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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?

No: Short ans is no.Your fa-in-law's PSA density is 0.064(6.7 divided by 104)..We do biopsies if 0.15 or more assuming there are no suspicious nodules seen on u.sund or felt by digital exam. I am assuming that the 104 "grams" you refer to is "ccs" which is the volume on the sonogram.A 104 size prostate usually gives symptoms but I am sure this is addressed by his urologist.Hope this answ yr question ...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?

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?

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

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Dr. John Landi
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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