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Normal Prostate Volume
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
No: 17 ml is not an enlarged prostate at all. Prostate infections can occur in prostates of all sizes. ...Read more
Prostate volume 80 cc, psa 4.5 - PVR 105 ml- 58 years old. Currently taking Urimax D. What should be further course of action?
Depends on more info: There is limited information in this question. I would be interested to know about symptoms and psa numbers in past. Based just on the information provided, I would recommend a prostate biopsy to rule out prostate cancer. If the biopsy is negative, you may consider a medication such as finasteride or dutasteride to reduce the size of the prostrate. Of course, there are side effects with meds. ...Read more
My prostate mildly enlarged in size, 39x35x31mm, volume is 23.6, what can I expect about this diagnosis?
Not to worry.: The size of the prostate is not as important as the symptoms the prostate can cause. Many large volume prostates cause no urinary bother, and some smaller prostates do. If you are having greater urinary urgency, frequency, nighttime voids, weak stream, or incomplete emptying of the bladder, see a urologist for evaluation. Otherwise, a volume of 23.6g is not in itself, significant. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my prostate mildly enlarged in size, 39x35x31mm, volume is 23.6, told me about the diagnosis?
Prostate: The volume of your prostate is actually normal size. It is the symptoms which will dictate if medicine will be needed such as frequency urgency difficulty urinating ...Read more
No: Hi volume ejaculates are not indicative of disease. There are multiple factors that determine a high versus low volume ejaculate but is usually not a problem. ...Read more
Prostate gland: is slightly enlarged in size 26 gms. No SOL seen. Post void residual volume= 13ml. Borderline prostatomegaly need Worry? Diet change?
Don't worry: 26 gm Prostate and 13 cc residual are very normal for 48yo male. Nothing here to cause worry ...Read more
I have a problem with my semen volume; and according to my urologist I have prostate atrophy, what could be causing this?
Usually unclear.: Prostate atrophy is not an easy diagnosis to make unless you have had a prostate biopsy showing atrophic tissue. This condition is most commonly seen in patients who take antiandrogenic medication for prostate cancer, but can happen after severe prostatic infection, blockage, or blood supply problems to the prostate. If you are having difficulty fathering a child, see a male infertility expert. ...Read more
Would a Endocrinologist be able to check your sperm volume and count along with giving you prostate exam and checking your penis and testicles?
Here are some. ..: Its "normal" size of adult men of 20-35 is around 20-30 cc. As men age, its size may increase with widely variable pace and degree. And its enlarged size is not always linearly related with heir degree in slowing urine flow. Not infrequently, some men still voids well with good urine flow and emptying bladder even though their prostate has grown to 35-150 cc or bigger. In my view, that size coould ...Read more
Yes: Most men are a little anxious about having a prostate exam. It consists of the physician placing the index finger into the rectum to feel the prostate to assess for size, consistency, and nodules. This digital examination and a blood test called psa are screening tests employed to help detect prostate cancer. ...Read more
Here are some. ..: Normal tissue texture on prostate ultrasound exam usually denotes the presence of benign prostate enlargement, for which no treatment / intervention is required unless the man has slowing urine flow, not emptying well, superimposed UTI, etc. See urologist timely and don't wait until having extreme irritative and obstructive voiding symptoms. ...Read more
Why?: Because he has a prostate and sh like this happens to us as we get older. ...Read more
Could I use a normal household item, or something from the hardware store, to shrink my enlarged prostate?
Never: There are no household items you can use to "shrink" the prostate gland. In fact, this would be very dangerous and can cause permanent damage. It is only treated with prescribed medications or surgery depending on the symptoms. See a urologist if you have difficulty with urination. ...Read more
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No: Having an enlarged prostate is normal in the aging male patient. A males get older, the enlarged prostate will continue to become larger. The prostate can become 2 to 3 times the normal size and still be benign. This can lead to urinary symptoms which may be bothersome. A routine physical examination and blood test can detect if cancer is present. ...Read more
Who told you that: The only way to know the size of your prostate is thru a transrectal ultrasound which I think is unlikely you had that done at age 25 if you are having urinary problems, see a urologist. ...Read more
Yes: That is the nature of chronic prostatitis - symptoms may come and go with flare ups. ...Read more
Here are some. ..: The value of prostate US is to know its size, shape, tissue texture & zoning, any obvious tumor so to perform biopsy to the suspicious spots accurately. But the indication for Ca-P by seeing hypoechoic lesion is not infallible. Seeing variable number of stones in it is common but carries no clinical significance to suspect prostatitis or Ca-P. More detail? Ask Doc timely. ...Read more
Had biopsy on prostate today. Is it normal to have disharge looking like particals. Look likemeat.?
Biopsy: Men often can pass blood tissue debris after a prostate biopsy. ...Read more
Prostate hurts after ejaculation? Has been hurting for 2 days. Why? Should get checked? Or normal? Lifestyle change?
Should get checked: It is not normal. First, by seeing a doctor you could confirm that where you are experiencing the pain does suggest that the prostate is the likely problem. Ejaculation shouldn't cause prostatitis, but if the pain IS coming from your prostate, then inflammation or infection are probable causes. Your doctor can culture prostate secretions leading to an effective antibiotic treatment. Good wishes:) ...Read more
I am a 27-year old guy. My ultrasound said I have normal-sized prostate with approx. Weight of 23grms. (4.38x2.87x3.54cm). What does it mean?
Enlarged prostate: Causes symptoms such as frequent urination because it can constrict the urethra. It can also cause discomfort. The good news is that yours is of normal size. If your doc ordered an ultrasound you likely reported other symptoms. Stay w/him/her until they get get resolved. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Prostate massage I have been experimenting with prostate massage and milking. I only get a small amount of clear fluid and I think I should be getting more. What is a normal amount of fluid should I get when milking?
Max 3.2 ng:
Sensitivity of prostatic acid phosphatase is very low 39% of the prostatic carcinomas acid phosphatase level was below the upper limit of normal fixed at 3.2ng. Specificity is high t 96% of cases with abnormally high ri acid phosphatase levels, the diagnosis was adenocarcinoma.
In the absence of bone metastases high acid phosphatase level is predictive of lymph node involvement in 90%. ...Read more
Average sizes: A healthy adult prostate measures around 1.6 x 1 x 1.2 inches, and a normal adult testicle measures around 3cm x 2-4cm x 3-5cm. The size of the prostate can increase with age and the size of the testicles can decrease with age, both of which are normal. ...Read more
While the percent of men with prostate cancer increases with age, it is not normal to have cancer cells at age 60.
The chart below shows the percent of men with prostate cancer vs age.
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
Prostate Hypertrophy: I do not understand what you mean by 'prostate report'. If you have a blood test there is no correlation between a psa test and a large boggy prostate gland causing you difficulties emptying your bladder. There is no such report to be had. There is just the diagnosis of prostate hypertrophy....Which is the most common cause of frequent urination or bladder infection and frequent urination. ...Read more
What is lateral lobe hyperplasia in relation to the prostate? My cystoscope was normal, but I saw it on the report.
Have had mild rt side groin paid intermittently since prostate surg 9 mo ago. Seems aggravated by lifting. Is this normal?
As above: U should not be lifting heavy things after a procedure like that, but if things r getting worse see u surgeon for evaluation and advise. ...Read more
I still have no control over urination a month after prostate surgery. Is this normal? Will my condition improve with time?
May improve: Most cases of urinary incontinence follow radical prostatectomy for prostate cancer. Most of these slowly improve with time, up to a few months, but, significant % remain incontinent. Incontinence after surgery for BPH (benign) will not improve. You might be a candidate for an artificial urinary sphincter if incontinence persists - this is best performed by an experienced implanter. ...Read more
Why does prostate hurt after ejaculation? Dull constant pain and hurts more when tightens. Lifestyle change? Normal? Help? Why?
Prostatitis: Sounds like prostatitis, which is inflammation of the prostate. This can be caused by infection, though patients who sit for long, continuous periods of time may also develop symptoms. Best to see a urologist, who can do a urinalysis to ensure no infection is present. A digital exam of the prostate with prostate massage can also be done to look for infection. NSAIDS/sitz baths can be helpful ...Read more
In any normal situation, should a prostate exam cause or possibly irritate/infect the prostate? Had an exam now butthole/maybe prostate hurts?
How high would DHT need to be for it to be treated? In general would it be ok to treat a abnormal DHT even if a digital prostate exam was normal?
Treat symptoms: We do not treat high Dht levels for the numbers sake. We treat the symptoms that are the effects of high dht, such as prostate enlargement and the effects of lower urinary tract symptoms caused by dht. ...Read more
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