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Parkinson's Disease

Enlarged prostate

11/07/2006

Question:

My husband has consulated a urologist concerning his enlarged prostate for which he has been treated with Flomax & Avadart. His urologist thinks if he has surgery on the prostate,the bladder could be affected & because of the Parkinson`s Disease my husband may become incontinent. Is this a possible result?

Answer:

This really is more of a urological rather than neurological issue.  Parkinson's Disease certainly can cause bladder dysfunction.  Often a combination of factors is involved, however, such as bladder overactivity from PD and difficulty with urination from prostate problems.  I would suggest an indepth discussion with the urologist regarding treatment of over-active bladder if necessary, once prostate issues are treated.

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Response by:

Karen M Thomas, DO Karen M Thomas, DO
Formerly:
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University