if it could be related.