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Doctor insights on: Enlarged Prostate And Masterbation Good Or Bad

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Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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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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Can you have chronic prostitis without an enlarged prostate? Comes and goes and seems to be triggered by masterbation/sex. Urologist found nothing.

Can you have chronic prostitis without an enlarged prostate? Comes and goes and seems to be triggered by masterbation/sex. Urologist found nothing.

Here are some...: Glad you self-identified the sequence of events; so, moderate the frequency of sex and masturbation, and see what may evolve over time. Chronic prostatitis has been overused, misused, and even abused as the diagnosis for voiding symptoms in some men without confirmative evidence but by symptoms alone. Note: Prostate size is not always proportional to the degree of voiding symptoms. So, see urology ...Read more

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Is constant ejaculation bad for enlarged prostate?

No: Because of the many contradictory beliefs and popular lore regarding masturbation and ejaculation and the absence of good, reproducible, scientific evidence, there is much confusion. In general, the body is very good at self-regulating its glands and it is likely that too little or too much ejaculation (however one defines these) has any significant beneficial or adverse effect on the prostate. ...Read more

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Is frequent ejaculation good for enlarged prostate?

Reduce risk of cance: It does not help with enlarged prostate but studies have shown that it reduces the risk of prostate cancer. ...Read more

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Enlarged prostate now. Can I still have good sex?

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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Is it bad to drink too much water when you have an enlarged prostate?

Is it bad to drink too much water when you have an enlarged prostate?

Not necessarily: No it's not bad. Drinking lots of water is good for your body but the bad part of having a large prostate is you may have issues with needing to go urinate more often and more often at night with more fluid intake. ...Read more

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Any good home remedy for BPH or enlarged prostate?

No: BPH is benign swelling of the prostate gland as a man ages. It is under hormonal control and will continue to enlarge over time. If urinary symptoms arise, then treatment options inlcude observtaion, medical therapy, or surgery. There are no home remedies once can take to stop or prevent the enlargement. See your urologist if symptoms persist or bothersome. ...Read more

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Was on flomax (tamsulosin) for bph. Is a mix of saw palmetto. 320mg and bets-sitosterol 100mg, pumpkin seed, corn silk, pygeum a good mix for enlarged prostate?

Was on flomax (tamsulosin) for bph. Is a mix of saw palmetto. 320mg and bets-sitosterol 100mg, pumpkin seed, corn silk, pygeum a good mix for enlarged prostate?

See below: There is conflicting and contradictory research about the benefits of supplements for prostate symptoms. Saw palmetto most studied. Despite much anecdotal evidence suggesting benefit (s) from the supplements you mention, high quality and more reliable research seem to indicate that these supplements have little or no benefit for reducing bph-related symptoms. Very high placebo response. ...Read more

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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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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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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 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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What is the definition or description of: enlarged prostate?

What is the definition or description of: enlarged prostate?

Increase size: Besides increased size. Voiding symptoms in the male. ...Read more

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Does orgasm help enlarged prostate?

Does orgasm help enlarged prostate?

Emptying Prostate: It can. But, not by itself, usually. First one must treat the underlying condition. I often have my guys with this problem start on an herb known as saw palmetto. And, especially the first week to empty their prostate gland with several ejaculations. If after one week the symptoms are improved then I have them stay on saw palmetto for ninety days. ...Read more

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Need natural cures for enlarged prostate?

Need natural cures for enlarged prostate?

See Link: This article discusses lifestyle changes, saw plametto, pygeum africanum, and grass pollen in the treatment of enlarged prostate, as well as more conventional treatments. Http://www. Umm. Edu/altmed/articles/benign-prostatic-000018.htm. ...Read more

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What is the remedy for enlarged prostate?

Options: Prostate size will shrink by 30% in many men on a combination of Alpha blocker (flomax (tamsulosin)) and 5 Alpha reductase inhibitor (proscar/avodart) after 6 months of therapy. Surgery obviously can reduce the size and is necessary sometimes if there is impingement of the urinary tract causing obstruction. Usually symptoms a re managed with Alpha blockers (flomax (tamsulosin) type meds) to improve urinary flow. ...Read more

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Does ejaculating relieve enlarged prostate?

Does ejaculating relieve enlarged prostate?

BPH: Ejaculation has no relationship to prostate size. Prostatitis, on the other hand, is sometimes improved by frequent ejaculation. ...Read more

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Name possible natural cures for enlarged prostate?

Name possible natural cures for enlarged prostate?

Natural options: While some natural supplements can help like salpalmetto, studies have show them to be questionable....True prostate obstruction needs a formal evaluation by a urologist. Look up international prostate symptom score...A small questionnaire about prostate symptoms....Great place to start..... ...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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What to do if I had enlarged prostate best surgery?

What to do if I had enlarged prostate best surgery?

Here is. ..: This is something to do with surgeon's professional proficiency in performing TURP or PVP or others. Some 15 yr ago, TURP was the gold standard which has been gradually replaced by PVP. So, ask you urologist for detail. Today, I very rarely perform TURP anymore; instead, I prefer PVP with GreenLight laser; in fact, more than 90% of men after PVP can go home on the day of surgery... ...Read more

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Will masturbating make an enlarged prostate smaller?

Lowers risk: No not smaller but some studies have show that frequency of ejaculation can lower prostate cancer risk. ...Read more

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Can a cystoscope show if I have an enlarged prostate?

Too young for it: Prostate enlargement is a problem of later years, starting at 50 years of age and causing symptoms in your 60s. You do not need a cystoscopy to check its size, it is beat done with a physicians finger in the rectum. ...Read more

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If I have enlarged prostate would it show in bloodwork?

Prostate: No. Since you're in your twenties, BPH is not likely an issue. Prostate cancer also doesn't occur in your age group. The most likely cause of prostate symptoms in your age group is prostatitis. This is diagnosed by your history and a prostate exam. Antibiotics may be necessary. ...Read more

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I was wondering is caffeine linked to enlarged prostate?

I was wondering is caffeine linked to enlarged prostate?

No, ...: Caffeine irritates the bladder and may tighten the bladder opening, resulting in more frequency, slower urine flow than before, but doesn't cause prostate enlargement. Such voiding change is directly related with its effect on prostate urethra. So, behavioral modification including ridding coffee & caffeine-related drink is an essential part of regimen of treating prostate-related symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the precautions taken with an enlarged prostate?

BPH: Prostatic enlargement should be evaluated by a physician when symptomatic. The mere size of the prostate is not as significant as the voiding and bladder symptoms it may cause. Prostate cancer doesn't know a size. ...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