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How can I tell the difference between a hemorrhoid and an enlarged prostate

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
26 years experience Urology
Examination: A hemorrhoid is an enlargement of the veins around the anus. This can be seen at the opening of the anus or may slightly internal to the opening of th ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Hemmorhoids: if having urinary pain follow up with doctor/urgent care, could be urinary infection, nerve effects, , peri-procedure infection/abscess due to perfor ... Read More
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Dr. Ramsay Kuo
25 years experience Urology
Possibly: With prostate enlargement, obstructive urinary symptoms often occur gradually such as slowing of the stream, the need to strain to help force of strea ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Junglas
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes.: While they may not routinely focus on the prostate portion of the exam, it would be something they could feel with the digital exam. Prostate size is ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bertram Yuh
8 years experience Urologic Oncology
Operative treatments: Besides medications and other supplements, most urologists will treat refractory BPH with procedures such as microwave therapy, laser vaporization of ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
52 years experience Urology
Depends: It depends on the degree(if any)of the bladder outlet obstruction If you have a feeling of incomplete emptying you should see a urologist who will do ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
47 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
BPH treatments: The best treatment choice for you depends on several factors, including how much troublesome your symptoms are, the size of your prostate, other healt ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
47 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Enlarged prostate: See a urologist (u) for treatment of enlargement of the prostate (p) gland that either can be benign or malignant. In prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and ... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
15 years experience Urology
Urinary discomfort. : Infections of the prostate manifest as pain and burning with urination and urinary difficulty. Symptoms of an enlarged prostate are decreased force of ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jarrod Kaufman
28 years experience General Surgery
Hemmorhoids: Many people present with "piles" and this can actually be the issue or one of many other problems there are dietary, behavioral, hygiene modificatio ... Read More
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