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Is it possible to never have prostate issues even as you get very old?

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

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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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


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Is it possible to get prostate cancer no matter how old you are?

Is it possible to get prostate cancer no matter how old you are?

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 more

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Is there a way to prevent my prostate from growing as I get older?

Is there a way to prevent my prostate from growing as I get older?

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

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How old should u be when u get a prostate exam?

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

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Is it irregular for a 25 year old male to get a prostate exam?

Is it irregular for a 25 year old male to get a prostate exam?

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

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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?

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?

Check: Frequency of nocturnal urination in a male would make a physician suspicious for prostate problems. Please follow with your doctor for further evaluation as there may be treatments that can help in your situation. ...Read more

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Could a 16 year old male get an enlarged prostate?

Could a 16 year old male get an enlarged prostate?

Only if PROSTATITIS: 16 years old male can get inflammation of prostate cusing prostatitis which may cause some temporary enlargement of prostate but beningn prostatic hypertrophy occurs in men over the age of 50 and cancer of prostate is unlikely in a 16 years old male. ...Read more

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Can i get prostate cancer if i'm 26 years old?

Very very unlikely: It is very very unlikely at age 26, but unfortunately anything possible in this world. The youngest I have had , he was 40 years of age. ...Read more

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