Prostrate enlargement

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I  have been prescribed Dutastearide Capsule ( also known as Dutas-- 0.5 mg), for  reducing the size of  my Prostrate . i am not  keen on  undergoing Surgery in a hurry . 

Wish to  learn  -- whether  Dutastearide  causes/ has caused  any side -effects pls ?

Your response would be helpful pls . thks


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    My  doctor tried to prescribe this type of drug for me but I refused because of the potential side effects. If you go online and check, you will get a detailed list of potential problems associated with this medication. Sexual problems are high on the list.
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      Thank You for  Sharing your views ,  Is the Study  (mentioned in your  Post ), available on the Net ; Details pls .

      I am  62 Years ,   PSA  is   1.06 (total)

      The Results of  Recent Uroflowmetry Test  are :  

      Average Flow Rate is  4.5 ml/s

      Max Flow Rate : 11.9 ml/sec

       I  need to wake up  2-3 times  in the  night to   void the bladder

      I am already taking  Alfusozin 10mg, ....Urotone (Bethanechol chloride) since last 3-4 weeks . Urologist has prescribed Dutasteride 

      I am  trying to  learn about  Side effects experienced if any  for Dutasteride  from  someone who has already used it -- based on his first-hand experience pls .. 

      I would  certainly  prefer to avoid Surgery .


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    Hey Buddy  Sorry that your are having a problem.  This drug can cause alot of problems.  Sexual problems, less ejaculation, testicle pain and a decrease in sex all together. But sometime they do not effect some men.  This is better they some that cause retro and other problems.  The best thing you can do is go on line and look it up and read for your self.  Try it for a while and if any of the side effects happen stop and talk with your doctor. Take care  Ken  PS don't let hime talk you into any surgerys

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    I was prescribed a similar medication (finasteride) which basically did not help. If you decide against medication or the medication doesn't alleviate your symptoms, please know that there are procedures you can research and consider that are significantly less invasive and problematic that full on surgery. This forum had a wealth of information about all the procedures and surgeries that are available.


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    I comlpetely agree with richp21. I havent tried any of these medications, and i never will. Just google on the side effects of finasteride/dutasteride.

    You need to realize that prostate surgeries have come a long way. Some are not even worth calling surgeries.

    Heres the few you should research

    -- urolift

    -- pulmonary artery embolization (pae)

    -- green laser

    -- holep

    -- turp

    urolift is a 5 min procedure, and does not change the anatomy of your urinary symptom, and is reversible, plus the effects are visible in a week or two.

    PAE is new and although slightly more invasive, literally shrinks the prostate size, and does not change the anatomy of your urinary system either. also urlogist might not recommend pae, because its done by a radiologist and hence no $ for urologist.

    Green laser and holep and worth calling surgeries, and do change your anatomy.

    turp is definitely a full fledged surgery but has serious side effects, and i wouldnt advise it at all.

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    Was on Finasteride for about a year until prostate was reduced in size enough to quit taking Flomax.   Will remain on finasteride until something better comes along.
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