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Prostatic Symptoms and Causes

The prostate is a gland in men. It helps make semen, the fluid that contains sperm. The prostate surrounds the tube that carries urine out of the body. As men age, their prostate grows bigger. If it gets too large, it can cause problems. An enlarged prostate is also called benign Prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Most men will get BPH as they get older. Symptoms often start after age 50.

BPH is not cancer, and it does not seem to increase your chance of getting prostate cancer. But the early symptoms are the same. Check with your doctor if you have

  • A frequent and urgent need to urinate, especially at night
  • Trouble starting a urine stream or making more than a dribble
  • A urine stream that is weak, slow, or stops and starts several times
  • The feeling that you still have to go, even just after urinating
  • Small amounts of blood in your urine

Severe BPH can cause serious problems over time, such as urinary tract infections, and bladder or kidney damage. If it is found early, you are less likely to develop these problems.

Tests for BPH include a digital rectal exam, blood and imaging tests, a urine flow study, and examination with a scope called a cystoscope. Treatments include watchful waiting, medicines, nonsurgical procedures, and surgery.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

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Avodart Side Effects

Erectile Dysfunction (148)
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Breast Tenderness (132)
Libido Decreased (111)
Pollakiuria (107)
Gynaecomastia (106)
Dizziness (99)
Rash (94)
Semen Volume Decreased (82)
Breast Pain (81)
Prostatic Specific Antigen Increased (75)
Dysuria (74)
Product Quality Issue (73)
Fatigue (69)
Pruritus (68)
Breast Swelling (63)
Asthenia (58)
Nipple Pain (58)
Urine Flow Decreased (57)
Prostate Cancer (54)
Nocturia (54)
Nausea (52)
Arthralgia (48)
Pain (47)
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Insomnia (42)
Alopecia (42)
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Ill-defined Disorder (34)
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Chest Pain (32)
Therapeutic Response Unexpected (31)
Urinary Retention (30)
Ejaculation Disorder (30)
Micturition Urgency (29)
Accidental Exposure (28)
Back Pain (28)
Malaise (28)
Urticaria (27)
Ejaculation Failure (27)
Blood Pressure Increased (27)
Sexual Dysfunction (26)
Dyspepsia (25)
Erythema (25)

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Recent Reviews

After taking Avodart for three days, I experienced severe chest tightening. I immediately stopped taking the drug. It took three weeks for the chest tightening to disappear. I waited five weeks and took one dose. The following day, mild chest tighten

Any reports of increase back pain while taking Avodart. Doctor also wants me to also take Flomax while takinng Avodart

Avodart is doing what it is supposed to do - shrink my prostate. Side effects include a good deal of fatigue during day; also no semon. A side benefit is that I sleep better than I have in years!

Did you stop taking avodart and if so, how long did the stomach pain persist?

DOES AVODART CAUSE STOMACH DISCOMFORT? IF SO WHAT CAN I DO? I feel so uncomfortable.

Frequent urge to urinate with abdominal cramping, coupled with extreme gas and digestive pain, bloating of abdomen, rectaldiscomfort... this after 3rd week of Avodart use... particularly severe after lying down for any extended time... Fati

Has anyone been successfully treated with Avodart? Please email me: mark566@hotmail.com. Mark

Has anyone experienced severe anxiety that does not respond to the normal therapy while on avodart for over one year, and blurred vision as well? i stopped the med 6 weeks ago and the anxiety is just starting to get a little better day by day but the

Have taken avodart for 1year and have lost 40 lbs.

Husband has been taking avodart for 3 years. Developed a tightness in lungs, dry, non-productive cough, lungs feel a burning sensation. Thorough heart echo tests done, stress test. chest x-ray, mri, blood work, pulmonary function tests all passed.

Prostatic Clinical Trials and Studies

Treatments might be new drugs or new combinations of drugs, new surgical procedures or devices, or new ways to use existing treatments. The goal of clinical trials is to determine if a new test or treatment works and is safe. Clinical trials can also look at other aspects of care, such as improving the quality of life for people with chronic illnesses. People participate in clinical trials for a variety of reasons. Healthy volunteers say they participate to help others and to contribute to moving science forward. Participants with an illness or disease also participate to help others, but also to possibly receive the newest treatment and to have the additional care and attention from the clinical trial staff.