Hello doc. I’ve heard BPH was common for middle-aged men and elderly men. However, I just turned 20, and for some reason I’m having to urinate quite often (5-6 times a day) and when I do urinate I urinate for 2-3 seconds and I don’t overdrink. Do you think Proscar will help solve this issue? Coincidentally I am also thinning on the top, and I’ve heard people use Proscar to not only save money but treat their hair loss.
My question is, will Proscar help treat both my issues? And should I mention to my doctor that I have more than just thinning hair in order to get the cheaper DHT inhibitor?
First of all, you cannot self diagnose benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). At only 20 years old, it would be highly unlikely that your prostate is enlarged, but you need to see a doctor and have a physical examination. You can have another serious medical illness that causes frequent urination, such as diabetes, or even a bladder infection.
The thinning hair is another issue, and you should have another exam by a doctor to learn if you have genetic hair loss. If so, then finasteride may be a good medication for your doctor to prescribe. But until you have a diagnosis and a prescription, it’s all just guesswork.
So please, go see a doctor and have your issues properly diagnosed.