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How Can I Tell The Difference Between A Hemorrhoid And An Enlarged Prostate
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
The veins in the rectum can swell and become puffy when a person has frequent pressure on them from pushing out a bm. This is constipation. The swollen veins can burn, itch, or sometimes become severely painful (from a clot building up inside). Veins in the rectum are called hemorrhoidal veins and the sick, stretched out vein ...Read more
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
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 treatments: The best treatment choice for you depends on several factors, including how much troublesome your symptoms are, the size of your prostate, other health conditions you may have, and your age. Drugs that can help reduce BPH are alpha-blockers, 5 Alpha reductase inhibitors or a combination of the the drug classes. Another newer treatment is with daily 5 mg doses of tadalafil. See a urologist ...Read more
Enlarged prostate: See a urologist (u) for treatment of enlargement of the prostate (p) gland that either can be benign or malignant. In prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and prostatic hypertrophy, prostate gland enlargement can cause urinary symptoms. Untreated p gland enlargement can block the flow of urine out of the bladder and can cause bladder, urinary tract or kidney problems. If malignant, see a u for treatment. ...Read more
Depends: It depends on the degree(if any)of the bladder outlet obstruction If you have a feeling of incomplete emptying you should see a urologist who will do a uroflometry to measure how fast your flow is and a postvoid bladder scan to see if you retain urine and how much.A digital rectal exam will be done. If indicated you will be prescribed the appropriate medication. Usually an alpha one blocker. ...Read more
What would pain associated with prostate problems feel like. I cannot tell life its the same pain associated with hemorrhoids i never had either?
Urinary discomfort. : Infections of the prostate manifest as pain and burning with urination and urinary difficulty. Symptoms of an enlarged prostate are decreased force of stream, delayed start of stream, dribbling, urinary frequency, urgency, and a sensation of incomplete voiding. Make sure you keep your stool soft with fiber rich foods and see your primary care physician for evaluation. ...Read more
Hemmorhoids: 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
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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