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Can the removal of the prostate gland prevent erection?

Can the removal of the prostate gland prevent erection?

No if...: Total prostate removal will not affect the ability to get erection if the blood vessels and nerves supplying the penis and its surrounding tissue or organs are well preserved; if not preserved, ED ensues. Also, note: One would not expect to see ejaculation such as that after radical prostatectomy for prostate cancer. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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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


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What is the prostate gland? 

What is the prostate gland? 

Here are some...: It is a gland right below/next to urinary bladder, which is known of secreting fluid to nurture sperms as well as acting like a gate guard for preventing UTI, and will increase in size as men age. More details? Ask doc timely. Best wishes... ...Read more

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What causes enlargement of the prostate gland?

What causes enlargement of the prostate gland?

Here are some...: The precise reason for prostate enlargement is still unclear although some subtle sex hormonal imbalance along aging process has been speculated and blamed for its occurrence. Of note, problems to void notably with slow urine flow is not linearly proportional with the degree of prostate enlargement alone. More? Ask doc timely. Best wishes... ...Read more

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What r the best natural ways to shrink the prostate gland?

See below...: Short answer, nothing. Prostatic enlargement is a normal process that occurs in every man as they age. If there are no bothersome, associated symptoms (e.g. Troubles with urination), it's nothing to worry about. There are no "natural", herbal, or alternative medical therapies that have been shown to arrest this process in any meaningful way. ...Read more

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What would happen if the prostate gland failed to add its contribution?

Small volume: Most of the secretions in ejaculate come from the prostate so the volume would appear very small (like less than 15% what it should be). ...Read more

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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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What medication is prescribed for a prostate gland which is enlarged in size?

Prostate: Generally the size of the prostate is not as significant as the presence of obstructive or irritative voiding symptoms. These can occur with various prostate sizes. Alpha blocker drugs improve symptoms by relaxing the prostate and 5-alpha reductase inhibitors work by shrinking the prostate. ...Read more

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Is there any special test only to measure the precise size and weight of prostate gland ?

Is there any special test only to measure the precise size and weight of prostate gland ?

TRUS: Transrectal ultrasound is the most accurate of assessing volume in ml (which is roughly equivilant to weight in grams) of the prostate. ...Read more

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Is there a treatment for the prostate gland that uses microwaves?

Yes: There is a procedure called transurethral microwave therapy for the prostate for benign enlargement that causes urinary symptoms. It uses hi energy to heat the prostate to cause it to swhrink over the next few months. It is an office procedure performed as an outpatient. ...Read more

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