I am being treated for an 8 mm prostate stone with the medication, Cardura. Are there any nonsurgical or dietary ways I can shrink or remove this stone? Thank you
Thanks for your question.
Prostate stones are usually asymptotic and not need any treatment. They are found incidentally on transrectal ultrasound. They need treatment only if they become infected, because the bacteria can not be eradicated from the stone with removing it. They rarely can protrude into the lumen of the urethra and cause obstructive symptoms. The only treatment I am aware of is surgical. No medications/ foods can dissolve the stone reliably to date.
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