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Prostate cancer cause bleeding

A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Urology 27 years experience
Yes: One of the potential side effects for radiation therapy to treat prostate cancer is rectal bleeding. This can occur after brachytherapy or external b... Read More
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Radiation Oncology 33 years experience
Yes: External radiation with latest method which is image guided has minimized the dose to the rectum but it is still possible and fairly common. Most cas... Read More
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 47 years experience
Yes. But usually: Years after. Bleeding during radiotherapy is usually hemorrhoids. Proctitis occurs in 2-15% between 3 and 10 years with modern treatment, and mostly c... Read More

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Urology 27 years experience
Possibly: Depending on the stage of the prostate cancer, rectal bleeding can be present. However, if it an early stage prostate cancer, rectal bleeding is gener... Read More
Dr. Ivan Colon
Urology 27 years experience
No: Rectal bleeding is not associated with prostate cancer, but can be associated with colon-rectal malignancies.
Dr. Douglas Brewer
Colon and Rectal Surgery 34 years experience
Would be unusual: Yes the prostate gland literally sits next to the front of the rectum but there is a layer of tissue between the two such that it would be rare for pr... Read More
A 76-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Grieco
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Hopefully a few days: Lots going on here. Is he bleeding because of a biopsy of the prostate. Or is it since it since the catheter. Medicine to shrink the prostate can take... Read More
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 64 years experience
May require surgery: enlarge prostate did not result from stroke. Symptoms of urinary retention followed stroke. Bleeding from prostatitis not uncommon and use of cathet... Read More
Dr. James Krick
Urology 36 years experience
Common senario: It's not uncommon for an older man to experience a worsening of prostate enlargement symptoms while ill and hospitalized. Enlarged prostates often h... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
No evidence: There is no evidence that ejaculations are carcinogenic.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Urology 27 years experience
No: Prostate cancer is not related to sexual activity, ejaculation, or masturbation. It is related to other factors such as family history.
A 75-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine 24 years experience
It depends: Some men have no trouble with radiation to the prostate, either external beam or radiation seeds, but others will have trouble with pain on urination ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Not true: Frankly, just a lie to frighten young people. The claim makes no sense biologically, and actual studies show no effect of frequency of ejaculation.
A 75-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Levin
Urology 32 years experience
Kegels no change: Kegels will no likely help nor hurt.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Donato
Urology 25 years experience
Three Main Things: At this time, there are no known direct causes for prostate cancer. Three factors are known. As men age, the risk for prostate cancer increases. Ra... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Urology 27 years experience
No: Prostate cancer is not caused by prostate stimulation or sexual activity. It is related to genetics and race. Lack of sexual activity is also not a ... Read More

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