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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. Gary Pess
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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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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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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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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

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Could you tell me what are other treatments besides medication for enlarged prostate?

Could you tell me what are other treatments besides medication for enlarged prostate?

Operative treatments: Besides medications and other supplements, most urologists will treat refractory BPH with procedures such as microwave therapy, laser vaporization of the prostate, or transurethral resection of the prostate. ...Read more

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Could it be right that pumpkin seed can cure enlarged prostate, ?

Could it be right that pumpkin seed can cure enlarged prostate, ?

Yes It Is True: Pumpkin seeds contain compound called phytosterols which may help shrink enlarged prostate
they also contain chemical that may prevent some conversion of testosterone into dht (dihydrotestosterone).High level of Dht are associated with enlarged prostate
you need to consume 1oz of shelled pumpkin seeds three times a day. ...Read more

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Is there anything a young man can do to prevent having an enlarged prostate in the future?

No: Prostate enlargement is a normal occurence in men. It is hormonally controlled and cannot be delayed or prevented by diet or activity. There are medications available to help shrink the prostate but is reserved for older men who have urinary issues with known prostate enlargement. ...Read more

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What drugs for enlarged prostate do not conflict with simvastatin and metropolol?

What drugs for enlarged prostate do not conflict with simvastatin and metropolol?

Prescription: These medications should be prescribed by your doctor. In general, Alpha blockers in combination with beta blockers may cause low blood pressure. Otherwise no significant interactions with this group of medications, metoprolol and Simvastatin Finasteride is also an option. ...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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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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Risk of prostate cancer and prescription for 69 yearold with enlarged prostate and psa going from 2 to 4 in last two years?

Risk of prostate cancer and prescription for 69 yearold with enlarged prostate and psa going from 2 to 4 in last two years?

Other factors: Am. UrolAss (AUA)&Nl. Comp. Ca.Netw (NCCN) say PSA velocity above 0.35ng/ml/yr should be biopsied. More recent data fr. Meml. Sl.Kett. (MSKCC):using those guidelines caused many unnecessary biopsies. Univ. OfCA Dr. Peter Carroll:PSA vel. Is only a factor. Other factors to be considered:DRE, family hist. Space limited, so please talk to your urologist.
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www.cancer.gov/clinicaltrials/results/summary/2011/psa- ...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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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

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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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55 year old with an enlarged prostate?

55 year old with an enlarged prostate?

Starts sometimes: All prostates enlarge with age, and symptoms start when this happends. A 55 yo can have this and that is a common age for the start. As long as you have it evaluated, psa testing, manual examination and these are ok and you have tolerable symptoms: night urination, urgency, frequency - all not too bad, then you can live with it. Consult your urologist. ...Read more

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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 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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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?

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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What are the options for. Enlarged prostate?

What are the options for. Enlarged prostate?

BPH Options: Alpha-blockers are pills to relax the muscles around the prostate, quickly increasing flow and reducing bother. 5-α reductase pills will shrink the gland, but these work slowly. Several surgical options can remove the blockage, either with heat to shrink it or lasers/electricity to core it out or vaporize it.
Discuss your symptoms and bother with your doctor. Most patients try meds first. ...Read more

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Can too much sex cause an enlarged prostate?

No: Prostate size tends to be a genetically determined factor. Irritation, sensation etc may be related to sexual activity, but size itself is independent of this. ...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 are the symptoms of an enlarged prostate?

Dr. Alvin Lin Dr. Lin
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What are the symptoms of an enlarged prostate?

BPH: Check out http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/benign-prostatic-hyperplasia/basics/definition/con-20030812 for info regarding benign prostate hypertrophy/hyperplasia, not something we typically worry about in 28yo men. ...Read more

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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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Please tell me what can reduce enlarged prostate?

Please tell me what can reduce enlarged prostate?

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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Enlarged prostate now. Can I still have good sex?

Of course: Prostate enlargement may interfere with urinary flow and cause symptoms such as urgency and night urination, but it will not affect the psychological, hormonal and physical aspects of sexual function and ejaculation. If you are have some ed, then you might see your urologist to rule out other problems but you should be seeing him anyway for enlarged prostate. ...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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I have freuqent unrination from enlarged prostate?

I have freuqent unrination from enlarged prostate?

Quite possibly: These urinary symptoms are most commonly from an enlarged prostate, however cancer, bladder abnormalities, infections, and inflammatory conditions may also cause them. You should contact your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Please tell me what does an enlarged prostate mean?

Enlarged prostate: See a urologist (u) for treatment of enlargement of the prostate (p) gland that either can be benign or malignant. In prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and prostatic hypertrophy, prostate gland enlargement can cause urinary symptoms. Untreated p gland enlargement can block the flow of urine out of the bladder and can cause bladder, urinary tract or kidney problems. If malignant, see a u for treatment. ...Read more

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What to do if I might have enlarged prostate and dr?

Depends...: Having voiding symptoms doesn't mean having an enlarged prostate and vice versa. As to what would be reasonable Rx for troublesome voiding, it depends on the balance between clinical necessity and therapeutic possibility. So, ask Doc timely so to deduce what a man needs at the time and circumstance. ...Read more

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What can reduce the symptoms of an enlarged prostate?

Prostate: At 38 yrs of age, there are many other more likely possible explanations for voiding symptoms. You should see a urologist. BPH rarely occurs as early as 38. ...Read more

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How can one determine if they have an enlarged prostate?

How can one determine if they have an enlarged prostate?

Clinical or imaging.: A digital rectal exam by an experienced urologist is one way, though there is significant interobserver variability. The best way is by transrectal ultrasound (trus), where measurements can be made & volume calculated. This test is usually unnecessary as urinary obstruction is a clinical diagnosis, not completely related to size, and prostate medications are given to see if there is a response. ...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

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