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Hemorrhoid Enlarged Prostate
Hello! Is there a correlation between hemorrhoids and enlarged prostate when it comes to defecating and urinating? Thank you!
Possibly: With prostate enlargement, obstructive urinary symptoms often occur gradually such as slowing of the stream, the need to strain to help force of stream and sense of incomplete emptying along with more frequent voiding. If obstruction is severe, hemorrhoids can become more inflamed when straining to urinate, resulting in discomfort. If this is occurring talk to your doctor. ...Read more
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
Examination: A hemorrhoid is an enlargement of the veins around the anus. This can be seen at the opening of the anus or may slightly internal to the opening of the anus. Prostate swelling is further in but is not related to the hemorrhoid and is not part of the colon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many people present with "piles" and this can actually be the issue or one of many other problems
there are dietary, behavioral, hygiene modifications as well as procedures that can help with these common problems.
Both constipation and diarrhea can lead to this condition as well
it is best if you consult with a general or colorectal surgeon to help with this matter. The symptoms are usually very different than prostate issues. ...Read more
Would a colonrectal surgeon be able to tell if my prostate was enlarged when she completed a digital rectal exam and/or andoscopy while searching for internal hemorrhoids?
Yes.: While they may not routinely focus on the prostate portion of the exam, it would be something they could feel with the digital exam. Prostate size is not sufficiently visualized with anoscopy. There are folds of colon tissue that move out of the way with the finger test but sometimes obscure the anoscopy visualization. Since they don't focus on the prostate, though, they may not wish to comment ...Read more
Bph and ED: This are separate issues.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Alpha-blockers are pills to relax the muscles around the prostate, quickly increasing flow and reducing bother. 5-α 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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
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
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