A man aged 76 years developed inflammation of the prostate gland or prostatitis five years ago. He consulted a doctor who prescribed a medicine and told the patient that his condition could be treated without surgery.
The man took the medicine regularly as directed by the doctor and got some relief. The doctor passed away recently and man wanted to know whether he should follow the same treatment.
According to Dr TS Francis, prostatitis are of two types; benign and malignant. The first type can be cured partially with drugs, but the second category needs surgery.
As the man’s prostrate gland inflammation was most likely to be benign, the doctor he consulted initially prescribed the medicine. Taking the drug continuously would be effective. Moreover, the drug does not have many side-effects.
Still, the man has to find a new doctor and regularly consult him. Tests to find the degree of the inflammation have to be done and the dose of the drug changed accordingly. But if the inflammation increases beyond a certain value, the only option is a surgery.
For this, the patient needs to consult an urologist and follow the treatment method suggested by him; it could be continuing with the medicine or an operation.