Patient Comments: Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia - Treatments

Were you treated for prostatic hyperplasia? Please describe your experience.

Comment from: Jack, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: December 15

I am a first time patient with BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia). Medicine prescribed is Cipro 500 mg taken one tablet every 12 hours. Now after 4 tablets (2 days) there is no change in difficult urination. I wonder if I am asking too much in 48 hours.

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Comment from: GarryInNola, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: July 17

My doctor suggested that twice weekly ejaculations can help prevent or reversebenign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). I realize that can be difficult to achieve for men of a certain age but it doesn't matter whether it's masturbation or actual intercourse, as long as you achieve an ejaculation twice weekly it can be therapeutic in this regard. Erectile dysfunction drugs can be helpful in achieving an erection so you can have twice weekly ejaculations.

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Comment from: 75 or over Male (Patient) Published: September 03

My post-void residue is 600 ml, with mild symptoms of prostatic hyperplasia. My doctor suggests Proscar therapy.

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Comment from: 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: August 02

I got moderate enlargement of Prostate gland. Urine flow is normal; I get no pain at all. Residue in the bladder after urination is also nil. Doctor now put me on Urimax 0.4 mg and after using my problem is agitated. Earlier I used to go to bath room at night once or twice, now after medication almost 6 times I have to go during night.

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