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Dr. James Krick
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Bph (Definition)

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


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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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I used to have large constipation. After eating meal, I have a little constipation. I'm afraid that I have enlarged prostate and it block my rectum. ?

I used to have large constipation. After eating meal, I have a little constipation. I'm afraid that I have enlarged prostate and it block my rectum. ?

Probably not, but...: Does your large or little constipation mean long or short in its duration? Generally speaking, someone at 25 is less likely to have an enlarged prostate causing rectal blockage. To verify your concern, going to see urologist who will solve your fear with fact, not with speculation or imagination after good history, proper digital rectal exam (dre) with or without ua or other tests. ...Read more

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What causes the male problem called bph?

What causes the male problem called bph?

BPH: Natural growth/enlargement of the prostate. Often under the influence of testosterone. ...Read more

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Is daily masturbation may cause bph?

Is daily masturbation may cause bph?

Here are some ...: Over the past 4+ decades, I have never heard or read anything linking BPH with masturbation. Would this concern deter men from sex or masturbation? Probably not. So, I would throw this concern out of the window and continue living a realistic life with healthy lifestyle without over indulgence and obsession. Best wish ... ...Read more

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Can hard prostate be caused due to BPH. the US G says homogeneous echo texture ?

Can hard prostate  be caused due to BPH. the US G says homogeneous echo texture ?

Biopsy: A hard prostate should be biopsied regardless what the ultrasound says. PSA blood test should be done.You are 55.Good luck. ...Read more

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Does dhea cause bph?

Does dhea cause bph?

Probably not...: Dhea probably exerts no practical effect to induce BPH according to available information. Detail? To http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pmc/articles/pmc2667103/ ...Read more

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Can air travel cause urinary retension with bph?

Can air travel cause urinary retension with bph?

Here are some ...: BPH symptoms would not be exaggerated by air travel, but holding urine too long from being afraid to bother neighboring traveler or annoying with inflight inconvenience will lead to urinary retention. So, adjust water and caffeine-related beverages, and go to bathroom to pee like you would do at home; of course, continue taking its related drugs as prescribed. Best wishes ... ...Read more

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Can the use of allopurinol cause bph? How is it cured?

Can the use of allopurinol cause bph? How is it cured?

Allopurinol is OK.: Allopurinol does not cause or aggravate bph. BPH may be treated with medications that help to shrink the prostate or eventually with surgery. ...Read more

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Is it possible for medication for BPH and enlarged prostate to cause a decrease in sexual interest and reduce erections?

Is it possible for medication for BPH and enlarged prostate to cause a decrease in sexual interest and reduce erections?

Yes: Decreased sexual interest and reduced erections are side effects of both alpha blockers(such as flomax)and 5 alpha-reductase inhibitors(such as proscar). ...Read more

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Is it possible to reverse BPH permanently,as I have tried with no success,dont take meds because of impotence they cause me?MANY THANX

BPH treatment: It is unlikely that the problems associated with BPH, the enlargement of the prostate, will change without medication. BPH is common and occurs as men age. Speak with your doctor about possible treatment options, many of these medications do not cause impotence in every patient and maybe you could benefit from a different medication than you have tried. ...Read more

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What causes bph?

What causes bph?

Androgen receptors: Benign prostate hyperplasia is a benign enlargement of prostate gland, possibly due to increased stimulation of gland receptors by active metabolites of androgens. Treatments are available to block theses receptors. ...Read more

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What cause the decreased of testosterone level in bph?

What cause the decreased of testosterone level in bph?

BPH does: Not cause a decrease in testosterone, that is due to a problem in the pathway from the brain through the pituitary to the testicle, not in the prostate. ...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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Can masturbating too often (for years on end) cause stress incontinence and/or BPH? I know I have the first one and I suspect the second.

Can masturbating too often (for years on end) cause stress incontinence and/or BPH? I know I have the first one and I suspect the second.

No such relationship: Masturbating is not harmful and has no long term harms like you have listed. If you have problems with urine control you have to look for another cause. if it is bothersome, you should seek advice from a urologist. ...Read more

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Could the large vein on the top of my penis be caused by bph?

Could the large vein on the top of my penis be caused by bph?

No: That vein is the dorsal penile vein and is normal in all men and not caused by a disease process. ...Read more

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Is BPH caused by poor hygiene around the genitals? Is BPH just nonbacterial prostatitis?

No: BPH is not cause by poor hygeine or inflammation.It is a fibro-adeno-myoma. In simple layman terms it would be fair to call it a"benign growth" of the gland. ...Read more

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I was suffering from BPH since 1 year with no improvement by taking antibiotics.Symptoms magically improved by taking flomax (tamsulosin)? Will it cure the cause?

I was suffering from BPH since 1 year with no improvement by taking antibiotics.Symptoms magically improved by taking flomax (tamsulosin)? Will it cure the cause?

No: I'm happy the Flomax (tamsulosin) did the trick. It helps by relaxing a type of muscle by blocking some of the nerves. It has no effect on the size of the prostate although there are other meds that may shrink it. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Michaels
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Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (Definition)

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (hypertrophy) is an enlargement of the prostate gland in males that can constrict the male urethra leading to retention of urine, feelings of urgency, etc. If severe enough, it can be treated with ...Read more


Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Constipation (Definition)

Constipation is difficulty passing ...Read more