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Could my enlarged prostate be pinching my urethra?

Could my enlarged prostate be pinching my urethra?

Yes: That's why enlarged prostates can cause obstructive lower urinary tract symptoms like straining to void, incomplete emptying, etc. ...Read more

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Urethra (Definition)

The canal through which urine exits the bladder, discharging the urine externally. In men, it is about 20-cm long with a membranous, prostatic, bulbar, and pendulous segments ending at the glans penis; it gives passage to the spermatic fluid as well as urine. In the female, the urethra is about 4 cm long & in close relation with the anterior ...Read more


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Can an enlarged prostate cause e.D?

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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Do you think I could have an enlarged prostate if I am 30?

Do you think I could have an enlarged prostate if I am 30?

Possible: It is possible to have an enlarged prostate at age 30. Is there a family history of prostate disease or cancer? Urethral disorders may give some difficulty with voiding that are similar to prostate obstruction symptoms. You should be seen for a physical exam and urine studies. ...Read more

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Could a 16 year old male get an enlarged prostate?

Could a 16 year old male get an enlarged prostate?

Only if PROSTATITIS: 16 years old male can get inflammation of prostate cusing prostatitis which may cause some temporary enlargement of prostate but beningn prostatic hypertrophy occurs in men over the age of 50 and cancer of prostate is unlikely in a 16 years old male. ...Read more

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My semen doesn't shoot far at all. Could it be that I have an enlarged prostate?

My semen doesn't shoot far at all. Could it be that I have an enlarged prostate?

Aging: With aging process and coincident with prostate enlargement, there is often less seminal volume, ejaculatory force and trajectory and diminished sensation with orgasm. ...Read more

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What to do if I have many symptoms of enlarged prostate gland and i'm becoming worried. What could happen?

See urologist timely: Prostate size is not always linearly related with voiding symptoms. Voiding symptoms for a 34-y-o man may result from poor relaxation of bladder neck or urethral stricture. To detail & elaborate possible causes for troubling voiding in an individual young man, go to see a urologist for proper evaluation and Rx. 400-letter space and online discussion are not enough to detail, So, again, go to see.. ...Read more

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I have enlarged prostate and prostatitis, im having same issues again 2 years later, could it be something more or is prostatitis reoccuring problem?

I have enlarged prostate and prostatitis, im having same issues again 2 years later, could it be something more or is prostatitis reoccuring problem?

Yes it tends to recu: Prostatitis is often a recurrent problem. But it is not serious. So find a good doctor who can check you and treat you as and when needed. Do not run around looking for a quick resolution.....it may keep going for sometime unless you are luck to have it resolve in it sown. ...Read more

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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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Could I use a normal household item, or something from the hardware store, to shrink my enlarged prostate?

Never: There are no household items you can use to "shrink" the prostate gland. In fact, this would be very dangerous and can cause permanent damage. It is only treated with prescribed medications or surgery depending on the symptoms. See a urologist if you have difficulty with urination. ...Read more

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Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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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


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