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Condition: Enlarged Prostate
12/18/2014 10:11:53 AM

Reviewer: Gman7, 55-64 Male on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
The only side effects that I seem to have are sexually related. I have always had an extremely high libido, "blue steel" erections, and normal ejaculation (quantity at least). Even at 54, I was able to enjoy sex more than once a day. Now, libido has diminished, erections aren't satisfying to my partner, and although I still can have an orgasm, there isn't enough semen to notic ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Enlarged Prostate
10/25/2014 3:14:13 PM

Reviewer: 65-74 Male on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Prostate still enlarged but symmetrical - PSA went from 5+ initially to around 1 on annual checkup - use Viagra

Condition: Enlarged Prostate
10/9/2014 8:19:31 AM

Reviewer: WildWillie, 65-74 Male on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
Hey, at 70.... My prostate is normal size again and I have only one side effect. To that, the guy on the radio in the Florida Keys refers to his "ying-yang" saying: "When it's gone...it's gone. I ain't taken no pills to make it go again." I agree, and won't be taking Viagra.

Condition: Enlarged Prostate
8/31/2014 12:50:32 PM

Reviewer: KennyG, 65-74 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have been suffering for years with enlarged Prostate. Recently I was in the hospital with CHF and on diuretics. I finally got the doctor's attention about how painful every urination was and he put me on Finasteride. It took about 3 weeks to start working but WOW, what a difference it has made. I can again urinate in large amounts, instead of dribbling; I only get up once at night instead of ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Enlarged Prostate
8/11/2014 12:55:03 PM

Reviewer: kberr, 35-44 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
prescribed 5mg for enlarged prostate to keep from getting larger over time. started ok, have been on it about 21 days. Got rash and lumps on my head.. maybe related maybe not. Have had severe testicular and scrotum pain and swelling for three days. NP told me to discontinue use, nothing else they can do. No lack of libido or erection. No decrease in ejaculate. Not worth the pain though... I'm ... Show Full Comment

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