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Parathyroid Gland (Definition)

There are four pea sized parathyroid glands located behind your thyroid gland, two on each side. These glands secrete a hormone which is resonsible for your calcium balance. These glands can enlarge to secrete too much hormone causing symptoms and sometimes requiring surgical intervention. Thyroid surgery can also put these glands at risk, although in experienced ...Read more


Dr. James Lin Dr. Lin
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Could you recommend some alternate medicine for prostate glands enlargement.?

Dr. James Lin Dr. Lin
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Could you recommend some alternate medicine for prostate glands enlargement.?

None, although...: All touted supplements as alternative medicine for prostate enlargement have not been proven to be effective as claimed, ; their ingredients are about the same including saw palmetto, pygeum, some pollen, vitamins, zinc, selenium, lycopene, amino acids, etc. So, i wouldn't openly recommend their use, but you may try with available money ; own risk. Current mainstay of rx is 5-alpha reductase inhib. ...Read more

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Prostate gland enlargement (Tip)

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

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I have heard prostate gland enlargement can lead to erectile dysfunction, how can I know whethere i suffer from the same?

I have heard prostate gland enlargement can lead to erectile dysfunction, how can I know whethere i suffer from the same?

Prostate and ED: Prostate enlargement and erectile dysfunction are two separate issues which may be treated at times with similar medication (pde5inhibitor= viagra, (sildenafil) cialis, levitra) which is likely where you may have drawn the similarity between the two conditions. Both conditions need to be evaluated by your urologist. Signs of prostate enlargement include difficulty with urinating, urinary frequency. ...Read more

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I am experiencing glans, urethral discharge, cloudy urine, frequent urination, pain with urination, sudden urge to urinate, testicular pain, bladder pain, painful ejaculation, scrotal mass, and prostate gland enlargement. I am not experiencing side pain.

I am experiencing glans, urethral discharge, cloudy urine, frequent urination, pain with urination, sudden urge to urinate, testicular pain, bladder pain, painful ejaculation, scrotal mass, and prostate gland enlargement. I am not experiencing side pain.

Infection, STD?: Clearly you have some sort of infection. Your symptoms suggest possibly advanced infection with an STD, especially gonorrhea or perhaps chlamyida. Other infections also are possible. See a doctor or clinic ASAP for diagnosis and treatment. Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Harvey Fishman Dr. Fishman
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Prostate gland enlargement (Tip)

Flomax (tamsulosin) can cause floppy iris syndrome during cataract surgery. ...See more

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What to do if I have many symptoms of enlarged prostate gland and i'm becoming worried. What could happen?

See urologist timely: Prostate size is not always linearly related with voiding symptoms. Voiding symptoms for a 34-y-o man may result from poor relaxation of bladder neck or urethral stricture. To detail & elaborate possible causes for troubling voiding in an individual young man, go to see a urologist for proper evaluation and Rx. 400-letter space and online discussion are not enough to detail, So, again, go to see.. ...Read more

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Can a cystoscopy detect an enlarged prostate gland?

Can a cystoscopy detect an enlarged prostate gland?

Yes: Cystoscopy is the test of choice for evaluating the bladder by visual examination. It can also visualize the inner part of the prostate (prostatic urethra) that lines the urethra. When there is enlargement, the degree of obstruction and the length of prostate can be measured. ...Read more

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Prostate gland enlargement (Tip)

If you take flomax, (tamsulosin) do make sure you inform your ophthalmologist before cataract surgery. ...See more

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How one can live with kidney cysts and enlarged prostate gland?

How one can live with kidney cysts and enlarged prostate gland?

BPH and Renal Cysts: Enlarged prostate (BPH) results from an increase number of cells in the gland. Medicines to shrink or relax the prostate are sufficient for many. Some require surgery. Simple kidney cysts arise for unclear reasons but are harmless. When cysts are more complex or cause kidney dysfunction, evaluation and treatment, usually with close follow up, are critical. Bph and cysts are common benign problems. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the better treatment for enlarged prostate gland?

Please help! what is the better treatment for enlarged prostate gland?

BPH treatments: The best treatment choice for you depends on several factors, including how much troublesome your symptoms are, the size of your prostate, other health conditions you may have, and your age. Drugs that can help reduce BPH are alpha-blockers, 5 Alpha reductase inhibitors or a combination of the the drug classes. Another newer treatment is with daily 5 mg doses of tadalafil. See a urologist ...Read more

Dr. Joe Littlejohn Dr. Littlejohn
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Prostate gland enlargement (Tip)

Be cautious regarding possible urinary retention when taking nasal decongestants. ...See more

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Does an enlarged prostate gland necessarily lead to increased frequency of urination?

Does an enlarged prostate gland necessarily lead to increased frequency of urination?

No, not necessarily.: Though men with enlarged prostates tend to have more urinary symptoms, there is no clear correlation between prostate volume and urinary bother. Prostates increase in size because nodules of tissue within the prostate enlarge. If a nodule starts to block urine outflow, you can get urinary frequency even with a relatively small prostate. Some men with very large prostates have minimal bother. ...Read more

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Prostate gland enlargement (Tip)

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

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Urinary retention from an enlarged prostate gland what are treatment choices?

Urinary retention from an enlarged prostate gland what are treatment choices?

Urinary retention: If you are currently in retention and can't pee at all, go to the er. Immediate treatment choices include a bladder catheter that stays in, or passing a catheter in and out a few times a day to empty. Chronic retention needs a urologic work up to determine cause - is it an obstructed bladder, or is the bladder not working? Treatment varies depending on the underlying cause. See your urologist! ...Read more

Swollen Neck Glands (Definition)

You have a series of glands made up of lymph tissue that run along under your jaw (both sides) and under the muscle that runs from behind your ear down to your collarbone. (scm muscle) . In the presence of infection they become swollen. They feel tender and bigger than usual. If you have these you should see your doctor for a ...Read more


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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