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Doctor insights on: Enlarged Prostate Pinching Urethra

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Could my enlarged prostate be pinching my urethra?

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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Urethra (Definition)

The canal through which urine exits the bladder, discharging the urine externally. In men, it is about 20-cm long with a membranous, prostatic, bulbar, and pendulous segments ending at the glans penis; it gives passage to the spermatic fluid as well as urine. In the female, the urethra is about 4 cm long & in close relation with the anterior ...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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Is prostate enlargement painful?

Is prostate enlargement painful?

Usually not: You refer to urine flow which becomes more difficult in men as the prostate enlarges with age. It pushes on the urine outflow tract cause the symptoms of urgency, night frequency, slow and low flow and incomplete emptying of the bladder.It is uncomfortable, but no actual pain. Evaluation by your urologist to rule out cancer is needed. Meds to increase flow are available which can help. ...Read more

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Could enlarged prostate cause groin pain?

Could enlarged prostate cause groin pain?

No,...: Prostate-related pain is usually at perineum, penis, & lower back. Groin pain is usually related with backache as referring pain, hip joint disease, or inguinal hernia, or some disorders inside scrotum itself. But, generally speaking, prostate enlargement itself is painless. ...Read more

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Groin pain, pressure & enlarged bladder?

Groin pain, pressure & enlarged bladder?

Inability to void?: Many things can cause each of these non-specific symptoms, but the inability to void, or empty the bladder, can cause all three together. This problem can result from a failure of the bladder to squeeze propery (neurogenic bladder, diabetes, nerve injury overdistension), or from an obstruction of the bladder outlet (prostate enlargement, urethral stricture). ...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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Does ductus deferens attach to urethra or prostate gland?

Does ductus deferens attach to urethra or prostate gland?

Prostate: It enters through the prostate. Remember the prostate is like a donut. The donut hole is part of the urethra, called the prostatic urethra. ...Read more

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Swollen left testicle difficulties urinating back pain sperm cord enlarged veins more noticeable in penis and scrotum?

Swollen left testicle difficulties urinating back pain sperm cord enlarged veins more noticeable in penis and  scrotum?

Go see a doctor: Do not delay. Seems to be an orchitis that could have different etiologies. One has to rule out an UTI . I hope you are in a monogamous relationship... ...Read more

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Can BPH or enlarged prostate cause prostate cancer in the future?

Can BPH or enlarged prostate cause prostate cancer in the future?

Not actually cause: But these 2 keep company. Big prostates casuse bladder outlet symptoms (frequency, urgency, sleep interrupting need to pee), and this brings men in for checks, include psa. Depending on psa level and rate of change, biopsies are done. Perhaps many can be watched, but obstructive symptms need treatment. Finasteride can be used as a prosca preventitive and shrink prostate over time. ...Read more

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penis pain in urethra nerve ?

 penis pain in urethra nerve ?

Dorsal nerve of peni: If Dorsal nerve of the Penis is affected, which supply penis that can cause Penis pain.Dorsal nerve of penis is a branch of pudendal nerve. ...Read more

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Prostate enlargement symptoms?

Prostate enlargement symptoms?

Prostate enlargement: Benign enlargement may have no symptoms but when it does cause symptoms there is often difficulty emptying the bladder, incomplete emptying, slow stream, getting up at night to urinate. ...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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Can kidney stones cause a uti? Burning sensation when urinating & iritatted penis tip.

Can kidney stones cause a uti? Burning sensation when urinating & iritatted penis tip.

Ureteral stones: Stones in the kidney can be associated with chronic infection. When stones are in the ureter, especially when they're close to the bladder, they can cause bladder irritative symptoms which can mimic cystitis ...Read more

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Can kidney stones cause a uti? Burning sensation when urinating & iritatted penis tip.

Can kidney stones cause a uti? Burning sensation when urinating & iritatted penis tip.

Uti/ kidney stones: Kidney stones can definitely cause UTI's and life threatening kidney infections. They can also cause, when fragments are excreted, urethritis or inflammation of the urethral mucosa that may cause symptoms as described. Abdominal pain, persistence of symptoms, fever, nausea/ vomiting among others, would be alarm signs for a possible evolving infection. ...Read more

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Can having an enlarged prostate cause painful ejaculation?

Enlarge Prostate: Not the bph, which is benign prostatic hypertrophy, but if prostate is enlarged due to prostatitis that can cause painful ejaculation. ...Read more

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


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