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55 year old with an enlarged prostate?

55 year old with an enlarged prostate?

Starts sometimes: All prostates enlarge with age, and symptoms start when this happends. A 55 yo can have this and that is a common age for the start. As long as you have it evaluated, psa testing, manual examination and these are ok and you have tolerable symptoms: night urination, urgency, frequency - all not too bad, then you can live with it. Consult your urologist. ...Read more

Dr. Chad Levitt
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Prostate (Definition)

The prostate is a gland that lies at the base of the bladder and surrounding a segment of urethra. It secretes a milky fluid that is discharged by excretory ducts into the urethra during the emission of semen. It is clinically important because enlargement of the prostate with age, and prostate cancer are two common ...Read more


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Could a 16 year old male get an enlarged prostate?

Could a 16 year old male get an enlarged prostate?

Only if PROSTATITIS: 16 years old male can get inflammation of prostate cusing prostatitis which may cause some temporary enlargement of prostate but beningn prostatic hypertrophy occurs in men over the age of 50 and cancer of prostate is unlikely in a 16 years old male. ...Read more

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Can a benign enlarged prostate of an over 80 year old male be treated with medication or must it be partially removed?

Can a benign enlarged prostate of an over 80 year old male be treated with medication or must it be partially removed?

Other BPH Options: While a TURP (transurethral resection of the prostate) remains an excellent option for bph, there are several other surgical therapies. They are less likely to have side effects more common in turp, such as incontinence, impotence, retrograde ejaculation, or TUR syndrome (absorbing too much fluid during surgery). If medications fail or are intolerable, ask your urologist about tumt, tuna or gyrus. ...Read more

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I am 67 years old person having an enlarged prostate problem. Recent sonography report is as follows: " urinary bladder is well distended. It show?

I am 67 years old person having  an  enlarged prostate problem. Recent  sonography  report is as follows:
" urinary bladder is well distended. It show?

Need surgery...: At this time, your condition is well beyond what drugs can do and surgery to release prostate obstruction is the choice. Today, laser prostate procedure (pvp) is a very safe effective procedure with minimal risk under experienced hands. Of note, i'm sure that you have noted your progressive slowing urine flow has slowly developed over the past 10-20 yrs. So, see and ask doc, but listen to him/her. ...Read more

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Will i need to stop taking my prostate medication before surgery for my cataracts? I'll need cataract surgery in the coming year. I take flomax (tamsulosin) for an enlarged prostate. Does this or any other drug cause a problem with cataract treatment? .

Will i need to stop taking my prostate medication before surgery for my cataracts? I'll need cataract surgery in the coming year. I take flomax (tamsulosin) for an enlarged prostate. Does this or any other drug cause a problem with cataract treatment? 

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I : I agree---going off the medicine does not good. Just let your doctor know that you are on it and he can take the necessary operative precaustions during the surgery. Don't let this stop you from having the surgery that will improve your vision. ...Read more

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What is the effect of leucocyte 17800 in blood of a 65 year male allready suffering from low BP, Suger, Backpain,Kneepain, Gastric Enlarged Prostate.

What is the effect of leucocyte 17800 in blood of a 65 year male allready suffering from low BP, Suger, Backpain,Kneepain, Gastric Enlarged Prostate.

High leukocytes: A white cell count of 17.8 is high, and likely signals an underlying infection. As you mention, too, that you have sugar problems (?type 2 DM), infections can become more complicated. You have a number of reasons to discuss with your doctor asap to find the cause of the high white cells and, if an infection, start treatment asap. ...Read more

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Is there any natural way to shrink an enlarged prostate (due to older age)?

Is there any natural way to shrink an enlarged prostate (due to older age)?

Not really: There are some natural remedies for the prostate, but most prevent enlargement and in the studies done in the german literature have not been shown to actually shrink it. ...Read more

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I have enlarged prostate and prostatitis, im having same issues again 2 years later, could it be something more or is prostatitis reoccuring problem?

I have enlarged prostate and prostatitis, im having same issues again 2 years later, could it be something more or is prostatitis reoccuring problem?

Yes it tends to recu: Prostatitis is often a recurrent problem. But it is not serious. So find a good doctor who can check you and treat you as and when needed. Do not run around looking for a quick resolution.....it may keep going for sometime unless you are luck to have it resolve in it sown. ...Read more

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I have prostatic pain from time to time, my psa is about 5 since years and ecography shows only enlarged prostate, nothing else. What could it be?

Psa: There are several issues here. First, at your age, your psa is abnormal. Second prostatic ultrasound really is of no value in diagnosing prostatitis. Since the majority of early prostate cancer is typically symptomless, i suspect you may have chronic prostatitis. See a urologist for clarification. ...Read more

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I'm a 30 yr old male that had my first prostate exam i was told i had a grossly enlarged prostate had psa tst and all normal.I have a swollen left tes?

BPH: It could be benign prostatic hypertrophy (bph). Adenomatous growth usaually begins at the age of 30 years. By the age of 50 years 50% of the men will have bph. But it is better idea to rule out other causes especially in the setting of swollen testis. It is better to consult a urologist. ...Read more

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I am a 67 yr old male and have frequent night time urination this may be caused by an enlarged prostate. Is the any natural treatment for this?

I am a 67 yr old male and have frequent night time urination  this may be caused by an enlarged prostate. Is the any natural treatment for this?

BPH supplement: Get a medical eval including prostate exam, blood test (psa / bmp) and a urinalysis first to exclude illnesses other than enlarged prostate. Natural supplement for enlarged prostate include supplement such as saw palmetto and beta sterols. @drhtay. ...Read more

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Help please! is Cialis and viagra (sildenafil) treatment for enlarged prostate in 78 yr old?

Enlarged prostate: Cialis 5mg daily has been given approval for use with bph. There is no indication for viagra (sildenafil). ...Read more

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My father 56 yrs old, recent ultrasound shows enlarged prostate 36 gms. No residual urine.but he has slight difficulty in passing urine.

My father 56 yrs old, recent ultrasound shows enlarged prostate 36 gms. No residual urine.but he has slight difficulty in passing urine.

Enlarged prostate: Enlarged prostate could be due to BPH or prostate cancer or inflammation. PSA level may help especially if compared to previous level. Evaluation by a Urologist will be helpful in establishing diagnosis as well as management ...Read more

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95 yr old grandfather has enlarged prostate and PSA 30 (since 7 months) - does this definitely mean cancer (and mets) or could it be something else?

95 yr old grandfather has enlarged prostate and PSA 30 (since 7 months) - does this definitely mean cancer (and mets) or could it be something else?

Almost certainly: It is said that men have an almost 100% chance of having prostate cancer. Risk of prostate cancer increases with age, although grade tends 2B less with increased age. Bone pain can indicate that prostate cancer has spread to bone, i.e has metastasized. ...Read more

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Risk of prostate cancer and prescription for 69 yearold with enlarged prostate and psa going from 2 to 4 in last two years?

Risk of prostate cancer and prescription for 69 yearold with enlarged prostate and psa going from 2 to 4 in last two years?

Other factors: Am.UrolAss(AUA)&Nl.Comp.Ca.Netw(NCCN) say PSA velocity above 0.35ng/ml/yr should be biopsied.More recent data fr.Meml.Sl.Kett.(MSKCC):using those guidelines caused many unnecessary biopsies.Univ.ofCA Dr.Peter Carroll:PSA vel.is only a factor. Other factors to be considered:DRE,family hist..Space limited,so please talk to your urologist. See: www.cancer.gov/clinicaltrials/results/summary/2011/psa- ...Read more

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Dr. James Krick
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Prostate Gland Enlargement (Definition)

The prostate is located between the bladder and the penis in a male. An enlarged prostate refers to a gland that is abnormally large. This can cause an inability to urinate. An enlarged prostate is very common in older men. ...Read more