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Dr. James Krick
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Bph (Overview)

BPH is abbrev of benign prostate hyperplasia, which is a general, confusing, clinical term for men's trouble to void although it is a pathological term to describe microscopic increase in number & size of glandular cells in the prostate, starting as early as age 30. For better use, LUTS is proposed to replace BPH. More? Go to http://formefirst.com/TroublingVoiding-Men.html. Best...


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Any BPH prostate medications other than flomax (tamsulosin)?

Any BPH prostate medications other than flomax (tamsulosin)?

Yes.: Flomax (tamsulosin) is part of a family of drugs called alpha-blockers that relax the smooth muscle of the prostate and bladder neck, improving urine flow & symptoms. Other drugs in this group are terazosin, doxazosin, alfuzosin, & silodosin. Another family of drugs for BPH are 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors, such as Finasteride and dutasteride. These shrink the prostate and reduce episodes of urine retention. ...Read more

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Dr. James Krick
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Bph (Overview)

BPH is abbrev of benign prostate hyperplasia, which is a general, confusing, clinical term for men's trouble to void although it is a pathological term to describe microscopic increase in number & size of glandular cells in the prostate, starting as early as age 30. For better use, LUTS is proposed to replace BPH. More? Go to http://formefirst.com/TroublingVoiding-Men.html. Best...


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Rapaflo (silodosin) vs flomax?

Rapaflo (silodosin) vs flomax?

Here are some ...: Rapaflo (silodosin) and Flomax (tamsulosin) are the same class of drugs - selective alpha-blocker, which can relax the smooth muscles around the bladder neck and prostate urethra so to quickly improve urine flow to a degree. Rapaflo is newer than Flomax and the profiles of effectivenss and side effects are similar although the newer one always tends to claim being better and less. ...Read more

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Could BPH be making me impotent?

Could BPH be making me impotent?

Contributing: It may or may not be the cause, but it very likely is contributing to it. A visit with a good urologist can defintiely get you the answer you need. ...Read more

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How does medication stop my bph?

How does medication stop my bph?

Blocking DHT: Two medications (avodart (dutasteride) and proscar) block an enzyme called 5 Alpha reductase. These medications block the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone which is more potent. These medication lead to an approximate 20% reduction in prostate size as well as stop further prostate growth. You physician cna hlep determine if one of these medications is appropriate for you. ...Read more

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Could avodard (dutasteride) shrink the prostate?

Could avodard (dutasteride) shrink the prostate?

Yes: Dutasteride and Finasteride both work well to shrink the prostate. Called 5 Alpha reductase inhibitors, these drugs stop the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone, which causes baldness and prostate enlargement. Not a quick fix as maximum benefit is not reached for 6-12 months. ...Read more

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Dr ...U asked what are my symptoms...I have had at one point every single symptom that is related to ic and I have had oab, bph, utis ruled out ?

Dr ...U asked what are my symptoms...I have had at one point every single symptom that is related to ic and I have had oab, bph, utis ruled out ?

Remember,: Diseases cause symptoms, but symptoms don't cause diseases. You have too many symptoms and abbreviations for the internet. Rely on your doctor's opinion and evaluation. ...Read more

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Does finasteride cure prostate enlargement?

Does finasteride cure prostate enlargement?

Cure? unclear: Not sure if it is a cure -- it will shrink the prostate while you are taking it by blocking an ezyme some men's prostates will continue to grow despite the medication and need surgery. ...Read more

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Im 28 year old male having symptoms of BPH is this normal?

Im 28 year old male  having symptoms of BPH is this normal?

Enlarged prostate: Hi the term BPH can cover a lot of issues in regards to the prostate. At your age i would assume first that this is a prostate infection and not a permanent condition. I would ask about your recent sexual activity; about your symptoms, other medications you are taking and how your bowels are moving. But, please do not ignore this or wait for it to get better on it's own. ...Read more

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Prostate enlargement symptoms?

Prostate enlargement symptoms?

Prostate enlargement: Benign enlargement may have no symptoms but when it does cause symptoms there is often difficulty emptying the bladder, incomplete emptying, slow stream, getting up at night to urinate. ...Read more

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Does flomax (tamsulosin) help cure prostatitis?

Does flomax (tamsulosin) help cure prostatitis?

NoDoeNotCure: No it only helps with the symptoms of prostatitis.Urinary frequency,urgency and difficulty urinating.It may improve disruptive and irritating symptoms.In chronic recurrent prostatitis it may reduce the risk of recurrence ...Read more

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I am 27 and have noticed significant decrease in force of urine flow. Is this a sign of bph?

I am 27 and have noticed significant decrease in force of urine flow. Is this a sign of bph?

BPH: Not likely. BPH does not occur in your age group. Symptoms are more likely due to prostatitis. It may also be from medication (eg allergy meds) or a urethral stricture (narrowing). See a urologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Coud there be another treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia (bph) besides doxazosin and flomax (tamsulosin)?

Coud there be another treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia (bph) besides doxazosin and flomax (tamsulosin)?

BPH: Treatments for BPH fall into two categories; medical and surgical. Medical therapy includes Alpha blocker medications to improve urine flow and 5-alpha reductase inhibitors to shrink the gland. The surgical options include thermal or laser destruction of prostatic tissue or transurthral resection of prostaic tissue (turp). The "best" treatment is a very individual thing. ...Read more

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Can taking saw palmetto relieve benign prostatic hypertrophy?

Can taking saw palmetto relieve benign prostatic hypertrophy?

Yes.: Does not hurt the person and has definite, albeit mild benefits. If i were on a medication for bph, i would take this supplement. ...Read more

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My brother was diagnosed with bph. What does this mean?

My brother was diagnosed with bph. What does this mean?

Enlarged prostate: It means the gland at the bottom of the bladder is enlarged. It constricts the urethra some causing the flow of urine to be slow in may be interrupted. If it gets worse a person may not be able to urinate leading to kidney obstruction. It is treated by medicines. When severe, surgery is helpful. ...Read more

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What med besides avodart (dutasteride) shrinks the prostate without producing erectile disfunction?

What med besides avodart (dutasteride) shrinks the prostate without producing erectile disfunction?

None: Avodart (dutasteride) is the only one proven to shrink the prostate. Other medications can help with BPH but do not shrink the prostate. ...Read more

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Does ejaculating relieve enlarged prostate?

Does ejaculating relieve enlarged prostate?

BPH: Ejaculation has no relationship to prostate size. Prostatitis, on the other hand, is sometimes improved by frequent ejaculation. ...Read more

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Penis enlargement safely?

Penis enlargement safely?

Let's talk: Congratulations on having recently become a grown man. Nothing really works for this. If you have 3.0" or more, you can get the job done and satisfy the vast majority of women; the average guy has 5". Internet erotica has distorted men's ideas of what their bodies are supposed to look like; a smaller guy is likely to get harder and be more able to stimulate her best nerves which are up front. ...Read more

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What causes PSA levels to increase after prostate removal due to prostate gland enlargement (benign prostatic hyperplasia)?

What causes PSA levels to increase after prostate removal due to prostate gland enlargement (benign prostatic hyperplasia)?

Increased levels of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) in your blood can be a sign of prostate cancer: However, cancer is just one of several possible causes of increased PSA. Prostate tissue normally releases small amounts of PSA into your blood. When the prostate grows, PSA levels increase. When the entire prostate is removed, PSA levels fall close to zero. Most procedures used to treat an enlarged prostate remove only part of the prostate, which partially decreases PSA levels. After any enlarged prostate procedure, a number of factors can cause PSA levels to go up again. For example: Prostate cancer. , Recurrent benign prostate growth. , Inflammation of prostate tissue (prostatitis). . If you have increasing PSA levels after surgery for enlarged prostate, your doctor might recommend: A wait-and-see approach. , Medication. , Additional tests. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Michaels
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Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (Definition)

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (hypertrophy) is an enlargement of the prostate gland in males that can constrict the male urethra leading to retention of urine, feelings of urgency, etc. If severe enough, it can be treated with ...Read more