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Doctor insights on: Is It Possible To Never Have Prostate Issues Even As You Get Very Old

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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. Mark Ingerman
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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 develop ADHD as a teenager even if you didn't have any problems beforehand?

Is it possible to develop ADHD as a teenager even if you didn't have any problems beforehand?

Possible: If you did not have symptoms of ADHD as a young child, the only way to acquire it is by having a brain injury or brain infection. There are many conditions that can mimic ADHD. Start with an evaluation by your primary care doctor, and if necessary have a neuropsychological evaluation. ...Read more

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How hard is it to still get pregnant even if you have ovarian cysts or is it even possible even at 34years of age. We have been trying for 2 years now?

How hard is it to still get pregnant even if you have ovarian cysts or is it even possible even at 34years of age. We have been trying for 2 years now?

Time for help: After 2 yrs of trying an extensive work up is warranted. 3 tests needed: 1. Semen analysis 2. Ovulation blood test via a day 21 Progesterone 3. Hsg xray to make sure tubes are open. Any obgyn or fertility specialist can do this. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to have syringomyelia even though i'm young and healthy?

Is it possible for me to have syringomyelia even though i'm young and healthy?

Yes: A spinal syrinx (hole of fluid within the spinal cord) can be a distant result of a previous spinal cord trauma. But if you do have a spinal cord syrinx, it is important to assure that you do not have several of the causes of syrinx, including chiari malformation, spinal cord tumors, etc. Please see your doctor for full workup (to include spinal mri's with contrast). ...Read more

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Is it possible to be a surgeon even you have adhd?

Is it possible to be a surgeon even you have adhd?

Yes.: Adhd affects people of all sizes, shapes and capabilities. Many doctors have some degree of adhd. ...Read more

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Is it possible to develope STD even if a person is not having sex for a year already?

Is it possible to develope STD even if a person is not having sex for a year already?

Yes!!!: Many sexually transmitted diseases are not immediately obvious & apparent upon initial infection. Syphilis, hepatitis & HIV can take years to become apparent. Even chlamydia doesn't always cause pain but can be found while searching for causes of infertility. That's why it's important for men to wear a condom each & every time to minimize risk of transmission although not absolute guarantee. ...Read more

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Is it possible to still have a child even if you have endometriosis?

Is it possible to still have a child even if you have endometriosis?

Absolutely: Though endometriosis can cause infertility, it is often very treatable. The most evidence-based treatment consists of excisional therapy using laparoscopy. This is where a skilled surgeon removes - using tiny instruments - the abnormal tissue. This is superior to ablation where the implants are burned. With excision, one can make sure all lesions are removed and confirm the diagnosis by pathology. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have kids if you had pid?

Is it possible to have kids if you had pid?

Probably: Recurrent pelvic infections may result in scarring of the tubes leading to infertility, ectopic preganancy and chronic pelvic pain. If your tubes are blocked because of old infections, you can still carry a pregnancy but only after in vitro fertilization. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be diagnosed with PCOS even if it is long after having a child?

Is it possible to be diagnosed with PCOS even if it is long after having a child?

Yes, it is possible: Although having polycystic ovarian syndrome makes having a child more difficult, it is not impossible to become pregnant with having this disorder. A conversation with your primary care physician or an OB/GYN after your pregnancy could lead to the diagnosis of PCOS. ...Read more

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Is it possible to still be a doctor even though i'm afraid of blood and injuries?

Is it possible to still be a doctor even though i'm afraid of blood and injuries?

That's a limitation: I would hold off on becoming a physician until you face those issues. Even if you entered a field of medicine that did not deal with physical injuries or blood - you would still need to make it through medical school. Consider seeing a psychologist for cognitive behavioral therapy. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a woman to have HPV and still be able to have children?

Is it possible for a woman to have HPV and still be able to have children?

Yes: While the vaccine was under development, random blood studies showed the majority of women had evidence of prior HPV by their mid 20's.Most went on to have healthy kids.It is only after the tie in with cervical cancer that more testing was done, and the vaccine developed.Genital warts can pass if mother is shedding virus during vaginal delivery, erupting up to 2 years later in the baby. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a tooth abscess for years but not know you have one?

Is it possible to have a tooth abscess for years but not know you have one?

Absolutely: This is precisely why periodic evaluations are recommended- to help identify problems before they become advanced or painful. Unfortunately, the current dental insurance system discourages (through lack of reimbursement to providers) very thorough evaluations of all the teeth roots (tends to focus on decay in the crowns), so infections can be missed, but they can exist undetected for a long time. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be on a diet even though I have crohn's?

Is it possible to be on a diet even though I have crohn's?

Yes, but: You must be very careful and reduce caloric intake slowly, assuming you are overweight. Add mild aerobic exercise daily, even just 10 or 15 minutes helps. Eliminate sugar. Don't use other sweeteners, since they can cause diarrhea. Don't stress your body by wanting to lose weight fast. You can do it! ...Read more

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Is it possible that of being premature as a baby can effect me to not have kids or is it still possible to actual conceive?

Is it possible that of being premature as a baby can effect me to not have kids or is it still possible to actual conceive?

Still possible: A standard infertility evaluation with your ob/gyn or an infertility specialist will help determine the cause of difficulty conceiving and possible treatment options. ...Read more

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Would being abused as a baby have any effect later in life, even if you were too young to remember it?

Would being abused as a baby have any effect later in life, even if you were too young to remember it?

Could affect you.: A history like that could have long-term ramifications in your adult life and should be brought to the forefront through psychological counseling. Those memories do get burned into your brain, but could be hidden deep within and won't go away unless you address them. ...Read more

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