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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

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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What are signs of an enlarged prostate?

What are signs of an enlarged prostate?

Digital rectal exam: Will detect enlarged prostate as well ultrasound. Symtoms R slow & weak urinary stream, urinary retention, frequent urination by day & night, incomplete bladder emptying. Enlargement can be confirmed cystoscopically. ...Read more

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What are the risk factors for Enlarged prostate?

What are the risk factors for Enlarged prostate?

See below: The greatest risk factor for enlarged prostate (aka BPH) is aging. ~50% of men by age 60 and 85% of men by age 85 have BPH and ~25-50% men in these age groups will have bothersome symptoms. Other risk factors include family history/genetics, ethnic background, obesity, lifestyle (poor diet and lack of exercise), and other heart disease risk factors: diabetes, HTN, high cholesterol, and tobacco use ...Read more

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What are the tests for Enlarged prostate?

What are the tests for Enlarged prostate?

Here are some...: Over time, the test for enlarged prostate has evolved & changed, evolving to be more accurate. Traditionally, it is by men's voiding symptoms, but proved to highly inaccurate & not linearly correlated. Then, by digital rectal exam(DRE), it is very examiner subjective - at best a rough estimate, but later refined & described by finger breath(FB),..; over the past 3 decades, by transrectal US - good ...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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Had cystoscop due to weak stream. Thought had stricture but ended up tight bladder neck. Dr said does not mean enlarged prostate. Can you explain?

Yes: It is tight bladder neck muscle.This often feels better with alpha blockers such as tamsulosin(trade name flomax) which are also commonly used for enlarged prostates in men older than yourself.Discuss with your doctor if no prescription was given.Good luck. ...Read more

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Waht can be use to treat enlarged prostate?

Waht can be use to treat enlarged prostate?

Depends on cause: Enlarged prostate due to infection is usually treated with antibiotics. If its due to benign prostatic hypertrophy, then medication such as flomax, (tamsulosin) or even surgery are used. If cancer is the reason for enlargement, surgery or radiation treatment are typically used. A urologist is the one to diagnose and treat these disorders. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What are the effects of a enlarged prostate?

What are the effects of a enlarged prostate?

Varies widely.: An enlarged prostate (BPH) may have no 'effects' or symptoms. Usually, BPH presents with urinary complaints: hesitancy, weak stream, increased urinary frequency & voiding at night, and sensation of incomplete voiding. With greater obstruction, there can be urine infections and incontinence. If you are experiencing these symptoms, see a urologist. ...Read more

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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

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