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Doctor insights on: Prostate Gland Removal

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Will removal of testes cure prostate cancer?

Will removal of testes cure prostate cancer?

A type of treatment.: Testicular removal, or surgical castration, is not a cure for prostate cancer. It is used as a type of androgen deprivation therapy (adt) in cases where the cancer has spread, or metastasized. Adt aims to deprive the cancer of testosterone, which fuels its progression and spread. Often, adt is not surgical but accomplished through medication. ...Read more

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


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What causes PSA levels to increase after prostate removal due to prostate gland enlargement (benign prostatic hyperplasia)?

What causes PSA levels to increase after prostate removal due to prostate gland enlargement (benign prostatic hyperplasia)?

Increased levels of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) in your blood can be a sign of prostate cancer: However, cancer is just one of several possible causes of increased PSA. Prostate tissue normally releases small amounts of PSA into your blood. When the prostate grows, PSA levels increase. When the entire prostate is removed, PSA levels fall close to zero. Most procedures used to treat an enlarged prostate remove only part of the prostate, which partially decreases PSA levels. After any enlarged prostate procedure, a number of factors can cause PSA levels to go up again. For example: Prostate cancer. , Recurrent benign prostate growth. , Inflammation of prostate tissue (prostatitis). . If you have increasing PSA levels after surgery for enlarged prostate, your doctor might recommend: A wait-and-see approach. , Medication. , Additional tests. ...Read more

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Could thymus gland regrow?

Could thymus gland regrow?

Ususally not: Thymus usually regresses after reaching maximum size at puberty. It becomes infiltrated with fat during regression. It can enlarge with tumors such as thymoma and thymolipoma. Also hormone associated with hyperthyroidism or graves disease in adolescence can stimulate thymus to overgrow. Otherwise thymus remains dormant in older people. ...Read more

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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

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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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Is removal of testis helps in prostate cancer treatment?

Is removal of testis helps in prostate cancer treatment?

Yes: Prostate cancer cells generally require testosterone for growth so orchiectomy or medications can remove testosterone from the male system and this arrest cancer growth. ...Read more

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Purpose of mammary gland removal in breast?

Purpose of mammary gland removal in breast?

Most of the time: The reason a breast is removed is cancer. The second largest reason would be in woman with many lumps who are tired of having to continually have them removed. Removing a breast for other reasons would be extremely rare. ...Read more

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Is testicular removal a cure for prostate cancer?

Is testicular removal a cure for prostate cancer?

No.: Testicular removal, or surgical castration, is not a cure for prostate cancer. It is used as a type of androgen deprivation therapy (adt) in cases where the cancer has spread, or metastasized. Adt aims to deprive the cancer of testosterone, which fuels its progression and spread. Often, adt is not surgical but accomplished through medication. ...Read more

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Does an enlarged prostate usually indicate prostate cancer?

Does an enlarged prostate usually indicate prostate cancer?

NO: An enlarged prostate has nothing to do with prostate cancer. Prostate enlargement may lead to urinary problems, but the size of the prostate may not correlate with symptoms either. ...Read more

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Can BPH or enlarged prostate cause prostate cancer in the future?

Can BPH or enlarged prostate cause prostate cancer in the future?

Not actually cause: But these 2 keep company. Big prostates casuse bladder outlet symptoms (frequency, urgency, sleep interrupting need to pee), and this brings men in for checks, include psa. Depending on psa level and rate of change, biopsies are done. Perhaps many can be watched, but obstructive symptms need treatment. Finasteride can be used as a prosca preventitive and shrink prostate over time. ...Read more

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Is prostate enlargement painful?

Is prostate enlargement painful?

Usually not: You refer to urine flow which becomes more difficult in men as the prostate enlarges with age. It pushes on the urine outflow tract cause the symptoms of urgency, night frequency, slow and low flow and incomplete emptying of the bladder.It is uncomfortable, but no actual pain. Evaluation by your urologist to rule out cancer is needed. Meds to increase flow are available which can help. ...Read more

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Is meibomian cyst removal dangerous?

Is meibomian cyst removal dangerous?

No: Chalazion i ; d is a standard office based procedure with high success rate when indicated. ...Read 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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Parotid gland abscess treatment in children?

Hospitalization: This is often treated with incision and drainage with accompanying intravenous antibiotics. ...Read more

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What is parotid gland cancer?

What is parotid gland cancer?

Cancer of parotid.: This is a cancer of your parotid gland, the gland that secretes saliva to help break down foods. This can involve the facial nerve, and surgical treatment may result in partial loss of facial nerve function. ...Read more

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Infection in the wound after radical prostrate removal?

Infection in the wound after radical prostrate removal?

Wound infection: I'm unclear on your question. If you believe that the wound is becoming infected you certainly should show it to the urologist who performed the surgery. ...Read more

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Is prostrate gland dangerous?

Not generally.: It usually occupies a remote and quiet corner of the body. It spends its life in silent service occasionally causing nocturnal urinary symptoms in older age. Less commonly it is the source of prostate cancer, but dangerous? I think not. ...Read more

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Could avodard (dutasteride) shrink the prostate?

Yes: Dutasteride and Finasteride both work well to shrink the prostate. Called 5 Alpha reductase inhibitors, these drugs stop the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone, which causes baldness and prostate enlargement. Not a quick fix as maximum benefit is not reached for 6-12 months. ...Read more