Treatment of tetanus detects prostate enlargement

HanoiAn 89-year-old man from Ha Nam was hospitalized for tetanus treatment. He later discovered that he had urological disease and had to undergo laparoscopic surgery.

Doctor Tran Duy Hien, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Central Hospital for Tropical Diseases, on January 14, said that the patient admitted to the hospital on November 28, 2020, was placed in a urine catheter, helping to circulate urine from the bladder out. and monitor kidney function during tetanus treatment.

The course of tetanus treatment lasts more than a month. The doctor found that the patient often had urinary retention. Every time he had withdrawn sonde, his grandfather had completely urinary retention, and continued to move to the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology to find the cause.

Initially, the treatment team considered the cause of prolonged urinary catheterization, causing urinary tract edema, and facilitating urinary tract infections. However, symptoms of urination have appeared before, such as difficulty urinating, urinating, frequent night urination a lot, the feeling of not going away, and uncomfortable urination that lasted for many years. The disease has not been treated because the old man is afraid to go to the doctor. Therefore, the treatment group ruled out the above cause.

The doctor diagnosed the prostate problem, and ordered laparoscopic surgery although the ultrasound showed that his prostate was only about 34 g, not too large compared to normal.

“The patient needs surgery immediately due to the difficult urination and urination that has lasted for many years, causing the bladder’s function to deteriorate seriously, causing urinary tract inflammation, greatly affecting the quality of life, Pee completely, “said Dr. Hien.

The surgery detects that the patient’s prostate gland is heavily enlarged into the urinary tract and bladder, with a lot of muscle bridge, muscle column. This is the main reason that the patient’s quality of life is greatly affected.

After surgery, the patient recovered completely and had good urination. On January 15, he was discharged from the hospital.

The doctor examined him in the afternoon of January 14. Image: Chile.

According to Dr. Hien, late treatment is mainly due to psychological fear of examination and lack of understanding about the disease. As a result, although the urinary retention can be treated, the patient’s bladder will not be able to recover as it was. Therefore, he recommends that everyone improve their knowledge of prostate diseases in particular and especially urinary diseases in general, when there is a urinary disorder, it is necessary to see a specialist early to be treated promptly. time.



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