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Am I Too Young To Have Prostate Problems
Recently started to have to pee a lot more often especially at night. Only 55, so too young to have prostate problem?
Bladder outlet: See a urologist...Prime age for such symptoms. ...Read more
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
Relax and ...: The most preliminary evaluation for the prostate concern consists of detailed Hx focusing on quality, quantity, & sequence of events of all voiding symptoms, DRE(digital rectal exam), & urinalysis with/ without checking postvoid residual urine. The most dreadful part of it is DRE, which should be easy under the experienced finger. As a patient, just flex your hip in 90-degree position and relax. ...Read more
I am having difficulty urinating and am having to go offten. Went to my PC and I have no STD or uti. They said im too young for anytype of prostate problem. Im 32 by the way. I have to sit down when going and it takes forever to finish. Please help.
Could : Could be multiple different urologic conditions. Although you are young, it still may be the prostate. It could also be dysfunctional voiding, neurogenic bladder, primary bladder neck obstruction, or many other conditions. You should probably go see a urologist who specializes in voiding dysfunction. They can perform tests to measure your flow rate, post-void residual, and bladder function. ...Read more
Urinary issues.: The prostate surrounds the outflow of the bladder at the bladder neck. Because of this, symptoms of problems related to the prostate are usually urinary in nature. Enlargement can cause obstruction, characterized by weak or intermittent stream, hesitancy, straining, or incomplete voiding. Infections of the prostate present as urgency, frequency, and pain with urination. ...Read more
Here are some ...: First is to identify what problems that the prostate may cause you. Thereby, Doc may work with you and apply currently available knowledge, skill, technology, drug, common sense, & wisdom at reasonable time in reasonable way to reasonable patient, and see. In reality, Doc never cures anyone but help pts to modify their inside and outside environs for self-healing for optimal functional recovery. ...Read more
Here are some ...: No organ or tissue of a body is ever inactive, but always working to serve its duty coming to life. Likewise, prostate has always served as door guard to minimize UTI, as a "milk man" to nourish sperms,... But its different intensity of use may bring about some variation of disorders. These are the matter of common sense in life. So, "inactive" prostate in your sense will still get some problems.. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Aging affects the prostate in 2 ways: the prostate gets larger with age and older men have a higher incidence of prostate cancer. Testicular function and primarily testosterone production also decrease with age. Thus sexual function, desire and erectile function tends to decrease with age. This can be made worse if you are a smoker, diabetic or overweight. Patricio gargollo, pediatric urologist, . ...Read more
In blood or urine...: If you refer to blood tests we usually order psa in adults above age 50 ( which has been controversial )or before if symptomatic or if the dre(digital rectal examination) shows nodules, or enlarged or painful prostate. The urine analysis may be positive for infection or blood in cases of prostatitis. The pap ( prost. Acid phosphatase) is ordered in cases suspicious of prostate cancer. Others. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Huh?: Not sure what you mean. Quite unusual in a 19 year old. What would make you think that? ...Read more
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