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Is It Possible To Never Have Prostate Issues Even As You Get Very Old
Yes, Eat healthy: Prostate growth is genetic. However, maintaining a sensible diet and monitoring your belly circumference has been shown to improve prostate health. Also, as you grow older, you will notice that caffeine and sulfites (teas, coffees, wine) need to be moderated because they exacerbate urinary symptoms. ...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
Prostate Exams: First, this vital examination should be done if you have concerns, or symptoms of problems regardless of age. But, without symptoms, there is very little need to do a prostate exam until after forty. A prostate exam is a small part of predicting if you have any unwanted growth or other abnormality requiring more investigation. Do not be afraid to ask your health care provider when to examine. ...Read more
Depends: It depends on the reason for the exam. Younger patients are less likely to have prostate difficulties, so in this regard it may be unusual. However, if the patient has a family history or symptomatic complaints that raise the physician's index of suspicion, a digital rectal exam may be performed. http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/prostatecancerscreening.htm ...Read more
Maybe: Unfortunately, as men age, their prostates tend to grow usually causing more and more bothersome urinary symptoms. Certain medications (called 5-alpha reducatase inhibitors) used to treat bothersome lower urinary tract symptoms (slow stream, weak stream, incomplete bladder emptying to name a few) can shrink the overall size of the prostate. ...Read more
No: While i never like to say never, the chance of a teenager with prostate cancer is very close to zero. 20 to 30 years, 2% to 8% 31 to 40 years: 9% to 31% 41 to 50 years: 3% to 43% 51 to 60 years: 5% to 46% 61 to 70 years: 14% to 70% 71 to 80 years: 31% to 83% 81 to 90 years: 40% to 73%. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can someone in their early 30's get prostate cancer? Or only happens in older males? (Asking for someone)
Prostate cancer: is very rare in young men. Anything is possible, but this is very unlikely. ...Read more
I'm a 51 year old male and find i need to get up most nights to urinate. Is this indicative of a prostate problem?
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