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Can a cystoscopy detect an enlarged prostate gland?

Can a cystoscopy detect an enlarged prostate gland?

Yes: Cystoscopy is the test of choice for evaluating the bladder by visual examination. It can also visualize the inner part of the prostate (prostatic urethra) that lines the urethra. When there is enlargement, the degree of obstruction and the length of prostate can be measured. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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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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enlarged prostate/ luts, started flomax (tamsulosin) and proscar. 4 episododes of dark stained underwear. Urine test done. Is catscan and cystoscopy needed? . 6p

enlarged prostate/ luts, started flomax (tamsulosin) and proscar. 4 episododes of dark stained underwear. Urine test done. Is catscan and cystoscopy needed? . 6p

Possible prostatitis: An enlarged prostate with staining of underwear could be due to prostatitis. Is there discomfort on urination? What did the urine test show? Be sure to get a urinalysis with microscopic exam and a urine culture. Get a PSA test to rule out prostate cancer. If these don't give the answer, get a cystoscopy and possibly catscan.
Feel free to consult me on HealthTap if you want to discuss further. ...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?

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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How one can live with kidney cysts and enlarged prostate gland?

How one can live with kidney cysts and enlarged prostate gland?

BPH and Renal Cysts: Enlarged prostate (BPH) results from an increase number of cells in the gland. Medicines to shrink or relax the prostate are sufficient for many. Some require surgery.
Simple kidney cysts arise for unclear reasons but are harmless. When cysts are more complex or cause kidney dysfunction, evaluation and treatment, usually with close follow up, are critical.
Bph and cysts are common benign problems. ...Read more

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Please help! What is the better treatment for enlarged prostate gland?

Please help! What is the better treatment for enlarged prostate gland?

BPH treatments: The best treatment choice for you depends on several factors, including how much troublesome your symptoms are, the size of your prostate, other health conditions you may have, and your age. Drugs that can help reduce BPH are alpha-blockers, 5 Alpha reductase inhibitors or a combination of the the drug classes. Another newer treatment is with daily 5 mg doses of tadalafil. See a urologist ...Read more

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I have all symptoms of enlarged prostate gland, so what do you say about this. (had UTI but its no more) but still I have the symptoms.

I have all symptoms of enlarged prostate gland, so what do you say about this. (had UTI but its no more) but still I have the symptoms.

Urinary problems: At your age it would be unusual to have Prostatic Hypertrophy, but it is common to get a prostate infection or prostatitis. You need to see your doctor or a urologist. ...Read more

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Does an enlarged prostate gland necessarily lead to increased frequency of urination?

Does an enlarged prostate gland necessarily lead to increased frequency of urination?

No, not necessarily.: Though men with enlarged prostates tend to have more urinary symptoms, there is no clear correlation between prostate volume and urinary bother. Prostates increase in size because nodules of tissue within the prostate enlarge. If a nodule starts to block urine outflow, you can get urinary frequency even with a relatively small prostate. Some men with very large prostates have minimal bother. ...Read more

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enlarged prostate – no cancere history. Treated (8years) for Profuse bleeding with clots, why doctors will not remove gland? I live in torture.

enlarged prostate – no cancere history. Treated (8years) for Profuse bleeding with clots, why doctors will not remove gland? I live in torture.

More info: Hello, 8 yrs ago you were only 10.What were you bleeding from? Prostatectomy is never done at age 18.What are your symptoms now??? ...Read more

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Urinary retention from an enlarged prostate gland what are treatment choices?

Urinary retention from an enlarged prostate gland what are treatment choices?

Urinary retention: If you are currently in retention and can't pee at all, go to the er. Immediate treatment choices include a bladder catheter that stays in, or passing a catheter in and out a few times a day to empty. Chronic retention needs a urologic work up to determine cause - is it an obstructed bladder, or is the bladder not working? Treatment varies depending on the underlying cause. See your urologist! ...Read more

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My uncle just undergone TURP for enlarged prostate gland. Post surgery he has hypotonic bladder. Is it curable!? What is the treatment

My uncle just undergone TURP for enlarged prostate gland. Post surgery he has hypotonic bladder. Is it curable!? What is the treatment

Difficult problem: If recent there may still be recovery, the first step in treatment is a good evaluation, usually with urodynamic studies to determine if it is truly a weak bladder vs a persistent obstruction. If the bladder is weak, but he can void and does not experience repeat infections then it may be best to do nothing beyond behavioral strategies. The only real treatment is a catheter, preferably self-cath. ...Read more

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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?

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?

No point: Prostate biopsy is 2c if u have prostate cancer or not. Finesteride is used for benign symptomatic prostatic enlargement. May well be an option if prostate biopsy is negative. ...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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How do I shrink my enlarged prostate?

How do I shrink my enlarged prostate?

Medication.: The volume of an enlarge prostate can be reduced with medications called 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors, such as Finasteride and dutasteride. It may take a quite a long time, but the size of the prostate will decrease with treatment, as will episodes of urine obstruction. Although these medications are effective, patients that fail to improve with these medications may need a procedure. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have an enlarged prostate?

How do I know if I have an enlarged prostate?

By Symptoms/Check Up: Only way you will suspect you have enlarged prostate is if you have symptoms and get it checked by your doctor
symptoms are
1weak urinary stream
2need to urinate 2to3times/night
3strong and sudden urge to urinate
4straining to urinate
5slow or delayed start of urinary stream
6pain inurination/blood in urine
7incontenance
8inability to urinate
9dribbling at end of urine
and rectal digital exam bymd. ...Read more

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What is the best medication for enlarged prostate?

What is the best medication for enlarged prostate?

Nothing or pills: How bad are your symptoms? If you just get up once a night, avoiding drinking in the evening may be the answer. With more severe symptoms there are medicines, alpha blockers (flomax), reductase inhibitors (proscar) sometimes taken together. Cialis taken long term may help which by the way improves erectile dysfunction. Each patient is different. I recommend assessment by an experienced urologist ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: enlarged prostate?

What is the definition or description of: enlarged prostate?

Increase size: Besides increased size. Voiding symptoms in the male. ...Read more

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Need natural cures for enlarged prostate?

Need natural cures for enlarged prostate?

See Link: This article discusses lifestyle changes, saw plametto, pygeum africanum, and grass pollen in the treatment of enlarged prostate, as well as more conventional treatments. Http://www. Umm. Edu/altmed/articles/benign-prostatic-000018.htm. ...Read more

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Does ejaculating relieve enlarged prostate?

Does ejaculating relieve enlarged prostate?

BPH: Ejaculation has no relationship to prostate size. Prostatitis, on the other hand, is sometimes improved by frequent ejaculation. ...Read more

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If I have enlarged prostate would it show in bloodwork?

Prostate: No. Since you're in your twenties, BPH is not likely an issue. Prostate cancer also doesn't occur in your age group. The most likely cause of prostate symptoms in your age group is prostatitis. This is diagnosed by your history and a prostate exam. Antibiotics may be necessary. ...Read more

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What are the precautions taken with an enlarged prostate?

BPH: Prostatic enlargement should be evaluated by a physician when symptomatic. The mere size of the prostate is not as significant as the voiding and bladder symptoms it may cause. Prostate cancer doesn't know a size. ...Read more

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I have enlarged prostate and erectile disfunction problem. Any solutions?

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Many options. . .: While I can't vouch for india, in the states, Cialis (tadalafil) is approved for both erectile dysfunction & benign prostate enlargement. Or you could try more traditional options like Alpha blockers +/- blood pressure lowering abilities and/or 5 Alpha reductase inhibitors. Be sure to avoid early generation antihistamines as well as decongestants, common to allergy & cold meds. Of course, surgery. ...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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What are the treatments for Enlarged prostate?

What are the treatments for Enlarged prostate?

Here are some...: Enlarged prostate does not necessarily need treatment (Rx) & small prostate does still need Rx at times; the bottom line of treating prostate-related voiding disorders is to relieve symptoms, to protect bladder from irrecoverable damage, & to avoid back-up injury to kidneys. How? . ..with drugs to relax bladder opening and those to shrink prostate as needed, to surgical intervention with procedures ...Read more

Dr. James Krick
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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


Dr. Simon Kimm
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Cystoscopy (Definition)

Cystoscopy is a procedure where a small instrument called a cystoscope is inserted into the urethra and advanced into the bladder in order to visualize the ...Read more