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Dr. Shari Jackson
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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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My urologist has found 2 nodules on my prostate. He is suggesteing a non-invasive multiparametric functional MRI. Will the MRI confirm cancer?

My urologist has found 2 nodules on my prostate.  He is suggesteing a non-invasive multiparametric functional MRI. Will the MRI confirm cancer?

No: despite all the interest in MRI assisting in diagnosis and staging of prostate cancer, there is still only one way to know if cancer is present and that is to do a tissue sampling with needle biopsy. ...Read more

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My dad's prostate 58gms. PSA 5.8. Urine retention 200 ml. No irritation etc. while urinating. Should he go for surgery or medicinal cure?

My dad's prostate 58gms. PSA 5.8. Urine retention 200 ml. No irritation etc. while urinating. Should he go for surgery or medicinal cure?

Meds first: Hi, It is good to try medication first.Alpha blockers(eg:tamsulosin)work within hours,5-alpha reductase inhibitors(eg:finasteride)take up to 6 months to shrink the gland but they do work.Also I suggest a combination of both which is available in same pill here & probably in India too.If meds no help,next option TURP or laser. Best wishes for your dad. ...Read more

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Why the prostate grows?

Why the prostate grows?

Testosterone ...: The prostate grows as we age, probably due to the cumulative effect of male hormones (androgens) such as testosterone which men produce throughout their lives. The prostate is dependent on testosterone for growth, a fact we use in treatment of enlarged prostate with drugs such as Finasteride which blocks the conversion of testosterone to its active form ...Read more

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What are vocal nodules?

What are vocal nodules?

"growths" on cords: Vocal nodules are lesions that can affect the true vocal cords. Nodules usually present as hoarseness or a change in your voice. They tend to be non-cancerous in nature but cancer is always a concern when ents look at your vocal cords and see "growths.". ...Read more

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Nodule (Definition)

Any growth or deposit in the body or on its surface may be casually termed a nodule until its character is determined by the familiarity of the physician with it or by the results of a biopsy if it is not so obvious. The term is casual ...Read more