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Why does the prostate get larger in bph?

Why does the prostate get larger in bph?

Hormones: Prostate enlargement is a normal process of aging in men. It is under the control of hormones (testosterone, dht) and genetics. The degree of enlargement is variable from person to person and the symptoms it produces is highly variable from person to person, even if they have the same size prostate gland. ...Read more

Dr. James Krick
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Bph (Definition)

BPH is abbrev of benign prostate hyperplasia, which is a general, confusing, clinical term for men's trouble to void although it is a pathological term to describe microscopic increase in number & size of glandular cells in the prostate, starting as early as age 30. For better use, LUTS is proposed to replace BPH. More? Go to ...Read more


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What food or exercise can help prostate bph?

What food or exercise can help prostate bph?

Try these: The University of Maryland reports that a diet with fruits and vegetables rich in beta carotene and vitamin C, and increasing healthy fats like omega-3, can help protect against benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH). ...Read more

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What work best to treat prostate enlargement (bph). How long to be treated.?

What work best to treat prostate enlargement (bph). How long to be treated.?

BPH: Treatments for BPH fall into two categories; medical and surgical. Medical therapy includes Alpha blocker medications to improve urine flow and 5-alpha reductase inhibitors to shrink the gland. The surgical options include thermal or laser destruction of prostatic tissue or transurthral resection of prostaic tissue (turp). The "best" treatment is a very individual thing. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of benign prostatic hypertrophy bph?

What are the symptoms of benign prostatic hypertrophy bph?

Frequent urination: Frequent urination, increased urgency of urination, dribbling after urination, decreased urinary flow, and lower volume of voiding are all common symptoms. ...Read more

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Has anyone ever tried to help BPH (inflamed prostate) by icing between thighs?

Has anyone ever tried to help BPH (inflamed prostate) by icing between thighs?

Unlikely but may try: To clarify, BPH is enlargement of the prostate without inflammation. Nodules of tissue increase in size, usually with age, and can cause urinary symptoms such as urgency and frequency. Ice will not help this condition. In prostatitis, the prostate is inflamed, usually by infection. Burning and discomfort is common. Ice might make it feel better, but will not affect the course. Seek evaluation. ...Read more

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Can hard prostate be caused due to BPH. The US G says homogeneous echo texture?

Can hard prostate be caused due to BPH. The US G says homogeneous echo texture?

Biopsy: A hard prostate should be biopsied regardless what the ultrasound says. PSA blood test should be done. You are 55.Good luck. ...Read more

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Can we use neostigmin in benign prostatic hyperplasia? Or what is the newest drug for bph?

Not for BPH: Neostigmine is often used to treat neuromuscular disease such as myasthenia gravis--and has many side effects. It is not for bph. There hasn't been new drug lately for bph, last one was rapaflo (silodosin) (approved 2008) and combo of older meds (jalyn-2010), and Cialis (2012) as an adjunct treatment for bph. I certainly hope you don't have BPH at age 21. Consult doc if you have concern/problem. Good luck. ...Read more

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Which guidlines are best followed for the treatment of BPH / prostate enlargement?

Which guidlines are best followed for the treatment of BPH / prostate enlargement?

The AUA: The american urological association (aua) publishes guidelines on the treatment of BPH which are updated periodically. The web address is auanet dot org. ...Read more

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Any good home remedy for BPH or enlarged prostate?

Any good home remedy for BPH or enlarged prostate?

No: BPH is benign swelling of the prostate gland as a man ages. It is under hormonal control and will continue to enlarge over time. If urinary symptoms arise, then treatment options inlcude observtaion, medical therapy, or surgery. There are no home remedies once can take to stop or prevent the enlargement. See your urologist if symptoms persist or bothersome. ...Read more

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Prostate enlargment bph. Do I see urologist for help?

BPH: Being the urologist I would personally you start with us, but your primary care may be a alternative. Make sure a rectal exam, urinalysis, and psa are done before initiating treatment. Alpha blockers such as flomax, uroxatrol, or rapaflo (silodosin) are good starting points. ...Read more

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Any BPH prostate medications other than flomax (tamsulosin)?

Any BPH prostate medications other than flomax (tamsulosin)?

Yes.: Flomax (tamsulosin) is part of a family of drugs called alpha-blockers that relax the smooth muscle of the prostate and bladder neck, improving urine flow & symptoms. Other drugs in this group are terazosin, doxazosin, alfuzosin, & silodosin. Another family of drugs for BPH are 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors, such as Finasteride and dutasteride. These shrink the prostate and reduce episodes of urine retention. ...Read more

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Ideas? What medicine to take for bph (benign prostatic hyperplasia)?

Alpha blockers: The initial treatment typically is a class of drugs known as Alpha blockers. ...Read more

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What is a successful cure for mild bph, benign prostatic hypertrophy?

What is a successful cure for mild bph, benign prostatic hypertrophy?

Here are some. ..: No cure has ever existed, but just apply current available knowledge, skill, technology, drug, common sense, and a tad of wisdom at reasonable time in reasonable way so to allow the body to function to its best with its own residual strength. How? Healthy lifestyle without overindulgence & obsession is the must leading to self preservation so to slow down the pace of inevitable aging; so is BPH. ...Read more

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Does prostate enlargement with presence of small cyst indicate BPH or some underlying malignancy?

Does prostate enlargement with presence of small cyst indicate BPH or some underlying malignancy?

Here are some. ..: Small cysts inside the prostate as shown in US or CT are not uncommon but fortunately carries no significant clinical implication. And BPH is microscopic Dx and does not necessarily incite clinical concern such as cancer or voiding symptom. So, don't be overwhelmed; if any, ask your urologist for detailing. ...Read more

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Is it possible for medication for BPH and enlarged prostate to cause a decrease in sexual interest and reduce erections?

Is it possible for medication for BPH and enlarged prostate to cause a decrease in sexual interest and reduce erections?

Yes: Decreased sexual interest and reduced erections are side effects of both alpha blockers (such as flomax)and 5 alpha-reductase inhibitors (such as proscar). ...Read more

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Onflomax for BPH and starting super beta prostate. If it doesn't work for me is it ok to switch to saw palmetto? How long should I wait for it to work

Thanks for asking!: I was an investigator in an nih study adressing this question. The results were published and there was no difference between placebo and saw palmetto. ...Read more

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Could a enlarged prostate "bph" cause high liver enzymes?

No: These are unrelated. Speak with your physician about possible causes. ...Read more

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I thought I had bph/similar, went to the doctor, tests were neg. (no enlarged prostate, a dip test also neg.), what else can it be?

I thought I had bph/similar, went to the doctor, tests were neg. (no enlarged prostate, a dip test also neg.), what else can it be?

Frequent urination: BPH would be unusual in your age group. Bladder irritants, such as caffeine, spicy foods, and alcohol, can cause symptoms of urgency and frequent urination. I would recommend eliminating these from your diet. A further evaluation may include a bladder diary. ...Read more

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My creatine is 7 & grf is 10. The problem due only to blockage from an enlarged prostate (bph). Is dialysis needed now or are there alternatives?

My creatine is 7 & grf is 10. The problem due only to blockage from an enlarged prostate (bph). Is dialysis needed now or are there alternatives?

Have urology: Do something about prostate if your in shape for same- those numbers are not good1 probably a candidate for dialysis. What does nephrologist say? - don't wait on this! ...Read more

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I have a median lobe not BPH in my prostate, pushing into my bladder. Dr says they can shave it, but probably would have permanent ED from it? Opinions?

I have a median lobe not BPH in my prostate, pushing into my bladder. Dr says they can shave it, but probably would have permanent ED from it? Opinions?

Here are some. ..: A prominent median lobe is a form of BPH, which may act as a ball-valve to impede urine flow especially at the end of urination. Removing it may help improve urine flow but expectantly results in retrograde ejaculation in some, and your erectile ability will retain. Remember a surgeon is just like a landscaper who will use his knowledge, skill, common sense, & wisdom to get job done... Ask Doc. .. ...Read more

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Does BPH normally make the prostate tender and swollen?

Prostatitis: No, but prostatitis can. Get checked by your physician or a urologist. You may need an antibiotic treatment. ...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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Psa up from 7 (avg.) to 11 on consecutive tests. Fpsa estimated at <10%. Two negative biopsies (2005 & 2009). Prostate @68g & bph. Now what?

Elevated PSA: Now the specialists may disagree, but my advice as a family physician is that the most common cause of mildly elevated psa is benign prostatic hypertrophy. In 2011 the United States preventive services task force advocated against any kind of routine psa screening. With 2 negative biopsies, I wouldn't do anything more than check your psa once a year and see a urologist if it goes over 20. ...Read more

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Any insight into prostatic artery embolization for bph? It is being done as standard care at three medical centers. It is the method used for uae.

Any insight into prostatic artery embolization for bph? It is being done as standard care at three medical centers. It is the method used for uae.

Embolization: You will need to ask, your physician, as prostatic artery embolization (p) and its reimbursement, is still experimental in nature. Patients should discuss any proposed prostatic embolization procedure with their physician. Since embolization for BPH is clearly an investigational procedure at this time, physicians should check with the insurance carrier prior to authorizing p. ...Read more

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Prostate size 48cc with nodule and PSA 7.2, pSA ratio21 what to do other than biopsy cause I'm afraid Of Biopsy complications, could be BPH or infectn?

Prostate size 48cc with nodule and PSA 7.2, pSA ratio21 what to do other than biopsy cause I'm afraid Of Biopsy complications, could be BPH or infectn?

Consider 4K Score: If concerned about complications, or just want to avoid biopsy, there is a blood test called the 4K Score Test which determines the probability or likelihood that a biopsy would find a life threatening prostate cancer (Gleason Score 7 or greater). However, the presence of a nodule with a significantly elevated PSA would usually warrant a biopsy. Without nodule and favorable ratio, 4K s good idea. ...Read more

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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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. Michael Michaels
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Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (Definition)

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (hypertrophy) is an enlargement of the prostate gland in males that can constrict the male urethra leading to retention of urine, feelings of urgency, etc. If severe enough, it can be treated with ...Read more