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Is there a way to differentiate prostatitis and bph?

Is there a way to differentiate prostatitis and bph?

Yes: Differentiating prostatitis from BPH is done by clinical history. Other adjunctive studies also assist in the diagnosis as well. These include urinalysis, blood tests, rectal examination, and possible prostate ultrasound. ...Read more

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Dr. James Krick
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Bph (Definition)

Benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH) is the condition of enlargement of the prostate, which is an organ that is part of the male urinary system within the body. This can cause difficulty with urination (difficulty initiating urination, dribbling of urine). BPH is due to growth of tissues of the prostate, and is a different ...Read more


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How can prostatitis and or BPH be tested for and treated?

How can prostatitis and or BPH be tested for and treated?

Good doctor: Both of these need a doctor to take a history and then blood tests, urinalysis and rectal exam. The treatment according to these findings. ...Read more

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Are BPH and prostatitis the same thing?

Are BPH and prostatitis the same thing?

No: BPH means benign prostatic hyperplasia. This is the enlargement of the prostate that most men experience with age. Prostatitis is inflammation or infection of the prostate gland. ...Read more

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Is BPH caused by poor hygiene around the genitals? Is BPH just nonbacterial prostatitis?

Is BPH caused by poor hygiene around the genitals? Is BPH just nonbacterial prostatitis?

No: No to both questions. BPH is benign prostate hypertrophy. In BPH the prostate gets bigger and when symptomatic the urine stream changes, the bladder doesn't empty as well and one has to go more often to keep up with poor bladder emptying. ...Read more

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Could you please tell on the most frequent causes of the candida overgrowth? Can candida be the underlying cause of fatty liver, prostatitis and bph?

Could you please tell on the most frequent causes of the candida overgrowth? Can candida be the underlying cause of fatty liver, prostatitis and bph?

No: Please forgive my frankness one more time. Candida is not the cause of either illness. "candida overgrowth syndrome" has acquired no legitimacy during the 35 years of claims. You have some real health issues and you are doing yourself a disservice by focusing on "pop" internet disinformation websites. You need a real relationship with a real, evidence-based physician who you can trust. ...Read more

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Taking Flomax for 4 days .4.dose. Is it ok to stop? I've started pelvic floor therapy for prostatitis and want to go that route. no bph

Ask your doc: Ultimately, you're in charge & responsible for your own health. We're here as guides & navigators to assist you. Flomax (tamsulosin) is used (up to 0.8mg daily) to treat prostate enlargement aka BPH and (off-label) kidney stones. Chat w/dispensing doc about your wishes. Set a defined trial duration as well as reviewing signs of progression & worsening after which consider restarting Tamsulosin. ...Read more

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My dad 58 years old..Has recently had laser ablation of prostate for bph..Previously dignosed as prostatitis with uti.Now onfoley catheter ..Fever not reducing and doctors told he has micro abscess ?

Foley infection: BPH is of minimal concern at 58. Prostate ca in the 50's can be serious. An indwelling cath might be needed but frequently associated with UTI and microabscesses. Can be brought under control with the proper antibiotics. ...Read more

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Can prostate artery embolisation be used when the enlarged prostate is due to chronic bacterial prostatitis?

Can prostate artery embolisation be used when the enlarged prostate is due to chronic bacterial prostatitis?

For BPH: At your age(70) pr.art. emb. is one of the newer modalities to treat enlarged prostate when med fail.The enlarged prostate you have is almost surely due to BPH,assuming that there is no suspicion of prostate cancer by digital rectal exam or an abnormal PSA that was evaluated.BPH(benign prostatic hypertrophy)is not due to bacterial prostatitis. Hope this answers your question & that u see urologist ...Read more

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I have enlarged prostate and prostatitis, im having same issues again 2 years later, could it be something more or is prostatitis reoccuring problem?

I have enlarged prostate and prostatitis, im having same issues again 2 years later, could it be something more or is prostatitis reoccuring problem?

Yes it tends to recu: Prostatitis is often a recurrent problem. But it is not serious. So find a good doctor who can check you and treat you as and when needed. Do not run around looking for a quick resolution.....it may keep going for sometime unless you are luck to have it resolve in it sown. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Michaels
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Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (Definition)

Benign prostatic hyperplasia is also known as BPH. Benign prostatic hyperplasia (hypertrophy) is an enlargement of the prostate gland in males that can constrict the male urethra leading to retention of urine, feelings of urgency, etc. If severe enough, it can be treated with ...Read more


Dr. James Kuan
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Prostatitis (Definition)

Prostatitis is the swelling and inflammation of the prostate gland, which is a gland located beneath the bladder in men. Prostatitis usually results in painful and difficult urination, and there may be flu-like symptoms present. There are many causes of prostatitis, one of ...Read more