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Dr. Robert Carroll
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Prostate Diseases (Overview)

Prostate diseases include infectious and both benign (non-cancerous) and cancerous proliferative disorders of the prostate gland in males.


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What are most commonly diagnosed prostate diseases after 60?

What are most commonly diagnosed prostate diseases after 60?

BPH, prostate cancer: Benign prostatic hyperplasia storage symptoms include urinary frequency, urgency , urgency incontinence, and voiding at night (nocturia). Voiding symptoms include urinary stream, needing to wait for the stream to begin, stream starts and stops intermittently prostate cancer may cause pain, difficulty in urinating, problems during sexual intercourse, or erectile dysfunction. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Carroll
74 doctors shared insights

Prostate Diseases (Overview)

Prostate diseases include infectious and both benign (non-cancerous) and cancerous proliferative disorders of the prostate gland in males.


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What is the frequency the urinary symptoms of prostate diseases?

What is the frequency the urinary symptoms of prostate diseases?

Varies with disease: Benign prostatic hypertrophy, bph, is associated w. Urinary frequency day & more at night + slowing down of force & caliber of stream. Symptoms increase as obstrruction from enlarging prostate increases. Ultimately urinary retenention can occur. In time all symptomatic. Early to moderate prostate cancer can be symptom free, few have blood. All patients w prostatitis are symptomatic w pain +/or uti. ...Read more

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How are prostate diseases diagnosed? How do doctors know how severe it is?

How are prostate diseases diagnosed? How do doctors know how severe it is?

Several ways.: Prostate diseases are diagnosed a number of different ways: by assessing patient symptoms and signs, by physical exam, by imagining such as ct, mri, or ultrasound, cystoscopy, or by biopsy. Assessing severity depends on the type of prostate disease: BPH severity depends on symptoms and cystoscopic findings, cancer depends on biopsy grade & clinical stage, infection depends on symptoms and imaging. ...Read more

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Living with Coronary Artery Disease (Checklist)

Take meds as prescribed
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Exercise daily as recommended by your doctor or trainer
daily
Limit meat, dairy, and fats as much as possible
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Eat whole grains only - not white bread
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How will prostate disease treatment affect my continence?

How will prostate disease treatment affect my continence?

Continence: The prostate is located in a position in the urinary tract where any disease process can affect urinary control. I suggest that you see a urologist to discuss your concerns in more detail. www.peedoc.com @drhtay. ...Read more

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Can benign prostate diseases be prevented?

Can benign prostate diseases be prevented?

BPH: BPH is usually an inherited trait although some studies have shown a diet high in red-meat and fat content (western diet) can increase the risk as well. The use of medication after the age of 50 such as Finasteride or Dutasteride can slow down bph. Check w your doctor. ...Read more

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Managing Peripheral Vascular Disease (Checklist)

Try to continue walking
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Make sure risk factors are addressed (blood pressure, cholesterol)
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Inspect your feet daily -- call your MD with any wounds
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What are most commonly diagnosed prostate diseases after 60?

BPH, prostate cancer: Benign prostatic hyperplasia storage symptoms include urinary frequency, urgency , urgency incontinence, and voiding at night (nocturia). Voiding symptoms include urinary stream, needing to wait for the stream to begin, stream starts and stops intermittently prostate cancer may cause pain, difficulty in urinating, problems during sexual intercourse, or erectile dysfunction. ...Read more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Prostate (Definition)

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