5-alpha-reductase Inhibitors

5-alpha-reductase inhibitors are drugs used to manage an enlarged prostate gland (benign prostatic hyperplasia) and androgenic alopecia (male pattern hair loss). This class of medications includes Finasteride and Dutasteride. These drugs have some side effects, including increased risk of prostate cancer, erectile dysfunction, decreased ejaculatory volume, impotence, and gynecomastia.

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What test should I do for smelly and yellow urine?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from prostate infection for the past six months. It started with blood in urine and then burning sensation while urinating. I am also having smelly and yellow urine. Before this, I got mouth ulcers. Also, I had itching sensation throughout the body mainly in the ches...  Read Full »


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Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Is it accompanied by joint pains?¬†Have you done urine culture and sensitivity? Left varicocele causes should be ruled by doing a complete ultrasonography of the abdomen and CT KUB (kidney, ureter and bladder). Serum PSA (prostate specific antigen) should be checked. Have...  Read Full »

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