Had the surgery four months ago and everything is fantastic (145 grams removed). Just wondering if after a number of years there is the potential of the prostate growing back.
The answer is yes. I know one patient had his prostate enlarged after HoLEP rather quickly. The rate of enlargement has to do with hormone production. The hormone tells the prostate to growth.
there is a class of drug ”5-alpha-reductase inhibitors Such as Finasteride (Proscar) blocks the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone, the major male sex hormone found within cells of the prostate. In some men, finasteride can relieve BPH symptoms, increase urinary flow rate, and actually shrink the size of the prostate, though it must be used indefinitely to prevent recurrence of symptoms. It may take as long as six months, however, to achieve maximum benefits from finasteride." This class of drug may have serious side effects.
>145cc prostate is a very large prostate, u have. Good reason to be a concerned, u may want to do a yearly TRUS, transrectral ultrasound which measures the size of prostate and medium lobe enlargement. Then Compare the result year after year.