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Please tell me, could an np perform a physical and prostrate exam?

Please tell me, could an np perform a physical and prostrate exam?

Yes: A nurse practitioner is a fully trained provider who can do a complete physical examination, including a prostate exam. ...Read more

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I am a 55 ole male how can I decrease chances of enlarged prostrate and how often should I have a prostrate exam?

I am a 55 ole male how can I decrease chances of enlarged prostrate and how often should I have a prostrate exam?

Enlarged prostate: Ep is a normal part of aging. It is only problematic if it causes urinary symptoms that are bothersome to you. If you are at increased risk of prostate cancer (i.e. You have a family history of it, are of african descent, or your psa has been high previously), it should be checked annually. If you are not at increased risk, it should be checked every two years, if you decide you want screening. ...Read more

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Husband had a prostrate ultrasound and report said; measurement 49 times 39 times 30, contained some internal calcifications, and is mildly prominent. Otherwise unremarkable exam. Is this concerning?

Husband had a prostrate ultrasound and report said; measurement 49 times 39 times 30, contained some internal calcifications, and is mildly prominent. Otherwise unremarkable exam. Is this concerning?

No: This sounds like a pretty unremarkable prostate ultrasound. The prostate is on the large side; calcifications are common and not concerning. Depending on what else is going on, this seems overall reassuring. ...Read more

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Would you advise for a prostrate exam as part of my annual physical? I'm 66 and was treated successfully for a retinal melanoma 10 years ago.

Would you advise for a prostrate exam as part of my annual physical? I'm 66 and was treated successfully for a retinal melanoma 10 years ago.

Prostate exam: See: http://www. Cancer. Org/cancer/prostatecancer/moreinformation/prostatecancerearlydetection/prostate-cancer-early-detection-acs-recommendations Digital rectal exam is important part of health assessment. ...Read more

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Had a urologist give me a digital rectal exam and I have an inflamed prostrate. He just told me it will get better and take acidophilus, is this true?

Had a urologist give me a digital rectal exam and I have an inflamed prostrate. He just told me it will get better and take acidophilus, is this true?

Congestion: The urologist probably felt that your prostate gland was congested rather than infected. If the gland was infected a course of antibiotics would be indicated. Acidophilis shouldn't harm you. Sitting in a tub of warm water is soothing, also. ...Read more

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What is prostrate?

What is prostrate?

Prostrate: Could mean either a plant or bowing as sign of spiritual respect in prayers. ...Read more

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Do women have prostrates?

Do women have prostrates?

No: Women do not have prostate glands. However, women can "prostrate", which means to "cast oneself face down onto the ground in humility, submission, or adoration" or "to lay flat on the ground". The two words are spelled differently. ...Read more

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Can I check my own prostrate?

Can I check my own prostrate?

Not Easily: Can't say I have much direct experience, but this would probably be an ineffective approach. Even if you can reach your prostate, you'd have to know what to look for. Consider leaving this to a professional. ...Read more

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Does superbata prostrate work?

Does superbata prostrate work?

To a degree: Super-beta prostate contains beta-sitosterol, a plant agent that some studies have shown has some beneficial effects on mild-moderate benign prostate enlargement (BPH) & apparently without the side effects of rx meds. Discuss w/ your pcp/urologist if this product may b adequate for your symptoms. Beta-sitosterol also blocks cholesterol from being absorbed from foods; so it can be heart-healthy too. ...Read more

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How do keep healthy prostrate?

How do keep healthy prostrate?

Healthy Prostate: Good morning

it is important to keep your prostate healthy by emptying it on a regular basis with regular ejaculation. Good nutrition is also key. There are numerous men who also keep the size and swelling under control with an herb known as saw palmetto.

One of the surprise scientific truths is that the longer one is sexually active the less risk of prostate cancer. ...Read more

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Enlarged prostrate symptoms?

Enlarged prostrate symptoms?

Frequent urination: Hi! Men typically experience urinary symptoms when the prostate is enlarged. BPH (benign prostatic hyper trophy) causes increase in urination, incomplete emptying of the bladder, dribbling, leaking, slow stream, hesitation upon starting urine. There are supplements like saw palmetto and lycopene, as well as prescription meds that can improve symptoms. ...Read more

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Is prostrate gland dangerous?

Not generally.: It usually occupies a remote and quiet corner of the body. It spends its life in silent service occasionally causing nocturnal urinary symptoms in older age. Less commonly it is the source of prostate cancer, but dangerous? I think not. ...Read more

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What is the procedure for an enlarged prostrate?

What is the procedure for an enlarged prostrate?

Prostrate: If your examination for the prostrate is normal and the PSA is normal but you still have problems passing urine, a trial of medication can be done. Important issue is that a normal PSA does not rule out cancer and an abnormal PSA does not rule in cancer. Usually if your PSA is progressively increasing on serial testing biopsy is required. TURP is the surgery for benign prostate Hypertrophy. SEE GP ...Read more

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Is prostrate surgery more helpful than chemo?

Is prostrate surgery more helpful than chemo?

Yes: Early prostate cancer is best treated with surgery or radiation. For prostate cancer that has spread hormonal manipulations are next. Chemotherapy is down the line. ...Read more

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Jusg learned I have an enlarged prostrate and am using testostrone, us that a problem?

Jusg learned I have an enlarged prostrate and am using testostrone, us that a problem?

R/O Prostate Ca: The main concern in this situation is making sure there is no worry about the possibilty of prostate cancer. If the psa is normal and the prostate exam is normal I have no concerns about offering testosterone replacement, though I do have a lower threshold in reccommending prostate biospy. ...Read more

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What happens if Prostrate cancer reoccurs after TURP.?

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What happens if Prostrate cancer reoccurs after TURP.?

Prostate cancer: Not all prostate cancers requires tx. Tx decision depends on staging, PSA, gleason score, etc. TURP is used to treat BPH, or symptomatic prostate cancer. But it does not cure prostate cancer because it only removes portion of prostate. Early stage prostate cancer is usually treated with radical prostectomy or radiation. Thus if prostate cancer re-occurs, can consider above options. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for prostrate cancer.?

What are the treatments for prostrate cancer.?

Many: There re many options for the treatment of prostate cancer. They depend upon the stage, age and health of the person, and aggressiveness of the cancer. A health care team composed of a urologist, medical oncologist, and radiation oncologist can counael regarding options. ...Read more

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In what way is calcification of the prostrate gland treated?

Treated, if symptoms: If you do not have symptoms and calcifications do not associated with malignancy, leave them. ...Read more

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Do prostate messages help the prostrate?

Do prostate messages help the prostrate?

Prostate Massage: Yes, and no. It can increase the emptying of the prostate with ejaculation. It can increase the pleasure of the orgasm if your partner is doing this during your sexual play. There is no medical reason not to do it. ...Read more

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Could a man live without a prostrate gland?

Could a man live without a prostrate gland?

Yes absolutely: Many men live just fine w/o their prostate gland as a result of treatment for either benign prostate hyperplasia/hypertrophy or for prostate cancer. ...Read more

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Is a prostrate 5.4cm wide serious medically?

Is a prostrate 5.4cm wide serious medically?

No: Prostate size varies from person to person, and can grow as you age. Unless there are any suspicious areas or if your flow and urinary symptoms are bothersome, or you are unable to empty the bladder, that would be more concerning. The width alone is of no real consequence. ...Read more

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What's causea prostrate infetion n how's is it treated?

What's causea prostrate infetion n how's is it treated?

Prostatitis: Prostatitis is most often caused by gram negative bacteria native to ones GI tract. Only occasionally is it thought to truly be a sexually transmitted disease. Because there is no way of identifying the organism as in other infections, antibiotics to cover the possibility of std are usually prescribed as treatment. ...Read more

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Best medications n home remedies for Benine prostrate hyperplasia?

Best medications n home remedies for Benine prostrate hyperplasia?

Variety of choices: Herbal prep saw palmetto is effective in some men. Prescription medications include doxazosin, prazosin, tamulosin, and low dose Cialis. You should speak with your physician about these and other options. ...Read more

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How far apart can prostrate biopsy be done if I need a second opinion?

How far apart can prostrate biopsy be done if I need a second opinion?

Take tissue blocks: You can ask pathology department to give you (or they can send themself) tissue cell block or blocks with your core biopsies and slides, to your second opinion doctor. In this case you do not need to have biopsy again, at least until you hear second opinion.
Be well. Thank you for question. ...Read more

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What are typical signs of enlarged prostrate and do they last longer than one day?

What are typical signs of enlarged prostrate and do they last longer than one day?

Yes: An enlarged prostate is a chronic condition and the symptoms usually progress. The symptoms can include slowing of urinary flow, trouble starting a stream feeling of incomplete emptying, straining to void. ...Read more