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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? Go to ...Read more


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Describe the features of benign prostatic hyperplasia (b.P.H.).?

Describe the features of benign prostatic hyperplasia (b.P.H.).?

Obstruction of urine: It involves enlargement of prostatic stromal and epithelial cells, resulting in the formation of large, discrete nodules in the area of prostate surrounding the urethra. When sufficiently large, the nodules compress the urethra causing partial, or sometimes complete, blockage of the urethra, making one unable to void. It leads to symptoms of hesitancy, strain, urgency, frequent and painful voiding. ...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 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 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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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 is the treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia?

What is the treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia?

Varies.: To shrink the prostate, drugs like Finasteride are used. To improve sx and increase urine flow, alpha-agonists like doxazosin and Flomax (tamsulosin) are used. These drugs have an antihypertensive effect, so start on low doses and work up. There are of courseurologic procedures, but most people are started on these medications. An exam of the prostate, psa, and prostate ultraound are frequently obtained. ...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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Can benign prostatic hyperplasia be cured without without surgery and lifelong medication?

Not even with: surgery and medication. Surgery and medication will control some of the symptoms of BPH, but the changes in the prostate gland persist, i.e., there is no cure. ...Read more

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Ideas? What medicine to take for bph (benign prostatic hyperplasia)?

Ideas? What medicine to take for bph (benign prostatic hyperplasia)?

Alpha blockers: The initial treatment typically is a class of drugs known as Alpha blockers. ...Read more

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What can I do about possible treatments for benign prostatic hyperplasia?

Many options: Treatment with medications, surgery and other approaches for improving urine flow are discussed in the information given in this site. There are multiple types of medications as well as multiple varieties of invasive treatments.
http://kidney. Niddk. Nih. Gov/kudiseases/pubs/prostateenlargement/. ...Read more

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I have benign prostatic hyperplasia. Can taking Claritin (loratadine) aggravate my symptoms?

I have benign prostatic hyperplasia. Can taking Claritin (loratadine) aggravate my symptoms?

Yes.: Claritin (loratadine) has an anticholinergic effect on nerves like most antihistamines. It is middle of the road in anticholinergic effect. This can cause worsening BPH symptoms. Talk to your doctor about changing to an antihistamine with no anticholinergic effect such as Cetirizine (zyrtec) or fenofexadine (allegra), . ...Read more

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How do antihistamines make benign prostatic hyperplasia worse?

How do antihistamines make benign prostatic hyperplasia worse?

Antihistamines: Antihistamines decreases the ability of the bladder muscle to contract. As a result, if you have an enlarged prostate causing obstruction, it would make it twice as difficult to urinate. ...Read more

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Began experiencing benign-prostatic-hyperplasia symptoms about time started effexor (venlafaxine). Worse as dose increased (150 mg now). Side-effect or coincidence?

Began experiencing benign-prostatic-hyperplasia symptoms about time started effexor (venlafaxine). Worse as dose increased (150 mg now). Side-effect or coincidence?

Depends: Urinary symptoms are not typical side effects of effexor (venlafaxine). It is possible that the symptoms that concern you may be related to Effexor (venlafaxine) but obstructive and irritative voiding symptoms are not common side effects of this drug. ...Read more

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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

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Coud there be another treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia (bph) besides doxazosin and flomax (tamsulosin)?

Coud there be another treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia (bph) besides doxazosin and flomax (tamsulosin)?

BPH: Treatments for BPH fall into two categories; medical and surgical. Medical therapy includes Alpha blocker medications to improve urine flow and 5-alpha reductase inhibitors to shrink the gland. The surgical options include thermal or laser destruction of prostatic tissue or transurthral resection of prostaic tissue (turp). The "best" treatment is a very individual thing. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of benign prostatic hypertrophy bph?

What are the symptoms of benign prostatic hypertrophy bph?

Frequent urination: Frequent urination, increased urgency of urination, dribbling after urination, decreased urinary flow, and lower volume of voiding are all common symptoms. ...Read more

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What is a successful cure for mild bph, benign prostatic hypertrophy?

What is a successful cure for mild bph, benign prostatic hypertrophy?

Here are some. ..: No cure has ever existed, but just apply current available knowledge, skill, technology, drug, common sense, and a tad of wisdom at reasonable time in reasonable way so to allow the body to function to its best with its own residual strength. How? Healthy lifestyle without overindulgence & obsession is the must leading to self preservation so to slow down the pace of inevitable aging; so is BPH. ...Read more

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Why does the prostate get larger in bph?

Hormones: Prostate enlargement is a normal process of aging in men. It is under the control of hormones (testosterone, dht) and genetics. The degree of enlargement is variable from person to person and the symptoms it produces is highly variable from person to person, even if they have the same size prostate gland. ...Read more

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What food or exercise can help prostate bph?

What food or exercise can help prostate bph?

Try these: The University of Maryland reports that a diet with fruits and vegetables rich in beta carotene and vitamin C, and increasing healthy fats like omega-3, can help protect against benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH). ...Read more

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What work best to treat prostate enlargement (bph). How long to be treated.?

What work best to treat prostate enlargement (bph). How long to be treated.?

BPH: Treatments for BPH fall into two categories; medical and surgical. Medical therapy includes Alpha blocker medications to improve urine flow and 5-alpha reductase inhibitors to shrink the gland. The surgical options include thermal or laser destruction of prostatic tissue or transurthral resection of prostaic tissue (turp). The "best" treatment is a very individual thing. ...Read more

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Has anyone ever tried to help BPH (inflamed prostate) by icing between thighs?

Has anyone ever tried to help BPH (inflamed prostate) by icing between thighs?

Unlikely but may try: To clarify, BPH is enlargement of the prostate without inflammation. Nodules of tissue increase in size, usually with age, and can cause urinary symptoms such as urgency and frequency. Ice will not help this condition. In prostatitis, the prostate is inflamed, usually by infection. Burning and discomfort is common. Ice might make it feel better, but will not affect the course. Seek evaluation. ...Read more

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Can hard prostate be caused due to BPH. The US G says homogeneous echo texture?

Biopsy: A hard prostate should be biopsied regardless what the ultrasound says. PSA blood test should be done. You are 55.Good luck. ...Read more

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Any good home remedy for BPH or enlarged prostate?

No: BPH is benign swelling of the prostate gland as a man ages. It is under hormonal control and will continue to enlarge over time. If urinary symptoms arise, then treatment options inlcude observtaion, medical therapy, or surgery. There are no home remedies once can take to stop or prevent the enlargement. See your urologist if symptoms persist or bothersome. ...Read more

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Prostate enlargment bph. Do I see urologist for help?

BPH: Being the urologist I would personally you start with us, but your primary care may be a alternative. Make sure a rectal exam, urinalysis, and psa are done before initiating treatment. Alpha blockers such as flomax, uroxatrol, or rapaflo (silodosin) are good starting points. ...Read more

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Any BPH prostate medications other than flomax (tamsulosin)?

Any BPH prostate medications other than flomax (tamsulosin)?

Yes.: Flomax (tamsulosin) is part of a family of drugs called alpha-blockers that relax the smooth muscle of the prostate and bladder neck, improving urine flow & symptoms. Other drugs in this group are terazosin, doxazosin, alfuzosin, & silodosin. Another family of drugs for BPH are 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors, such as Finasteride and dutasteride. These shrink the prostate and reduce episodes of urine retention. ...Read more

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Which guidlines are best followed for the treatment of BPH / prostate enlargement?

Which guidlines are best followed for the treatment of BPH / prostate enlargement?

The AUA: The american urological association (aua) publishes guidelines on the treatment of BPH which are updated periodically. The web address is auanet dot org. ...Read more

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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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


Dr. Michael Michaels
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Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (Definition)

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 ...Read more