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Prostate enlargment bph. Do I see urologist for help?

Prostate enlargment bph. Do I see urologist for help?

BPH: Being the urologist i would personally you start with us, but your primary care may be a alternative. Make sure a rectal exam, urinalysis, and psa are done before initiating treatment. Alpha blockers such as flomax, uroxatrol, or rapaflo (silodosin) are good starting points. ...Read more

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Dr. James Krick
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Bph (Definition)

BPH is abbrev of benign prostate hyperplasia, which is a general, confusing, clinical term for men's trouble to void although it is a pathological term to describe microscopic increase in number & size of glandular cells in the prostate, starting as early as age 30. For better use, LUTS is proposed to replace BPH. More? ...Read more


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Can you have chronic prostitis without an enlarged prostate? Comes and goes and seems to be triggered by masterbation/sex. Urologist found nothing.

Can you have chronic prostitis without an enlarged prostate? Comes and goes and seems to be triggered by masterbation/sex. Urologist found nothing.

Here are some...: Glad you self-identified the sequence of events; so, moderate the frequency of sex and masturbation, and see what may evolve over time. Chronic prostatitis has been overused, misused, and even abused as the diagnosis for voiding symptoms in some men without confirmative evidence but by symptoms alone. Note: Prostate size is not always proportional to the degree of voiding symptoms. So, see urology ...Read more

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I've had an enlarged prostate and burning durin urination. I had a negative cystoscope and the urologist said there's nothing else. Now what?

I've had an enlarged prostate and burning durin urination. I had a negative cystoscope and the urologist said there's nothing else. Now what?

Prostatitis: Enlargement of the prostate in a 27-year-old male is almost always due to the information associated with prostatitis. This is a clinical diagnosis not really confirmed by cystoscopy. You might want to get another opinion. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with enlarged prostate and the urologist aske me to bring sperm for test.What sickness can be track by doing sperm test?

I was diagnosed with enlarged prostate and the urologist aske me to bring sperm for test.What sickness can be track by doing sperm test?

Uncertain: Asking for a semen sample would be an unusual request in the process of evaluation and management of enlarged prostate. Unless you are being evaluated for infertility or have recently had a vasectomy, it is hard to imagine why you would be asked for a semen (sperm) sample. ...Read more

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Urologist wants me to try Proscar (finasteride) for BPH (30 to 40 gm size). Debatable help at this size. Reading about Post-Finasteride Syndrome. Concerned.

Urologist wants me to try Proscar (finasteride) for BPH (30 to 40 gm size).  Debatable help at this size.  Reading about Post-Finasteride Syndrome.  Concerned.

Symptoms: Would recommend trying it. If it does not help with your symptoms you will have an extra reason not to take. If it does work discuss with your urologist at followup visit about post-finasteride syndrome. ...Read more

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Bloated stomach, feeling urge urinate, double void feel blocked no uti no bph tests all normal from urologists. Itch uretha no sti. What is it?

Bloated stomach, feeling urge urinate, double void feel blocked no uti no bph tests all normal from urologists. Itch uretha no sti. What is it?

Food sensitivity?: That's one possibility. Consider getting a food sensitivity lab test. Great Plains Laboratory in Kansas US has a good one done w/dried blood spot. Probiotics may be helpful. Doctor Ohira is a good brand. Stick w/your docs. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Onflomax for BPH and starting super beta prostate. If it doesn't work for me is it ok to switch to saw palmetto? How long should I wait for it to work

Onflomax for BPH and starting super beta prostate. If it doesn't work for me is it ok to switch to saw palmetto? How long should I wait for it to work

Thanks for asking!: I was an investigator in an nih study adressing this question. The results were published and there was no difference between placebo and saw palmetto. ...Read more

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Dr. Austina Cho
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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


Dr. Michael Michaels
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Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (Definition)

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