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Frequent urination: Hi! men typically experience urinary symptoms when the prostate is enlarged. BPH (benign prostatic hyper trophy) causes increase in urination, incomplete emptying of the bladder, dribbling, leaking, slow stream, hesitation upon starting urine. There are supplements like saw palmetto and lycopene, as well as prescription meds that can improve symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Prostrate: If your examination for the prostrate is normal and the PSA is normal but you still have problems passing urine , a trial of medication can be done. Important issue is that a normal PSA does not rule out cancer and an abnormal PSA does not rule in cancer. Usually if your PSA is progressively increasing on serial testing biopsy is required. TURP is the surgery for benign prostate Hypertrophy.SEE GP ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am a 55 ole male how can I decrease chances of enlarged prostrate and how often should I have a prostrate exam?
Enlarged prostate: Ep is a normal part of aging. It is only problematic if it causes urinary symptoms that are bothersome to you. If you are at increased risk of prostate cancer (i.e. You have a family history of it, are of african descent, or your psa has been high previously), it should be checked annually. If you are not at increased risk, it should be checked every two years, if you decide you want screening. ...Read more
What: How is what used? Please rephrase your question.I am sorry if I misunderstood your question. ...Read more
See urologist: Enlargement of the prostate gland comes with age, and if you have not had a rectal exam within the past year by a qualified physician, then you need that first . Enlargement may be benign or malignant, and decision on treatment modality depends upon examination. Best to see a urologist. ...Read more
R/O Prostate Ca: The main concern in this situation is making sure there is no worry about the possibilty of prostate cancer. If the psa is normal and the prostate exam is normal I have no concerns about offering testosterone replacement, though I do have a lower threshold in reccommending prostate biospy. ...Read more
Usually not: If it is ordinary enlargement, then the erectile potential is usually normal. Rarely the nervous/vascular supply can be affected and dysfunction may occur. This is more common in diabetics. The principal effect of an enlarged prostate is urinary frequency and urgency and a lessened ability to completely empty the bladder on urination. ...Read more
Depends on the med: Medications for BPH commonly fall into two classes, Alpha blockers and 5-alpha reductase (5ar) inhibitors. They may be used alone or in conjunction. Men with larger prostates have been shown to benefit most from the 5ar class of drugs and actual shrinkage of the prostate will occur where as the Alpha blockers do not. Finasteride and Dutasteride are the currently available 5ar drugs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unlikely.: If an indwelling foley catheter is blocked, leakage can occur around the catheter. It's unlikely for prostate enlargement to occlude a catheter, especially if it is placed and works initially. Bladder spasms caused by infection & irritation, catheter occlusion by sediment, are possible. A chronic indwelling foley catheter is generally not recommended for long term use, please consult a urologist. ...Read more
Is enlarged prostrate common with men!Are there complications associated with it.Can it be cured with meds..can it be enlarged again after treatment.
Bph: Prostate enlargement is common in older men. Urinary problems are associated. There is no cure. ...Read more
Week flow of urin. Frequent desire . Urin slightly hot. Is it a symptom of enlarged prostrate. Doctors say it prostatitis/stricture but not confirmed?
My husband had catheter inserted due to retention caused by enlarged prostrate, creatinine was 6weeks ago 680 now its 215 what's the prognosis?
Better: That is a nice drop. Make sure he continues to be followed by his doctor. ...Read more
This is for a family member who is 54 yrs.Is having frequent urination at night and has enlarged prostrate.Wont any med/surgery cure or make it better?
I have enlarged prostrate of 24 gms and urine retention of 90 cc. Find bladder full during nights.No medicstion currently;how to proceede?
Large prostate: You need to see a urologist for ideal therapy of your problem. At 44, you are a bit young to have prostatic hypertrophy. It would be expected to become more or a problem as you age. There are various medications available to you to combat your symptoms. See a urologist for the best answer to your question. ...Read more
Had CT scan of pelvis and showed enlarged prostrate & lytic lesion in left illiac wing with sclerotic lesions in posterior end of right 8 rib & L2 lef?
My husband has rectal bleeding,stomach pain,sleeping a lot and an enlarged prostrate.He has had a full range of blood tests.Very worried wife.Thanks?
Gastroenterologist: I don't think that blood tests alone would shed light on the cause of his symptoms. Rectal bleeding must be investigated to look for hemorrhoids, anal fissure, inflammatory bowel disease, diverticulosis of the colon or the presence of a tumor. I recommend that he be evaluated by a gastroenterologist and colonoscopy may be advised. ...Read more
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