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Is it safe for me to have a colonoscopy if I have an enlarged prostate?

Is it safe for me to have a colonoscopy if I have an enlarged prostate?

Yes: Your prostate is outside of the colon and rectum and will not cause difficulty with a colonoscopy. ...Read more

Dr. Chad Levitt
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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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How do I know if I have an enlarged prostate?

How do I know if I have an enlarged prostate?

By Symptoms/Check Up: Only way you will suspect you have enlarged prostate is if you have symptoms and get it checked by your doctor
symptoms are
1weak urinary stream
2need to urinate 2to3times/night
3strong and sudden urge to urinate
4straining to urinate
5slow or delayed start of urinary stream
6pain inurination/blood in urine
7incontenance
8inability to urinate
9dribbling at end of urine
and rectal digital exam bymd. ...Read more

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Can a cystoscope show if I have an enlarged prostate?

Can a cystoscope show if I have an enlarged prostate?

Too young for it: Prostate enlargement is a problem of later years, starting at 50 years of age and causing symptoms in your 60s. You do not need a cystoscopy to check its size, it is beat done with a physicians finger in the rectum. ...Read more

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What to do if I have an enlarged prostate weighing about 140gms.?

What to do if I have an enlarged prostate weighing about 140gms.?

FOLLOW UR DOCs ADVIC: That is a rather large prostate and you need to have it checked by your urologist, get psa level done and if symptomatic and normal psa, you may need meds to shrink the prostate and improve urinary flow. Or surgery as may be recommended
if psa is high you may need a biopsy to rile out cancer
if biopsy positive discuss options with your urologist/oncologist. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have an enlarged prostate weighing about 140gms.?

More information: At age 49 how did the 140 gram come up? Rectal exam or prostate ultrasound? Do you know what your prostate sympom score is? Generally speaking, with a prostate this size, surgery may be needed although trying medication first will not hurt. Talk to your urologist. ...Read more

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My semen doesn't shoot far at all. Could it be that I have an enlarged prostate?

My semen doesn't shoot far at all. Could it be that I have an enlarged prostate?

Aging: With aging process and coincident with prostate enlargement, there is often less seminal volume, ejaculatory force and trajectory and diminished sensation with orgasm. ...Read more

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Hi just been told by consultant that I have an enlarged prostate but due to my age44 does not want to administer drugs but did not explain why?

Hi just been told by consultant that I have an enlarged prostate but due to my age44 does not want to administer drugs but did not explain why?

Prostate: Second guessing your doctor after you leave the examination room is hardly productive. Call him/her for clarification. But given that no medication or intervention was prescribed you probably don't have anything serious. It can be intimidating to undergo a medical examination, but be sure to voice any concerns or questions during the process for maximum value. Seek a 2nd opinion if unsatisfied. ...Read more

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If I have an enlarged prostate, how often should I ejaculate or have sex?

If I have an enlarged prostate, how often should I ejaculate or have sex?

Not relevant...: It is not relevant; you may intercourse or ejaculate whenever or however you can tolerate and perform. But remember: Sex arousal - ejaculation will increase circulation through it and cause vigorous muscle contraction. Being "too" often in such may exaggerate the already existing urinary symptoms. So, let your body tell its own story and respect it, and take actions to adapt accordingly. Best wish ...Read more

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Just got a rectal exam at emergency, doctor say that I have an enlarged prostate but it's not to worry about, just odd because I'm 32. How does he know it's not to worry about? Why would I get an enlarged prostate so young?

Just got a rectal exam at emergency, doctor say that I have an enlarged prostate but it's not to worry about, just odd because I'm 32. How does he know it's not to worry about? Why would I get an enlarged prostate so young?

PROSTATITIS EVAL: R/O prostatitis it may be tough to treat. Hopefully you have seen a urologist recently. 1st line ab would be doxycycline for 6-8 wks, if no response cipro (ciprofloxacin) may be tried. I would recheck labs /UA C&S. & testosterone level. You also need abdominal/pelvic/prostate US R/O prostate stones. Also switch to gluten free diet Wholeapproach. Com /GUTBLISS. Com ...Read more

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Why always 4-5 drops of seminal fluid comes out while passing stool? Do I have an enlarged prostate?

Why always 4-5 drops of seminal fluid comes out while passing stool? Do I have an enlarged prostate?

Prostate massage: When the large stool passing out, you prostate sitting right in front of your rectum is getting massaged. That may produce seminal fluid, which is normal. Prostate enlargement is unlikely to present in your young age. ...Read more

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I have an enlarged prostate but drinking lots of water does not eliminate the burning sensation while urinating. Is there a way of relieving this?

BPH: I suggest you start a prescription drug for relieving obstruction from enlarged prostate. Otherwise you are likely to get complications such as infection and kidney damage. ...Read more

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Hi I have an enlarged prostate two weeks ago I passed four kidney stones now every time I pass urine I get a burning pain in my bladder?

Hi I have an enlarged prostate two weeks ago I passed four kidney stones now every time I pass urine I get a burning pain in my bladder?

May Have Infection: You may have an infection in your bladder or maybe some of the stone material is still in bladder. You need to see your doctor and be checked. Meanwhile I recommend you drink 6 oz. Cranberry juice and over one quart of water per day. Good idea to take magnesium citrate or magnesium malate once daily as it helps prevents stones.
Did you get the analysis of the stone constituents results? ...Read more

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How can one determine if they have an enlarged prostate?

How can one determine if they have an enlarged prostate?

Clinical or imaging.: A digital rectal exam by an experienced urologist is one way, though there is significant interobserver variability. The best way is by transrectal ultrasound (trus), where measurements can be made & volume calculated. This test is usually unnecessary as urinary obstruction is a clinical diagnosis, not completely related to size, and prostate medications are given to see if there is a response. ...Read more

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Do you think I could have an enlarged prostate if I am 30?

Do you think I could have an enlarged prostate if I am 30?

Possible: It is possible to have an enlarged prostate at age 30. Is there a family history of prostate disease or cancer? Urethral disorders may give some difficulty with voiding that are similar to prostate obstruction symptoms. You should be seen for a physical exam and urine studies. ...Read more

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Is it bad to drink too much water when you have an enlarged prostate?

Is it bad to drink too much water when you have an enlarged prostate?

Not necessarily: No it's not bad. Drinking lots of water is good for your body but the bad part of having a large prostate is you may have issues with needing to go urinate more often and more often at night with more fluid intake. ...Read more

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Should you drink 2 liters of water a day if you have an enlarged prostate?

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No, . ..: Drinking more water would not affect how your bladder and urethra work together, but just force kidneys to excrete more urine naturally resulting in peeing more often; this is true for humans with normally functioning kidneys. How much do we need to drink a day? To http://formefirst. Com/waterdrink. Html for detial and you decide... ...Read more

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Can an enlarged prostate cause e.D?

Unlikely: In general, prostatic enlargement is unrelated to erectile dysfunction. The only connection is that the incidence of both increase with age. ...Read more

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How do I shrink my enlarged prostate?

How do I shrink my enlarged prostate?

Medication.: The volume of an enlarge prostate can be reduced with medications called 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors, such as Finasteride and dutasteride. It may take a quite a long time, but the size of the prostate will decrease with treatment, as will episodes of urine obstruction. Although these medications are effective, patients that fail to improve with these medications may need a procedure. ...Read more

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What is the best medication for enlarged prostate?

What is the best medication for enlarged prostate?

Nothing or pills: How bad are your symptoms? If you just get up once a night, avoiding drinking in the evening may be the answer. With more severe symptoms there are medicines, alpha blockers (flomax), reductase inhibitors (proscar) sometimes taken together. Cialis taken long term may help which by the way improves erectile dysfunction. Each patient is different. I recommend assessment by an experienced urologist ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: enlarged prostate?

What is the definition or description of: enlarged prostate?

Increase size: Besides increased size. Voiding symptoms in the male. ...Read more

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Does orgasm help enlarged prostate?

Emptying Prostate: It can. But, not by itself, usually. First one must treat the underlying condition. I often have my guys with this problem start on an herb known as saw palmetto. And, especially the first week to empty their prostate gland with several ejaculations. If after one week the symptoms are improved then I have them stay on saw palmetto for ninety days. ...Read more

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Need natural cures for enlarged prostate?

Need natural cures for enlarged prostate?

See Link: This article discusses lifestyle changes, saw plametto, pygeum africanum, and grass pollen in the treatment of enlarged prostate, as well as more conventional treatments. Http://www. Umm. Edu/altmed/articles/benign-prostatic-000018.htm. ...Read more

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What is the remedy for enlarged prostate?

Options: Prostate size will shrink by 30% in many men on a combination of Alpha blocker (flomax (tamsulosin)) and 5 Alpha reductase inhibitor (proscar/avodart) after 6 months of therapy. Surgery obviously can reduce the size and is necessary sometimes if there is impingement of the urinary tract causing obstruction. Usually symptoms a re managed with Alpha blockers (flomax (tamsulosin) type meds) to improve urinary flow. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano
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Colonoscopy (Definition)

Colonoscopy is the procedure of using a long flexible camera to visualize the entire colon from the inside with the option to take pictures, video, perform biopsies, remove polyps, etc. Generally people are sedated and do ...Read more


Dr. James Krick
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Prostate Gland Enlargement (Definition)

The prostate is located between the bladder and the penis in a male. An enlarged prostate refers to a gland that is abnormally large. This can cause an inability to urinate. An enlarged prostate is very common in older men. ...Read more