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What are the latest treatments for an enlarged prostate?

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What are the latest treatments for an enlarged prostate? Don't want to consider removal.

Doctor's Assistant: What are all the symptoms you're experiencing (e.g. loss of appetite, fever, rash)?

Frequent urination, loss of erection.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

I have had all required test. Have not bee diagnosed with cancer. I am a healthy 76 year old white male. I am being treated for fibrulations in my heart that is being treated with medication. I'm still active on my small farm.

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Medical
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Doctor: Dr. Mo, Board Certified MD replied 7 months ago
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Hi, Dr. Mo here with JA. Please let me review the information and I'll reply shortly.

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Doctor: Dr. Mo, Board Certified MD replied 7 months ago

There are several new medications we are using currently. And there are procedures that remove only partial amounts of the prostate and not the entire prostate.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
On the "Doctors" program they showed an treatment using cold to shrink the prostate and on a local news program, a man was interviewed regarding a procedure using small piece of either metal or plastic that pull the gland allowing free flow of urine and blood.
Doctor: Dr. Mo, Board Certified MD replied 7 months ago

There are numerous experimental techniques that radiologists do currently. We even are utilizing lasers. All these have a chance of success and some risk of complications. It all depends on the expertise of the urologist. What one expert might be comfortable doing another may not know how to do.

However, there are numerous options available so you are definitely a good candidate if you are not wanting the whole prostate removed.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
No, I'm retired
Doctor: Dr. Mo, Board Certified MD replied 7 months ago

Please let me know if you have any other specific questions and I'm happy to address them.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Thank you. I will ask my local urologist.
Doctor: Dr. Mo, Board Certified MD replied 7 months ago

You're welcome.

I hope I provided you with a 5-star service.

I'm sure your urologist will know other specialists who are doing different procedures and can refer you to the right person.

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Doctor: Dr. Mo, Board Certified MD replied 7 months ago

Please click on the rating button when you're ready.

I hope I provided you with a 5-star service.

Dr. Mo

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Doctor: Dr. Mo, Board Certified MD replied 7 months ago

Please let me know if you have any further questions.

I hope I have provided you with a 5-star service.

If you get a moment, please click on the rating button.

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