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Do I have to have a biopsy before I have surgery for bph?

Do I have to have a biopsy before I have surgery for bph?

Typically no....: A prostate biopsy would often be performed to help rule out the possibility of prostate cancer in a patient with an elevated psa. Surgery for BPH might be indicated if signs of urinary obstruction were present. Your urologist would be able to clarify your particular situation. ...Read more

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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? ...Read more


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Psa up from 7 (avg.) to 11 on consecutive tests. Fpsa estimated at <10%. Two negative biopsies (2005 & 2009). Prostate @68g & bph. Now what?

Psa up from 7 (avg.) to 11 on consecutive tests.  Fpsa estimated at <10%.  Two negative biopsies (2005 & 2009).  Prostate @68g & bph. Now what?

Elevated PSA: Now the specialists may disagree, but my advice as a family physician is that the most common cause of mildly elevated psa is benign prostatic hypertrophy. In 2011 the United States preventive services task force advocated against any kind of routine psa screening. With 2 negative biopsies, i wouldn't do anything more than check your psa once a year and see a urologist if it goes over 20. ...Read more

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Cardiac n sugar patient, under treatment for BPH, PSA upto 3 yrs ago was normal. Now PSA-100. Whether biopsy is advisable n future course of action.

Cardiac n sugar patient, under treatment for BPH, PSA upto 3 yrs ago was normal. Now PSA-100. Whether biopsy is advisable n future course of action.

Likely Prostate canc: Once PSA level is over 20 ng, it is almost certain to be due to prostate Cancer. Biopsy is done to confirm(100) that you have Prostate cancer so that you can be placed on some sort of medical or surgical treatment. You need to consult a Urologist for further guidance. ...Read more

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My boyfriend is 56yrs old has an enlarged prostate he had a biopsy done and was negative for cancer or infection he had surgery to shrink it. Psa 17?

My boyfriend is 56yrs old has an enlarged prostate he had a biopsy done and was negative for cancer or infection he had surgery to shrink it. Psa 17?

Not correct info: 56 yr old has pas 17 , biopsy negative for malignant tumour, most likely surgery is done for obstruction due to benign prostatic enlargement. Psa levels not always due to cancer of prostate other conditions will also elevate. ...Read more

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My father-in-law had a recent ultrasound of prostate and psa test. His ultrasound showed enlarged prostate 104grams and psa 6.7. Is biopsy needed?

My father-in-law had a recent ultrasound of prostate and psa test. His ultrasound showed enlarged prostate 104grams and psa 6.7. Is biopsy needed?

Much debate keeps on: Before diving into prostate biopsy, the specific info on age, medical background, family history, finding of digital rectal exam (DRE) on prostate, urinalysis, etc. over time would be helpful. To gain a glimpse on much conflicting studies, confusion, and debate on how to use PSA and decide when to biopsy, take time & patience to review articles listed in http://formefirst.com/FreeInfoProstate.html ...Read more

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What are the tests for bph?

See below: Physical exam, urinalysis, flow rate and post-void residual. Serum creatinine and psa can be considered depending on the situation. ...Read more

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Does dhea cause bph?

Does dhea cause bph?

Probably not...: Dhea probably exerts no practical effect to induce BPH according to available information. Detail? To http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pmc/articles/pmc2667103/ ...Read more

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Role of tadalafil in bph?

Role of tadalafil in bph?

Meant for erectile: Dysfunction! can lower bp- see your pcp for further answers to this question. ...Read more

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Will semen come out if bph?

Will semen come out if bph?

Maybe: Sometimes the prostate enlarges to the point where it pinches off semen flow. More often, BPH medicines cause lack of ejaculation. ...Read more

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Is there a permanent cure for bph?

"Simple" Prostatect.: To stop BPH permanently, the entire prostate does not actually need to be removed. Removeal of just the inner portion of the prostate, known as the adenoma, is a permanent cure. This operation, known as "suprapubic" or "simple" "prostatectomy, " which is quite different than "radical prostatectomy, " unlike the cancer operation, this does not have a high risk of ed or incontinence. ...Read more

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Can diabetes mike BPH symptoms worse?

Can diabetes mike BPH symptoms worse?

Yes and no: Diabetes can result in poor functionong bladdre which may aggravate problems from bph. These can be silent and dangerous. ...Read more

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How do complementary doctors treat bph?

BPH natural remedies: There are many herbs and natural remedies that may help improve symptoms of bph. Most are based in the saw palmetto. Pumpkin seeds, corn silkian, soy, tomatoes, watermelon seeds, stinging nettle ( in europe) http://tlc.Howstuffworks.Com/family/home-remedies-for-prostate-problems.Htm. ...Read more

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Are BPH and prostatitis the same thing?

Are BPH and prostatitis the same thing?

No: BPH means benign prostatic hyperplasia. This is the enlargement of the prostate that most men experience with age. Prostatitis is inflammation or infection of the prostate gland. ...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 causes the male problem called bph?

BPH: Natural growth/enlargement of the prostate. Often under the influence of testosterone. ...Read more

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Do BPH meds conflict with those for cardio?

Do BPH meds conflict with those for cardio?

Would have to know: Would have to know specifics. What medications and what dosages ...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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Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Biopsy (Definition)

Biopsy is tissue removed by needle or cutting to remove part of a body part. It is usually a small amount of material that is processed by a pathologist. Most of the time it is stained and looked at through a microscope to arrive at a diagnosis. Special processes are done for some tissues or problems. The purpose is to tell what the problem is (diagnosis). ...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