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How can you distinguish between prostate cancer and benign prostatic hyperplasia?

How can you distinguish between prostate cancer and benign prostatic hyperplasia?

Can't: for the most part, prostate cancer has no real symptoms. Many people with benign enlargement of the prostate develop prostate cancer and many people without enlargement of the prostate also develop prostate cancer. your best defense is to see a urologist and have annual examination and PSA screening. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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Can BPH or enlarged prostate cause prostate cancer in the future?

Can BPH or enlarged prostate cause prostate cancer in the future?

Not actually cause: But these 2 keep company. Big prostates casuse bladder outlet symptoms (frequency, urgency, sleep interrupting need to pee), and this brings men in for checks, include psa. Depending on psa level and rate of change, biopsies are done. Perhaps many can be watched, but obstructive symptms need treatment. Finasteride can be used as a prosca preventitive and shrink prostate over time. ...Read more

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Can an ultrasound tell if it is a prostate cancer or just an enlraged prostate BPH and can BPH turn to cancer in 1 and a half year?

Can an ultrasound tell if it is a prostate cancer or just an enlraged prostate BPH and can BPH turn to cancer in 1 and a half year?

No and Possibly: A prostate biopsy is the most definitive way to distinguish BPH from cancer of the prostate. BPH doesn't "turn into cancer" but cancer can develop alongside bph. ...Read more

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What is the best medicine to take for benign prostatic hyperplasia?

What is the best medicine to take for benign prostatic hyperplasia?

Depends!: Best medicine always depends upon you: if you can't afford it, then it's no good to you. If you won't take it, it's no good. If you can't tolerate side effects, it's no good. Options for BPH include Alpha blockers (+/- BP lowering properties), 5ari (shrink prostate & lower psa), and now daily cialis, too. Talk to your family doc to figure out what's best for you. ...Read more

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What all could be the potential causes for benign prostatic hyperplasia in young men?

What all could be the potential causes for benign prostatic hyperplasia in young men?

Very unusual: I don't know the cause of BPH in a younger male but it is extremely rare in younger men. Its pretty much a normal finding in elderly men. ...Read more

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What can I do and not do if I have benign prostatic hyperplasia?

What can I do and not do if I have benign prostatic hyperplasia?

For BPH,: ...The most important thing to do is to work with a urologist to assess your symptoms & level of urinary bother. If you have no symptoms or bother, there is little that must be done. If you have significant bother or complications from bph, treatment with medication or even surgery is indicated. You should also minimize things that worsen symptoms, such as caffeine and late night fluid intake. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: benign prostatic hyperplasia?

What is the definition or description of: benign prostatic hyperplasia?

BPH: Benign prostatic hyperplasia (hypertrophy) is an enlargement of the prostate gland in males that can constrict the male urethra leading to retention of urine, feelings of urgency, etc. If severe enough, it can be treated with some medications or surgery. ...Read more

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How is benign prostatic hyperplasia diagnosed by digital rectal examination?

How is benign prostatic hyperplasia diagnosed by digital rectal examination?

Consistency: Benign enlargement the gland gets enlarged almost 3 finger size, may not able to reach upper end of prostate, the central grove will disappears, consistency is not hard like malignancy, your urologist is an expert who has knowledge to distinguish from other conditions, finally if needed will do a biopsy to rule out cancer. ...Read more

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Can we use neostigmin in benign prostatic hyperplasia?Or what is the newest drug for bph?

Can we use neostigmin in benign prostatic hyperplasia?Or what is the newest drug for bph?

Not for BPH: Neostigmine is often used to treat neuromuscular disease such as myasthenia gravis--and has many side effects. It is not for bph. There hasn't been new drug lately for bph, last one was rapaflo (silodosin) (approved 2008) and combo of older meds (jalyn-2010), and Cialis (2012) as an adjunct treatment for bph. I certainly hope you don't have BPH at age 21. Consult doc if you have concern/problem. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Moez Khorsandi
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Prostate Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a new growth of any tissue with an ability to spread - metastasize - along blood vessels and lymphatic channels to near or far sites of the body with never-ending aggressiveness until the host succumbs to death by it or other related problems. Prostate cancer is one of them ranked as #2 cancer (after skin cancer) and & #2 cancer death (after lung cancer). 1 in 6-7 men in ...Read more


Dr. James Krick
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Bph (Definition)

BPH is abbrev of benign prostate hyperplasia, which is a general, confusing, clinical term for men's trouble to void although it is a pathological term to describe microscopic increase in number & size of glandular cells in the prostate, starting as early as age 30. For better use, LUTS is proposed to replace BPH. More? ...Read more