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What causes Enlarged prostate?

What causes Enlarged prostate?

DHT: Testosterone is converted to an active form Dihydrotestosterone in the prostate tissue by an enzyme , 5 alpha reductase. It is postulated this process leads to or causes prostate hypertrophy. ...Read more

Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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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


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What could cause enlarged prostate common in young boys?

What could cause enlarged prostate common in young boys?

Not aware of any: I suppose a kid can get an infection in his prostate(which might enlarge it), i'm not aware of condition affecting pre-pubertal males nor do I recall ever having read of one. A narrowed tract (xray) going through the area of the prostate in kids is more likely an abnormality of the pee channel, not enlargement of the prostate as would be seen in adults. ...Read more

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Can too much sex cause an enlarged prostate?

No: Prostate size tends to be a genetically determined factor. Irritation, sensation etc may be related to sexual activity, but size itself is independent of this. ...Read more

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Is there any effective natural treatments and / or diets for bladder retention caused by enlarged prostate and a "lazy"bladder.?

No: You should,if not already, be seen by urologist.Have you been advised to take meds already?You are giving a diagnosis so it sounds like you already were tested.There are no herbal meds for enlarged prostate that work. Good luck ...Read more

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I am a 67 yr old male and have frequent night time urination this may be caused by an enlarged prostate. Is the any natural treatment for this?

I am a 67 yr old male and have frequent night time urination  this may be caused by an enlarged prostate. Is the any natural treatment for this?

BPH supplement: Get a medical eval including prostate exam, blood test (psa / bmp) and a urinalysis first to exclude illnesses other than enlarged prostate. Natural supplement for enlarged prostate include supplement such as saw palmetto and beta sterols. @drhtay. ...Read more

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I have low-T and an enlarged prostate. Does Testosterone interact negatively with the prostate causing worsening of enlarged prostate symptoms?

I have low-T and an enlarged prostate. Does Testosterone interact negatively with the prostate causing worsening of enlarged prostate symptoms?

Flomax (tamsulosin) +T: That is a good question that is still being researched. From a recent article: "Androgen supplementation does not appear to increase the risk of BPH , further suggesting that factors other than androgens are involved in BPH pathologies." http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC317983/ http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17991536 ...Read more

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Can an enlarged prostate cause e.D?

Unlikely : In general, prostatic enlargement is unrelated to erectile dysfunction. The only connection is that the incidence of both increase with age. ...Read more

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Could enlarged prostate cause groin pain?

Could enlarged prostate cause groin pain?

No,...: Prostate-related pain is usually at perineum, penis, & lower back. Groin pain is usually related with backache as referring pain, hip joint disease, or inguinal hernia, or some disorders inside scrotum itself. But, generally speaking, prostate enlargement itself is painless. ...Read more

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Can enlarged prostate cause constipation?

Can enlarged prostate  cause constipation?

Should not: Benign prostate enlargement should not cause constipation. Follow with your urologist to make sure your prostate enlargement is benign. Also, see your primary care doc for constipation management. Unless you are checking for someone who is older, you are young for having enlarged prostate. Need seen to resolve both issues. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Michaels
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Prostate Gland Enlargement (Definition)

The prostate is located between the bladder and the penis in a male. An enlarged prostate refers to a gland that is abnormally large. This can cause an inability to urinate. An enlarged prostate is very common in older men. ...Read more