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Does prostate size increase in prostatitis conditions?

Does prostate size increase in prostatitis conditions?

Yes: Prostatitis is an infection/inflammation of the prostate, and in such conditions, there is swelling and so the prostate may be enlarged. Resolution of the problem with treatment will decrease the swelling. ...Read more

Flaxseed (Definition)

The seed of the flax plant is very high in omega 3 fatty acids which are beneficial for health. They are most nutritious if 1-2 t are soaked in 2-4 t of water and blended into a drink or added into food. Ground flaxseeds are a nutritious source of fiber that can be added to food. They come as golden or brown. Their nutty taste make a delicious addition to foods ...Read more


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Ultrasound shows prostate size 28x44x52 mm & weight 32 gms with smooth edges. This I believe is above normal. What can I do to bring it back to normal?

Ultrasound shows prostate size 28x44x52 mm & weight 32 gms with smooth edges. This I believe is above normal. What can I do to bring it back to normal?

Enlarged prostate: IF your doc has diagnosed you w/enlarged prostate you can use a supplement called Saw Palmetto. Better yet get a product called ProstaThera or something similar that contains a blend of natural ingredients to help. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What is the normal size of prostate? Had kub us and the report shows normal prostate. Size is about 17 ml. Is it ok? Do I still have prostatitis?

What is the normal size of prostate? Had kub us and the report shows normal prostate. Size is about 17 ml. Is it ok? Do I still have prostatitis?

Size: Does not matter for cancer or prostatitis, usually diagnosed clinically with burning and urgency with a negative urine culture. Despite that, can. Be caused by bacteria, or simply irritated. A 25 gm prostate at your age is normal. Your doc needs to outline a plan rather than you sharing tid-bits of information. ...Read more

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My testicle size is (4.2*2.2*2.6) CM about (12.3) ml, prostate size is (13) ml, My age is 26. My dick length at erection11.3 cm, are they normal zise?

My testicle size is (4.2*2.2*2.6) CM about (12.3) ml, prostate size is (13) ml, My age is 26. My dick length at erection11.3 cm, are they normal zise?

That is pretty. ...: The size measurement of your testis, prostate, & penis is pretty "normal" to function either for pleasure or for reproduction although somewhat at their lower end of so-called normal range. Remember: the size alone doesn't matter and how they work for you does. In fact, you may ask the Doc ordering the tests directly and it would be more meaningful. Best wish. .. ...Read more

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Scan shows Prostatic Wt 19gms/ PVRU 28ml d/d PROSTATISM. 1)Is Prostate size is normal? 2)Is prostate lead to problem in voiding urine in this size? TY

Scan shows Prostatic Wt 19gms/ PVRU 28ml d/d PROSTATISM. 1)Is Prostate size is normal? 2)Is prostate lead to problem in voiding urine in this size? TY

Prostatism: An enlarged prostate may not cause any urinary problems unless the area around the bladder outlet is enlarged or swollen from inflammation. A urologist is best qualified to evaluate, advise and treat you. ...Read more

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Prostate size 48cc with nodule and PSA 7.2, pSA ratio21 what to do other than biopsy cause I'm afraid Of Biopsy complications, could be BPH or infectn?

Prostate size 48cc with nodule and PSA 7.2, pSA ratio21 what to do other than biopsy cause I'm afraid Of Biopsy complications, could be BPH or infectn?

Consider 4K Score: If concerned about complications, or just want to avoid biopsy, there is a blood test called the 4K Score Test which determines the probability or likelihood that a biopsy would find a life threatening prostate cancer (Gleason Score 7 or greater). However, the presence of a nodule with a significantly elevated PSA would usually warrant a biopsy. Without nodule and favorable ratio, 4K s good idea. ...Read more

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I have chronic prostatitis & had med for 45 days. Prostate size 17 ml. How long do I have to take alpha blockers? If I stop ab then I've pain in testis

Prostatitis: Prostatitis which persists beyond 4-6 weeks after initial therapy should be accurately characterizes as acute or chronic, bacterial or non-bacterial. These distinctions are important for prognosis and treatment. A urologist can help accurately characterize and appropriately treat your specific prostatitis. ...Read more

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3+ hematuria, dark yellow urine colour clears after drink a lot of water renal us clear no kidney stones prostate size normal no wbcs in urine?

Hematuria: Having blood in the urine is not normal. A ct scan of the pelvic will be needed and you need to see a urologist for further evaluation like a cystoscopy for direct visualization of the genitourinary tract. ...Read more

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Re: flaxseed. Is this true? Http://www. Prweb. Com/releases/2010/07/prweb4305864.Htm what is best science re: flaxseed and prostate cancer?

Re: flaxseed. Is this true? Http://www. Prweb. Com/releases/2010/07/prweb4305864.Htm what is best science re: flaxseed and prostate cancer?

Maybe: This article says flaxseed is bad for prostate cancer, and in fact it might be. If you search the medical literature (www. Pubmed. Com), you will find scientific studies showing that flaxseed oil inhibits prostate cancer, and studies showing flaxseed oil makes prostate cancer more aggressive. Like many health fads, we don't know. The best advice is to eat normal amounts of real healthy foods. ...Read more

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Years ago, a scientific paper suggested that flaxseed or flaxseed oil should not be consumed by men at risk for prostate cancer. What is recommended?

Years ago, a scientific paper suggested that flaxseed or flaxseed oil should not be consumed by men at risk for prostate cancer. What is recommended?

No scientificpaper: There is no scientific paper getting prostate cancer from flaxseed oil, you have to give, which paper. Flaxseed oil contains (suposed to) omega-3 and omga--6 fatty acids., take from there what ever benefits it has.. ...Read more

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I have read that flaxseed oil may cause prostate cancer in men, and can it help with the heart?

I have read that flaxseed oil may cause prostate cancer in men, and can it help with the heart?

Not exactly: Flaxseed is a natural estrogen, which may actually reduce the risk of prostate cancer growth. It is also rich in omega three fatty acids, which may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease when consumed for many years. ...Read more

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Does flaxseed oil cause prostate cancer? I have dry eyes and want to take flaxseed oil.

Does flaxseed oil cause prostate cancer? I have dry eyes and want to take flaxseed oil.

No: I would recommend fish oil for dry eye treatment and not flaxseed oil. You have to take a lot more flax seed oil to get the same amount of omega-3 fatty acids as compared to fish oil. ...Read more

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Was the adverse report connecting omega 3 to prostate cancer limited to fish oil based omega 3s or onega 3 in general, including that from flaxseed?

Was the adverse report connecting omega 3 to prostate cancer limited to fish oil based omega 3s or onega 3 in general, including that from flaxseed?

All Omega-3: This study looked at whether high bloodstream levels of certain vitamins were associated with a protective effect against developing prostate cancer. Patients with high levels of omega-3's were expected to have a lower rate of prostate cancer, but it was the opposite. In order to get to high levels, most people would be taking it as supplements. Eating flaxseed in your diet may not be a problem. ...Read more

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What are the odds that an orchiectomy will reduce the size of the prostate?

What are the odds that an orchiectomy will reduce the size of the prostate?

Not hich: If one of two testicles is removed, testosterone balance is generally maintained as is prostate volume. If both testicles are removed, then the prostate will shrink by 25-30% or so. ...Read more

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My father has metastatic prostate cancer located in his lungs. He had chemotherapy and the tumors reduced their sizes, but didn´t disappear. Any ideas?

My father has metastatic prostate cancer located in his lungs. He had chemotherapy and the tumors reduced their sizes, but didn´t disappear. Any ideas?

Treatment Responses: With Metastatic Prostate treated with chemotherapy (Hormonal treatment, Taxotere, etc) this is the usual response seen (partial response). It is rare that they will disappear all together (complete response). These treatment are well documented to make these men live longer then with no treatment or the older chemotherapies. The doctor can discuss with you what to expect with each new treatment. ...Read more

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Does consuming ground flaxseed increases fibroid size?

Does consuming ground flaxseed increases fibroid size?

Fibroid growth: Fibroid growth has no relation to food intake unless you are consuming large (very large) amount of phytosetrogens (plant based) found in edmame and soy based products. ...Read more

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Info-"whole flaxseed has natural enzyme inhibitors to prevent digestion. Milling or grinding does not reduce the inhibitors. Only sprouting helps".True?

Info-"whole flaxseed has natural enzyme inhibitors to prevent digestion. Milling or grinding does not reduce the inhibitors. Only sprouting helps".True?

Flax: A number of flax seed supplements make the above claim. As they are dietary supplements and not medications, the FDA has never evaluated them for accuracy or truth in advertising. ...Read more

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Might flaxseed oil aid in the control of electrical activity in the brain, thus helping to reduce seizures?

Might flaxseed oil aid in the control of electrical activity in the brain, thus helping to reduce seizures?

No: I do not this this is proven to work in any study that I know about. And since seizures can literally be fatal - I would ask your neurologist about this. ...Read more

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Prostate size is fine in ultrasound, uti treated with cipro, (ciprofloxacin)still minimal burning, abdominal pressure tight pant-belt causes prostatic discharge, help!

Prostate size is fine in ultrasound, uti treated with cipro, (ciprofloxacin)still minimal burning, abdominal pressure tight pant-belt causes prostatic discharge, help!

Direct these to. ..: Since, you already have a treating Doc so it would be most logical and beneficial for all to direct these concerns to your Doc at your next visit. Meanwhile, collect, bring, ask, and discuss all questions you may have in mind with Doc, who can help you more realistically than fishing/guessing online. Best wish... ...Read more

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Should I be worried if my prostate is twice the normal size?

Should I be worried if my prostate is twice the normal size?

No: Having an enlarged prostate is normal in the aging male patient. A males get older, the enlarged prostate will continue to become larger. The prostate can become 2 to 3 times the normal size and still be benign. This can lead to urinary symptoms which may be bothersome. A routine physical examination and blood test can detect if cancer is present. ...Read more

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What medication is prescribed for a prostate gland which is enlarged in size?

What medication is prescribed for a prostate gland which is enlarged in size?

Prostate: Generally the size of the prostate is not as significant as the presence of obstructive or irritative voiding symptoms. These can occur with various prostate sizes. Alpha blocker drugs improve symptoms by relaxing the prostate and 5-alpha reductase inhibitors work by shrinking the prostate. ...Read more

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Is there any option to reduce an enlarged prostate other than surgery?

Is there any option to reduce an enlarged prostate other than surgery?

Yes.: The volume of an enlarge prostate can be reduced with medications called 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors, such as Finasteride and dutasteride. It may take a quite a long time, but the size of the prostate will decrease with treatment, as will episodes of urine obstruction. Although these medications are effective, patients that fail to improve with these medications may need a procedure. ...Read more

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Prostate : is of normal size & echopattern, it shows echogenic concretions and I'm 45 years old?

Prostate : is of normal size & echopattern, it shows echogenic concretions and I'm 45 years old?

Here are some. ..: The value of prostate US is to know its size, shape, tissue texture & zoning, any obvious tumor so to perform biopsy to the suspicious spots accurately. But the indication for Ca-P by seeing hypoechoic lesion is not infallible. Seeing variable number of stones in it is common but carries no clinical significance to suspect prostatitis or Ca-P. More detail? Ask Doc timely. ...Read more

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If your prostate was operated on to decrease its size, is it possible to father a child afterwards?

If your prostate was operated on to decrease its size, is it possible to father a child afterwards?

Yes: If you don't ejaculate after a turp, you are still making ejaculate- it is just going "retrograde" into your bladder. A fertility expert can help extract the sperm so you can use it. ...Read more

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Do alchohol and spices contribute in increasing the size of prostate gland, or interfere in the effect of alfuzosin hydrochlride?

See below: Alcohol has no effect on prostate size. It may make you more likely to have dizziness when taking alfuzosin, but probably doesn't decrease it's effectiveness. Alcohol is a diuretic (it makes your kidneys produce more urine), so it will worsen your urinary symptoms such as frequency. Additionally, alcohol and spicy foods are bladder irritants that may cause you to have feelings of urgency. ...Read more

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I am a 27-year old guy. My ultrasound said I have normal-sized prostate with approx. Weight of 23grms. (4.38x2.87x3.54cm). What does it mean?

I am a 27-year old guy. My ultrasound said I have normal-sized prostate with approx. Weight of 23grms. (4.38x2.87x3.54cm). What does it mean?

Enlarged prostate: Causes symptoms such as frequent urination because it can constrict the urethra. It can also cause discomfort. The good news is that yours is of normal size. If your doc ordered an ultrasound you likely reported other symptoms. Stay w/him/her until they get get resolved. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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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