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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. Heidi Fowler
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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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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

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Could an enlarged prostate cause painful ejaculation?

Could an enlarged prostate cause painful ejaculation?

ONLY IF PROSTATITIS: Benign prostatic hypertrophy does not cause painful ejaculation, but it can happen if the prostate enlargement is due to prostatitis. ...Read more

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Does an enlarged prostate usually indicate prostate cancer?

Does an enlarged prostate usually indicate prostate cancer?

NO: An enlarged prostate has nothing to do with prostate cancer. Prostate enlargement may lead to urinary problems, but the size of the prostate may not correlate with symptoms either. ...Read more

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Prostate enlargement symptoms?

Prostate enlargement symptoms?

Prostate enlargement: Benign enlargement may have no symptoms but when it does cause symptoms there is often difficulty emptying the bladder, incomplete emptying, slow stream, getting up at night to urinate. ...Read more

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What causes PSA levels to increase after prostate removal due to prostate gland enlargement (benign prostatic hyperplasia)?

What causes PSA levels to increase after prostate removal due to prostate gland enlargement (benign prostatic hyperplasia)?

Increased levels of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) in your blood can be a sign of prostate cancer: However, cancer is just one of several possible causes of increased PSA. Prostate tissue normally releases small amounts of PSA into your blood. When the prostate grows, PSA levels increase. When the entire prostate is removed, PSA levels fall close to zero. Most procedures used to treat an enlarged prostate remove only part of the prostate, which partially decreases PSA levels. After any enlarged prostate procedure, a number of factors can cause PSA levels to go up again. For example: Prostate cancer. , Recurrent benign prostate growth. , Inflammation of prostate tissue (prostatitis). . If you have increasing PSA levels after surgery for enlarged prostate, your doctor might recommend: A wait-and-see approach. , Medication. , Additional tests. ...Read more

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Enlarged prostrate symptoms?

Enlarged prostrate  symptoms?

Frequent urination: Hi! men typically experience urinary symptoms when the prostate is enlarged. BPH (benign prostatic hyper trophy) causes increase in urination, incomplete emptying of the bladder, dribbling, leaking, slow stream, hesitation upon starting urine. There are supplements like saw palmetto and lycopene, as well as prescription meds that can improve symptoms. ...Read more

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Causes of prostrate cancer?

Causes of prostrate cancer?

Many associations: There are many things that are associated with the decelopment of prostate cancer but no definite causes. There is such a thing as inheritable prostate cancer but it is a far less common variant. ...Read more

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Can BPH or enlarged prostate cause prostate cancer in the future?

Can BPH or enlarged prostate cause prostate cancer in the future?

Not actually cause: But these 2 keep company. Big prostates casuse bladder outlet symptoms (frequency, urgency, sleep interrupting need to pee), and this brings men in for checks, include psa. Depending on psa level and rate of change, biopsies are done. Perhaps many can be watched, but obstructive symptms need treatment. Finasteride can be used as a prosca preventitive and shrink prostate over time. ...Read more

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What causes prostate cancer?

What causes prostate cancer?

Here are some...: Every disease is a process of lifelong making of combining unmodifiable genetic factors & modifiable lifestyle over time, leading to altering cellular stability resulting in mutation. However the exact causes are still unclear although sex hormonal and nutritional imbalance has been speculated. More? Ask urologists timely. ...Read more

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What causes prostate cancer?

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What causes prostate cancer?

Prostate cancer: In brief, we do not know what cause prostate cancer but researchers found some risk factors that may lead to prostate cancer such as inherited DNA mutation of certain genes cause about 5% to 10% of prostate cancer and acquired DNA mutation of some genes also a risk factor and high level of some hormone such as testosterone or insulin-like growth factor-1 also is a risk factor for prostate cancer ...Read more

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What causes seminal vesicle enlargement?

What causes seminal vesicle enlargement?

Duct obstruction: Ejaculatory duct obstruction (EDO) is a congenital or acquired pathological condition which is characterized by the obstruction of one or both ejaculatory ducts. Thus, the efflux of (most constituents of) semen is not possible. It is a cause of male infertility and / or pelvic pain. This can cause enlargement of the seminal vesicles. See a urologist. ...Read more

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Is prostate enlargement painful?

Is prostate enlargement painful?

Usually not: You refer to urine flow which becomes more difficult in men as the prostate enlarges with age. It pushes on the urine outflow tract cause the symptoms of urgency, night frequency, slow and low flow and incomplete emptying of the bladder.It is uncomfortable, but no actual pain. Evaluation by your urologist to rule out cancer is needed. Meds to increase flow are available which can help. ...Read more

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Causes of prostate cancer?

Causes of prostate cancer?

Three Main Things: At this time, there are no known direct causes for prostate cancer. Three factors are known. As men age, the risk for prostate cancer increases. Race also plays a role in risk (aa > whites > asians). Men with a primary relative(father, brother) are at the most increased risk for developing the disease. At 40, a rectal exam and psa blood test are the best way to start screening. ...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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What causes liver enlargement?

What causes liver enlargement?

Are you drinking: not milk , the alcohol , drugs is the first thing doctors will ask if they find enlarged liver in 18 yr old number one cause , several others like infections of all types , poor nutrition tumors etc., If unchecked ( not corrected ) lead to serious consequences . ...Read more

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Testis cancer causes?

Testis cancer causes?

Dumb luck: A few rare genetic syndromes put you at risk and there's a slight family tendency. A make-no-sense article a few years back blaming exercise probably reflected reporting bias. If you have a cryptorchid testis and it's not been fixed when it should have been, the risk is much higher. White guys are at the greatest risk, no one knows why. ...Read more

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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