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Is It Safe For Me To Have A Colonoscopy If I Have An Enlarged Prostate
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
Yes: Yes, it's safe as long as the doctor is aware of this and so can navigate the scope around it. ...Read more
I have a bladder infection is it safe (not really a question of advisability) to have sex. If it is relevant, I am female and have taken antibiotics.
Yes: If you really, really, really want a tattoo in that area you will have to find an artist who is comfortable doing the work. Ganglions are below the skin so the artist will not puncture them in routine tattooing. ...Read more
If you have: Bleeding, or a family history, colonoscopy might be indicated. If you are just worried, a stool test can detect secret blood (guaiac), and that would be an indicator to get colonoscopy if positive. These stool tests are cheap and helpful, but endoscopy is expensive and not a casual test. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hello, I am wondering if you can tell me if it is possible for a bladder or kidney infection to cause an abnormal pap?
I wanted to find out why my epiglottis is suddenly visible. Should it be a cause for concern? I am an adult.
Had a urologist give me a digital rectal exam and I have an inflamed prostrate. He just told me it will get better and take acidophilus, is this true?
Congestion: The urologist probably felt that your prostate gland was congested rather than infected. If the gland was infected a course of antibiotics would be indicated. Acidophilis shouldn't harm you. Sitting in a tub of warm water is soothing, also. ...Read more
My wife (31) has been advised to have a hysterectomy following a uso which revealed ovarian cancer. Is it safe to try to have a baby before? Ty
I have had pleurisy for a year but no doctor can find a cause. What should I do? It is getting worse
Stay in touch: Stay in touch with your treating doctor. There are causes of chronic pleurisy - have they been ruled out? For example, lupus comes to mind. Non-steroidals such as high dose Ibuprofen is the mainstay of treatment but actual steroids (like prednisone) are sometimes used. Colchicine has been helpful for chronic pericarditis and may be tried for pleurisy. Immunosuppressive drugs may be needed. ...Read more
Sometimes: Not all radiographic testing is 100% diagnostic. Sometimes you need additional testing to see areas of the breast more clearly. I would discuss this with your physician if they fell that the ultrasound is necessary. If it was me, i would want everything possible to do a full evaluation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a small urachal cyst. Seeing doc in 3 days for it. It is not causing me pain or fever. Is it ok for me to have a few beers tonight?
Yes, it: won't affect the urachal cyst at all. ...Read more
The doctor at the hospital suggested I see a gynecologist because he thinks I may have PID but I am a virgin. Is that possible?
Yes it is: Acute and Chronic Salpingitis (PID) can occur without intercourse. For example TB induced infection, more common outside of the United States. ...Read more
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
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