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How Large Can A Bph Prostate Get
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
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
As I wean off of flomax (tamsulosin) for bph, how long will it take to get super beta prostate into my system. Also should I do an increased dose on the beginning?
Super beta prostate: Super beta prostate begins working two to three daysafter ingestion. ...Read more
Bph and ED: This are separate issues.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Can too much sex lead to prostate enlargement "bph" im talkin like 6 times a day? But not everyday
Masterbation: No. This can be a symptom that may need to be addressed. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
Alpha blockers: The initial treatment typically is a class of drugs known as Alpha blockers. ...Read more
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
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
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
20 year old male, good health. Would Cialis negatively effect the prostate if there is no prostate issue since used to treat bph? Used for ed.
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
No: These are unrelated. Speak with your physician about possible causes. ...Read more
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?
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
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
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
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
Is it ok to switch to another beta sitosterol after starting with super beta prostate? Does the brand matter? I am using flomax (tamsulosin) for bph.
BPH: You can switch to another beta sitosterol. A brand name is not important. ...Read more
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
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
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