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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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Dr. Gary Sandler
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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 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 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-? 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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What are the symptoms of an enlarged prostate?

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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 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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Do you think I could have an enlarged prostate if I am 30?

Do you think I could have an enlarged prostate if I am 30?

Possible: It is possible to have an enlarged prostate at age 30. Is there a family history of prostate disease or cancer? Urethral disorders may give some difficulty with voiding that are similar to prostate obstruction symptoms. You should be seen for a physical exam and urine studies. ...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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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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Can enlarged prostate cause constipation?

Can enlarged prostate  cause constipation?

Should not: Benign prostate enlargement should not cause constipation. Follow with your urologist to make sure your prostate enlargement is benign. Also, see your primary care doc for constipation management. Unless you are checking for someone who is older, you are young for having enlarged prostate. Need seen to resolve both issues. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for Enlarged prostate?

What are the treatments for Enlarged prostate?

Here are some...: Enlarged prostate does not necessarily need treatment (Rx) & small prostate does still need Rx at times; the bottom line of treating prostate-related voiding disorders is to relieve symptoms, to protect bladder from irrecoverable damage, & to avoid back-up injury to kidneys. How? ...with drugs to relax bladder opening and those to shrink prostate as needed, to surgical intervention with procedures ...Read more

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Could my enlarged prostate be pinching my urethra?

Yes: That's why enlarged prostates can cause obstructive lower urinary tract symptoms like straining to void, incomplete emptying, etc. ...Read more

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Can a cystoscopy detect an enlarged prostate gland?

Can a cystoscopy detect an enlarged prostate gland?

Yes: Cystoscopy is the test of choice for evaluating the bladder by visual examination. It can also visualize the inner part of the prostate (prostatic urethra) that lines the urethra. When there is enlargement, the degree of obstruction and the length of prostate can be measured. ...Read more

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Any ideas why an enlarged prostate affects erections?

Any ideas why an enlarged prostate affects erections?

Cause not known: It is a known fact men with enlarged prostate also tend to have erectile dysfunction. Both these conditions co exist in many men as they age.But whether erectile dysfunction causes enlarged prostate or enlarged prostate causes erectile function, there is no explanation for that. It may be these two conditions of aging men just co exist and are not related to each other, if they are we do not know. ...Read more

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Could an enlarged prostate cause painful ejaculation?

Could an enlarged prostate cause painful ejaculation?

ONLY IF PROSTATITIS: Benign prostatic hypertrophy does not cause painful ejaculation, but it can happen if the prostate enlargement is due to prostatitis. ...Read more

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Will flomax (tamsulosin) help with an enlarged prostate?

Will flomax (tamsulosin) help with an enlarged prostate?

Flomax (tamsulosin): Flomax (tamsulosin) will not help reduce the size of an enlarged prostate. It may help reduce some of the symptoms of having an enlarged prostate such as frequency, urgency, incomplete emptying and nocturia. ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Obesity (Definition)

Having too much body fat. It is different from being overweight, which means weighing too much. The weight may come from muscle, bone, fat, and/or body water. Both terms mean that a person's weight is greater than what's considered healthy for ...Read more


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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