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In men with moderate or severe urinary symptoms radical prostatectomy improves lower urinary tract symptoms and quality of life due to urinary problems.

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Comment by Arnon Krongrad, MD on July 19, 2013 at 8:35am
I'd be very cautious about suggestion that RP improves QOL in patients with prostate cancer. With risk of erectile dysfunction and incontinence. Sure, obstructive symptoms and such can be relieved, they are often offset by new issues as cited. One would be wise to take a broad view of risk.
Comment by Ra on July 19, 2013 at 10:18am

i was looking reason because i have chronic prostatitis and my main problems are i thougth that if RP improves lower urinary symptoms than maybe it is reasonable to do LRP. Of course i have other symptoms as well.

Comment by Arnon Krongrad, MD on July 19, 2013 at 10:20am

There are many treatments for lower urinary symptoms, the last of which is RP. But yes, you may in some cases derive relief from certain urinary symptoms as a fringe benefit of having an RP.

Comment by Ra on July 19, 2013 at 10:29am

i have tried all kinds of treatments with no success so far. My main problem is frequency. 

Does any of your patinents who had frequency before got any relief from that? I know that everybody is different, but anyway,,,


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