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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have bph. Psa was 6.5. Biopsy was negative and showed no pre-cancerous cells. Psa dropped to 5.5 but urination is still slow. Will pomegranate help?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Enlarged prostate. Psa 11.9 ng/ml.Doctor advised for prostate biopsy. Can i take finasteride 5 mg tablets to shrink my prostate gland before biopsy ?
"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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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