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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

Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. See: www.cancer.gov/clinicaltrials/results/summary/2011/psa-

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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