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Dr. James Krick
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Prostate Gland Enlargement (Overview)

The prostate is located between the bladder and the penis in a male. An enlarged prostate refers to a gland that is abnormally large. This can cause an inability to urinate. An enlarged prostate is very common in older men.


Dr. James Krick
272 doctors shared insights

Prostate Gland Enlargement (Overview)

The prostate is located between the bladder and the penis in a male. An enlarged prostate refers to a gland that is abnormally large. This can cause an inability to urinate. An enlarged prostate is very common in older men.


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

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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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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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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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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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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Prostate gland enlargement (Tip)

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

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Prostate gland enlargement (Tip)

Limit caffeine and alcohol intake because they can make you urinate more. ...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

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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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

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My uncle just undergone TURP for enlarged prostate gland. Post surgery he has hypotonic bladder. Is it curable!? What is the treatment

My uncle just undergone TURP for enlarged prostate gland. Post surgery he has hypotonic bladder. Is it curable!? What is the treatment

Difficult problem: If recent there may still be recovery, the first step in treatment is a good evaluation, usually with urodynamic studies to determine if it is truly a weak bladder vs a persistent obstruction. If the bladder is weak, but he can void and does not experience repeat infections then it may be best to do nothing beyond behavioral strategies. The only real treatment is a catheter, preferably self-cath. ...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

Dr. Sheila Smith
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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