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Could my prostate be pinching my urethra?

Could my prostate be pinching my urethra?

Yes: As a man ages, the prostate gland enlarges and causes a blockage to the outflow of urine from the bladder. This can be treated with medications. If medications fail, then surgery is the next step depending on the amount of blockage and urinary symptoms present. ...Read more

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Urethra (Definition)

The canal through which urine exits the bladder, discharging the urine externally. In men, it is about 20-cm long with a membranous, prostatic, bulbar, and pendulous segments ending at the glans penis; it gives passage to the spermatic fluid as well as urine. In the female, the urethra is about 4 cm long & in close relation with the anterior ...Read more


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Could my enlarged prostate be pinching my urethra?

Could my enlarged prostate be pinching my urethra?

Yes: That's why enlarged prostates can cause obstructive lower urinary tract symptoms like straining to void, incomplete emptying, etc. ...Read more

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Can a urologist perform a prostate biopsy at the same time he scopes the urethra?

Can a urologist perform a prostate biopsy at the same time he scopes the urethra?

Possible, but...: Theoretically, this combination is possible, but in practice, it is not advisable because the need for prostate biopsy is judged by changing psa with the finding of digital rectal exam (dre) on prostate, and concern for urination from prostate is usually and sufficiently enough by history, checking residual urine, etc. But, you can ask urologist for priority and sequence of care... Best wish... ...Read more

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Does ductus deferens attach to urethra or prostate gland?

Prostate: It enters through the prostate. Remember the prostate is like a donut. The donut hole is part of the urethra, called the prostatic urethra. ...Read more

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If my prostate is swollen would it narrow my urethra? Making changes in urinating?

Depends.: Your prostate circles your urethra like a donut. When it swells it does restrict flow, but it generally occurs over long periods of time and can be subtle in onset. Very rare to occur in someone your age. ...Read more

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I had a biopsy half the prostate is benign cyst the other half is cancer gleason 9 can I have a pvp to open the urethra up ?

I  had  a biopsy half  the  prostate  is  benign  cyst  the  other  half  is  cancer  gleason  9    can  I  have  a pvp  to  open  the  urethra  up ?

Prostate cancer: You could have a pvp or TURP but what treatment are you considering to definitively treat your cancer. High grade aggressive cancer needs aggressive treatment if it is confined to the prostate. Radiation or radical prostatectomy is indicated if your staging workup is negative(ct/bone scan) if this has already spread, hormonal therapy should be started soon good luck. ...Read more

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Can benzo withdrawal cause irritation in urethra?had every test done all negative even prostate.After I pee urethra feels irritated stinging. Help!

Can benzo withdrawal cause irritation in urethra?had every test done all negative even prostate.After I pee urethra feels irritated stinging. Help!

Something's amiss...: Benzodiazepines (withdrawal or overdoses) aren't associated with urethritis (inflammation of the urethra), according to FDA.gov & other sources in my library. So, something seems amiss. Were you tested for infectious diseases? Did you see a Urologist for diagnosis? Are you sure you don't have Interstitial Cystitis (IC) or some other diagnosis? Use HealthTap Prime or TTYD to exclude other causes. ...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