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A 39-year-old member asked:

Can too much sex cause an enlarged prostate?

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Dr. Lane Childs
Urology 36 years experience
No: Prostate size tends to be a genetically determined factor. Irritation, sensation etc may be related to sexual activity, but size itself is independent of this.
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A 32-year-old male asked:

What causes Enlarged prostate?

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Dr. Samuel Lee
Urology 33 years experience
DHT: Testosterone is converted to an active form Dihydrotestosterone in the prostate tissue by an enzyme , 5 alpha reductase. It is postulated this process leads to or causes prostate hypertrophy.
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What causes enlargement of the prostate gland?
Dr. James Lin
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Here are some...: The precise reason for prostate enlargement is still unclear although some subtle sex hormonal imbalance along aging process has been speculated and b... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
What could cause a prostate enlargement? Thanks
Dr. Jesse Mills
Urology 22 years experience
Hormones and genes: Prostates enlarge in some men as they age in response to a hormone dht. Big prostates run in families. Big prostates don't always need medical care. L... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Enlarged prostate now. Can I still have good sex?
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 54 years experience
Of course: Prostate enlargement may interfere with urinary flow and cause symptoms such as urgency and night urination, but it will not affect the psychological,... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
What are the possible causes of prostate enlargement?
Dr. Simon Kimm
Urology 18 years experience
Age. : The most common cause of prostate enlargement is age-related, called benign prostatic hyperplasia. This is generally not a health problem, unless it b... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
If you have a enlarge prostate, do you enjoy sex more?
Dr. Richard Boxer
Urology 50 years experience
Enlarged prostate: An enlarged prostate will not necessarily help or hurt sexual function. Both sexual difficulties and enlarged prostate should be evaluated by a urolo... Read More
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