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Enlarged Prostate And Kegel Exercise
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
How are Kegel exercises going to stop urinary incontinence if I don't have a Prostate to support the urethea?
I had Prostate surgery on July 23rd. I am doing Kegel exercises, but still having urinary incontinence. Is that normal?
Doing the Kegel exercises to strengthen the bladder sphincter muscle after Prostate surgery, how long should it take until urinary incontinence stops?
Here are some...: Kegel exercise may help regain the strength & function of urinary sphincter but not the sole factor for restoring it; age, health, and resultant scar & injury to the sphincter together play an important role in the post-op u-incontinence. So, seek professional evaluation and counseling timely for individual details timely. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Could I use a normal household item, or something from the hardware store, to shrink my enlarged prostate?
Never: There are no household items you can use to "shrink" the prostate gland. In fact, this would be very dangerous and can cause permanent damage. It is only treated with prescribed medications or surgery depending on the symptoms. See a urologist if you have difficulty with urination. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
BPH Options: Alpha-blockers are pills to relax the muscles around the prostate, quickly increasing flow and reducing bother. 5-? 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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