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Just wondering if there are some men who can comment on this drug. My Urologist wants me to take it to reduce the size of my prostate. I have very mild bph symptoms. I even sleep through the night without having to get up. His concern is my psa score has gone up 2 points in 3 months. I did a 3T MRI which shows no areas of concern. So he gave me three options.
1) Do another psa in three months.
2) Do a biopsy to see if there is any sign of cancer.
3) Take Finasteride for 6 months to shrink the prostate so if the psa score continues to increase, the prostate is smaller and therefore less samples from a biopsy are needed.
I was in favor of the Finasteride as a smaller prostate would be nice and the Urologist said there were no bad side effects. However, from what I have read, there are side effects that are not very appealing.
I am now thinking of just waiting to do another psa in 3 months but if the score continued to rise, I will need to make some decisions.
Anyone with thoughts regarding my three options are welcome. Plus If anyone is taking Finasteride (or a similar product), I would like to hear your experience.
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