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Dr. Creighton Wright
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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. Creighton Wright
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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Prostate (Tip)

As with many other things in life, "size" does matter-the larger your prostate/more symptomatic. ...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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Prostate (Tip)

Prostate-healthy=heart-healthy diet. Add zinc (25-50 mg) and vit d3 to diet. Avoid decongestants/... ...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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Prostate (Tip)

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

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What can cause prostate pain?

Here are some ...: The fundamental cause is irritation to the nerve endings near, on, or inside the prostate by inflammation - infection, or by referring pain from the disorders of regional muscles, joints, and nerves so leading to the puzzles and debates on CP / CPPS as acronyms of chronic prostatitis / chronic pelvic pain syndrome. More? Ask treating urologist timely. ...Read more

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Is prostate massage dangerous?

Is prostate massage dangerous?

Vigorous massage is: Prostate massage is used in clinical practice rarely to diagnose chronic bacterial prostatitis. If used to achieve an intense orgasm, it should be done carefully, as vigorous massage may result in damage to the nearby thin rectal lining, stricture of the membranous urethra, or possibly epididymitis. If a patient has acute bacterial prostatitis, vigorous massage may seed the blood with bacteria. ...Read more

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Prostate (Tip)

Saw palmetto is an herbal treatment for prostate enlargement. ...See more

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Is chocolate bad for prostate?

Is chocolate bad for prostate?

Looking for evidence: Looking for evidence that chocolate is bad for the prostate, but only came across online sites saying that in younger men, drinking alcohol or consuming too much caffeine (especially coffee) can irritate the prostate and cause frequent urination (so, eliminating them from the diet may decrease prostatitis symptoms). Chocolate has caffeine. Other reported irritants include tobacco and spicy foods. ...Read more

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Prostate (Tip)

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

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What food irritates the prostate?

What food irritates the prostate?

Several: Alcohol is a known irritant. Also caffeine, fried foods, and spicy foods -- especially those with peppers. ...Read more

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What is a s a connected to prostate?

Anesthesiology use: Asa classification is use by anesthesiologists to grade general medical status of a patient. I.E asa 1 = perfectly healthy, asa 2 = 1 or 2 non serious co-morbidities which should be noted, but should not interfere with adminstration of anesthesia. Asa3 = serious co-morbidities such as hemophilia, recent heart attack etc. Which may seriously affect patient during anesthesia +/or surgery. ...Read more

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Prostate (Tip)

Don't ignore problems with your urine flow as it may represent a problem with your prostate. ...See more

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Is something wrong with my prostate?

Is something wrong with my prostate?

See your physician.: Prostate problems can range from infection & inflammation, to enlargement & cancer. In younger men, infections & inflammation are the biggest concerns. Symptoms are mostly with urination, include burning & pain, voiding difficultly, and urethral discharge. If you are having any of these symptoms or are concerned, see your primary doctor who will refer you to a urologist if there is a problem. ...Read more