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From: Steve Austin
Date: 2001-07-19 13:16:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] pee problem

I remember a post about treating possible prostate infections
for longer
I think 4 weeks. Also, if the other gland was affected I
guess it can
still be putting out all the hormones that is keeping that
enlarged. . It may not be an infection, just the
large prostrate squeezing the urethra causing a blockage.-need
culture, and a Culture of a suspected infection helps be sure
is no resistence to Clavamox

There was a suggestion that Propecia can help with an
enlarged prostate, and I guess Lupron if surgery isn't an
option for the other adrenal- he said it was enlarged, was it

I found this from the archives, I put in Prostate- I find it
easier to use
a word that is not as common as Adrenal, or insulinoma, etc.


To Deidre:
Sounds like you are describing an enlarged prostate
secondary to an adrenal gland problem. The Lupron depot
will help lower the adrenal hormones that are causing the
enlarged prostate. Propecia can also be used to help shrink
the prostate (ie. use both Lupron and Propecia). Flutamide
can also be used to shrink the prostate, but Propecia is more
specific in its mode of action and effects on the prostate.
The infection can either be a simple bladder infection or a
A prostate infection needs to be treated for a long time (1-3
I would use the culture and sensitivity report from the urine
to determine which antibiotic(s) to use and use it for a long
Yes, an urethra obstruction from the enlarged prostate will
the BUN and Creatinine levels to be elevated (post renal
and that sounds like what was going on with Oliver.
Prostate problems are frustrating but hang in there. Most will

respond to Lupron, Propecia, and antibiotics (Baytril,
Clavamox, etc.).
Hope that helps,
Jerry Murray, DVM