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Dr. Warren Foster
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Prostate (Overview)

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 conditions affecting male health.


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Can an enlarged prostate cause e.D?

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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Dr. Warren Foster
7 doctors shared insights

Prostate (Overview)

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 conditions affecting male health.


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Why the prostate grows?

Why the prostate grows?

Testosterone ...: The prostate grows as we age, probably due to the cumulative effect of male hormones (androgens) such as testosterone which men produce throughout their lives. The prostate is dependent on testosterone for growth, a fact we use in treatment of enlarged prostate with drugs such as Finasteride which blocks the conversion of testosterone to its active form ...Read more

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Being a Healthy Man (Tip)

Being a Healthy Man

Men over 50 should have regular prostate exams and psa exams. ...See more

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What is prostate massage?

What is prostate massage?

Rectal examination: This is where a finger is placed into the rectum and the prostate gland is palpated and gently massaged to help express secretions. This can help decrease the symptoms of prostatitis in some men. ...Read more

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What makes a prostate hurt?

What makes a prostate hurt?

Lots of things: Infection of the prostate, prostatitis is the most common. See your provider for an exam and urine sample. ...Read more

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Being a Healthy Man (Tip)

Being a Healthy Man

Don't wait until its too late; do get a prostate exam per your doctor's recommendation. ...See more

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Why is the prostate removed?

Prostatectomy: Prostate is removed because of benign prostate hyperplasia causing urinary obstruction to relieve obstruction carcinoma of prostate in some cases. ...Read more

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How big is my prostate at 19?

Your age: Your age is a rough estimate, although it probably overestimates the size. So, maybe 19 cc. ...Read more

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Being a Healthy Man (Tip)

Being a Healthy Man

Adequate sunlight has been shown to reduce your risk for prostate cancer. ...See more