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Is it possible for me to have BPH at 22 years old?

Is it possible for me to have BPH at 22 years old?

Not likely: While some young men may have lower urinary tract voiding symtpoms, they are not likely due to an enlarged prostate as the prostate has not started to enlarge at such a young age. Some young men have a bladder neck problem that looks like BPH and may repsond to some of the same treatments. Your urologist would be able to to the evaluation and recommend appropriate treatment. ...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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Is BPH common in youngs for example 22 years old man?

Is BPH common in youngs for example 22 years old man?

No: BPH is more a disease of older men. Prostate growth is much more common in the 40s and 50s which contribute to the increased urinary symptoms at this age. ...Read more

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My dad 58 years old. Has recently had laser ablation of prostate for bph. Previously dignosed as prostatitis with uti. Now onfoley catheter. Fever not reducing and doctors told he has micro abscess?

Foley infection: BPH is of minimal concern at 58. Prostate ca in the 50's can be serious. An indwelling cath might be needed but frequently associated with UTI and microabscesses. Can be brought under control with the proper antibiotics. ...Read more

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I'm 28 year old male having symptoms of BPH is this normal?

I'm 28 year old male having symptoms of BPH is this normal?

Enlarged prostate: Hi

the term BPH can cover a lot of issues in regards to the prostate. At your age I would assume first that this is a prostate infection and not a permanent condition.

I would ask about your recent sexual activity; about your symptoms, other medications you are taking and how your bowels are moving.
But, please do not ignore this or wait for it to get better on it's own. ...Read more

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Hello Dr I would like to ask you a question if it is normal for a 40 year old man to have to urunate 1 time every nigth during sleeping hours, if this means he could be suffering from BPH? Also what about would be the normal urine flow/intensity for him?

Hello Dr I would like to ask you a question if it is normal for a 40 year old man to have to urunate 1 time every nigth during sleeping hours, if this means he could be suffering from BPH? Also what about would be the normal urine flow/intensity for him?

See remark: At 40 yrs, BPH is uncommon. Voiding once is not that bad but is not common. Do you drink fluids, alcohol,
coffee, tea, a lot of fruits before bedtime? They all cause your complaint. I don't want to go into detail of flow and intensity which require special instruments. Abstain from excessive fluids at night, if you still are bothered with the one-time getting up @ night, see a urologist ...Read more

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67 year old man with low blood pressure for the last month (90/55 mmHg). He has taken Tamsulosin for BPH for a month, stopped 3 weeks ago.?

67 year old man with low blood pressure for the last month (90/55 mmHg). He has taken Tamsulosin for BPH for a month, stopped 3 weeks ago.?

Definitely: Could have contributed to the blood pressure. If you are not having symptoms with the low blood pressure not a big deal. If you are having symptoms talk to your doctor to try and help you adjust things. ...Read more

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Can taking drugs for peripheral neuroptahy, bph, edema, hypertenison cause tenderness in male breast of 69 year old man.

Can taking drugs for peripheral neuroptahy, bph, edema, hypertenison cause tenderness in male breast of 69 year old man.

Yes they can.: Many medications, especially the drugs for bph, can have some affects on the male hormone levels. Breast tenderness and even some breast growth is not uncommon in men taking drugs for bph, especially the 5-ari medications. While not particularly dangerous, please monitor this closely with your physician. ...Read more

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Been on. 4 mg / day flomax (tamsulosin) for BPH over 2 years. I have 4 or 5 side effects. After I stop when will they subside, and could anything be permanent?

1-2 weeks: Most men notice improvement within a week or two at the most. That said, they also notice a relapse of urinary obstructive symptoms within a similar time period. Monitor yourself for both issues to take the proper course of action. ...Read more

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Taking avodart (dutasteride) and flomax for three years for bph. Some of the symptoms have returned. Do these pills lose their efficacy after a while?

The pills: Are a "treatment" not a "cure". Check w/your physician and/or urologist as your BPH may have worsened or changed. ...Read more

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Can masturbating too often (for years on end) cause stress incontinence and/or BPH? I know I have the first one and I suspect the second.

Can masturbating too often (for years on end) cause stress incontinence and/or BPH? I know I have the first one and I suspect the second.

No such relationship: Masturbating is not harmful and has no long term harms like you have listed. If you have problems with urine control you have to look for another cause. If it is bothersome, you should seek advice from a urologist. ...Read more

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Been on flomax (tamsulosin). 4mg / day for BPH for 2 years. Have several side effects. When I stop flomax (tamsulosin) can my urine stream stop entirely?

Been on flomax (tamsulosin). 4mg / day for BPH for 2 years. Have several side effects. When I stop flomax (tamsulosin) can my urine stream stop entirely?

Possibly: Depending on a number of variables including how long you have been on flomax, (tamsulosin) what is the severity of your bph, and have you ever been in complete urinary retention before, what would most likely happen is a return to your pre-flomax voiding pattern. You should address your concerns with your doctor and discuss alternatives to Flomax (tamsulosin) if you are finding the side effects particularly bothersome. ...Read more

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On avodart (dutasteride) for 5+ years to treat bph. Decrease in penile length observed. Connection? If so, will stopping meds reverse this unfortunate side-effect?

No it is not related: Avodart (dutasteride) is a 5 Alpha reductase inhibitor that will reduce the size of the prostate and lower the psa level by 50%. It may lower the volume of the ejaculate and caouse ed in some men but shold not change the length of the penis. ...Read more

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Been on flomax (tamsulosin). 4mg / day for BPH for 2 years. Have several side effects. When I stop flomax (tamsulosin) can my urine stream stop entirely? If so what would I do?

Been on flomax (tamsulosin). 4mg / day for BPH for 2 years. Have several side effects. When I stop flomax (tamsulosin) can my urine stream stop entirely? If so what would I do?

Lower urinary tract: There are other medication options, depending on your specific side effects. A urologist would evaluate you for a variety of issues related to your bladder and prostate. ...Read more

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I head that flomax and avodart taken together increase the risk of heart failure. I am on both for 5 years because of BPH. Should I be worried?

I head that flomax and avodart taken together increase the risk of heart failure. I am on both for 5 years because of BPH. Should I be worried?

Doubtful: There is no compelling evidence that this common combination of medications causes heart failure. Millions of men take both of these drugs together ...Read more

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Having BPH 4 years. Recent Estradiol level was 307, 7 pmol/L. DHT was not tested. Testosterone was normal. Is estradiol likely the cause? Thank you.

I don't know why: Your estradiol level was checked, but it's not the cause of your BPH, which occurs in a majority of men to some degree or another. Discuss with your urologist or PCP. ...Read more

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After successfully using Tamsulosin for years (BPH), its nasal congestion is no longer well controlled by Flonase. What are my alternatives?

After successfully using Tamsulosin for years (BPH), its nasal congestion is no longer well controlled by Flonase. What are my alternatives?

ENT: Since alpha blocker drugs like tamsulosin cause nasal congestion by vasodilation (as opposed to the vasoconstriction of a decongestant) I can see no reason why nasal steroids would be particularly helpful with congestion solely due to this medication. I suggest you see an ENT or allergy physician for evaluation. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have BPH at a young age?

BPH at Young age: It would be very unlikely to have BPH (benign prostatic hypertrophy) at a "young" age, unless you consider 45 years old as "young". ;) most BPH does not become symptomatic until 45 or 50 years of age, typically with frequent urination and getting up at night to urinatte. If these symptoms are happening at a young age we tend to think of urethral stricture disease rather than bph.. ...Read more

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45yr old healthy male. Started dibbling during urination about 6 months ago. Wife noticed it. Is this the start of BPH?

45yr old healthy male. Started dibbling during urination about 6 months ago. Wife noticed it. Is this the start of BPH?

Possible: Should see a urologist to check and investigate the cause which Canberra more then prostate ...Read more

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I was suffering from BPH since 1 year with no improvement by taking antibiotics. Symptoms magically improved by taking flomax (tamsulosin)? Will it cure the cause?

I was suffering from BPH since 1 year with no improvement by taking antibiotics. Symptoms magically improved by taking flomax (tamsulosin)? Will it cure the cause?

No: I'm happy the Flomax (tamsulosin) did the trick. It helps by relaxing a type of muscle by blocking some of the nerves. It has no effect on the size of the prostate although there are other meds that may shrink it. ...Read more

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Can an ultrasound tell if it is a prostate cancer or just an enlraged prostate BPH and can BPH turn to cancer in 1 and a half year?

No and Possibly: A prostate biopsy is the most definitive way to distinguish BPH from cancer of the prostate. BPH doesn't "turn into cancer" but cancer can develop alongside bph. ...Read more

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Recent onset of bph. Pcp suggested flomax. A year ago DHT measured 175 ng/dl. Would avodart (dutasteride) be better?

Symptoms dictate: Flomax starts relieving symptoms within a few hours by relaxing the muscle tissue in the prostate. Avodart (dutasteride) works on the glandular portion and may take 3 to 6 months to give a difference in symptoms. You decide. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dad 69yrs old CT scan result says: urinary bladder appears thickwalled+trabeculated 0.9CM along right lateral wall. What does this suggest? Has BPH to

Dad 69yrs old CT scan result says: urinary bladder appears thickwalled+trabeculated 0.9CM along right lateral wall. What does this suggest? Has BPH to

Here are some...: The scenario indicates your dad has developed bladder outlet obstruction over years and even decades. To detail the causes, diagnosis, treatment, etc. Is beyond a 400-letter space can do. To bridge such gap, please peruse articles listed in http://www. Formefirst. Com/eCommonTopics-Urology. Html. Thereby, you should know how to handle your dad's current voiding issues and beyond. ...Read more

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Sixty yr old man, chronic bph, kidney stone 4 months ago. Burning distal penis, freq urge and painful urination made worse by running and tennis good?

Sixty yr old man, chronic bph, kidney stone 4 months ago. Burning distal penis, freq urge and painful urination made worse by running and tennis good?

See a urologist.: Pain at the tip of the penis is usually pain referred from the bladder or bladder neck. Painful urination, increased frequency, and voiding difficulty can come any number of your urologic issues, such as bph, bladder stones, or a urinary tract infection. See a urologist for a full evaluation. When a diagnosis is made, many things can be done to offer significant relief. Good luck. ...Read more

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69yrs old CT scan result : urinary bladder appears thickwalled+trabeculated 0.9CM along right lateral wall. Has BPH. No blood in urine. Worrisome?

69yrs old CT scan result : urinary bladder appears thickwalled+trabeculated 0.9CM along right lateral wall. Has BPH. No blood in urine. Worrisome?

Nope: Just the "response" of bladder muscle to the obstruction from your prostate gland...it's like any MUSCLE if it has to work harder it will increase in bulk! The "worrisome" part is the enlargement of the gland. There is effective MEDICATION for this and (naturally) prostatic cancer should be ruled out!

Hope this is helpful!
Dr Z ...Read more

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I am 67 years old person having an enlarged prostate problem. Recent sonography report is as follows: " urinary bladder is well distended. It show?

Need surgery...: At this time, your condition is well beyond what drugs can do and surgery to release prostate obstruction is the choice. Today, laser prostate procedure (pvp) is a very safe effective procedure with minimal risk under experienced hands. Of note, I'm sure that you have noted your progressive slowing urine flow has slowly developed over the past 10-20 yrs. So, see and ask doc, but listen to him/her. ...Read more

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What causes bph?

Androgen receptors: Benign prostate hyperplasia is a benign enlargement of prostate gland, possibly due to increased stimulation of gland receptors by active metabolites of androgens. Treatments are available to block theses receptors. ...Read more

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What are the tests for bph?

See below: Physical exam, urinalysis, flow rate and post-void residual. Serum creatinine and psa can be considered depending on the situation. ...Read more

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Could BPH be making me impotent?

Could BPH be making me impotent?

Contributing: It may or may not be the cause, but it very likely is contributing to it. A visit with a good urologist can defintiely get you the answer you need. ...Read more

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How does medication stop my bph?

How does medication stop my bph?

Blocking DHT: Two medications (avodart (dutasteride) and proscar) block an enzyme called 5 Alpha reductase. These medications block the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone which is more potent. These medication lead to an approximate 20% reduction in prostate size as well as stop further prostate growth. You physician cna hlep determine if one of these medications is appropriate for you. ...Read more

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Are there any herbs which heal bph?

Are there any herbs which heal bph?

No: None that have been scientifically proven
most of the herbs are marketed with anecdotal evidence, at best
even saw palmetto, which is commonly used for BPH was shown in a very large randomized, placebo-controlled study to be no better than placebo
(but remember that placebo works ~30% in most studies). ...Read more

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What symptoms make you think of bph?

What symptoms make you think of bph?

LUTS: Common symptoms of BPH or bothersome urinary symptoms caused by enlarged prostate include weak stream, difficulty starting stream, hesitency, urinary frequency/urgency, nocturia. I would see your medical doctor/urologist. He/she will likely perform an examination of your prostate and may consider starting medication to treat your bothersome urinary symptoms. ...Read more

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If I develop bph, how will it be treated?

Medications first: There are two classes of medications to use. One improves the flow of urine by relaxing the muscles of the neck of the bladder around the prostate such as folmax and others. The other class works to reduce the size of the prostate by blocking the effect of male hormones on it. Proscar (finasteride) or Finasteride is a prototype. ...Read more

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In what way can I reduce the risk of bph?

In what way can I reduce the risk of bph?

Here are some. ..: There has been no known ways to reduce the risk of BPH, which is speculated as the result of subtle but unclearly defined sex hormonal imbalance along the course of aging. So, just be proactive to seek pro-evaluation for taking longer time and standing closer to toilet bowl to pee timely, don't wait until the last minutes when one cannot pee at all. ...Read more

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Sex question: tell my lady friend about bph?

Sex question: tell my lady friend about bph?

Not necessary: BPH should not have any implications for her, but if you are sharing medical secrets, why not? ...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