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Can epididymitis lead to and enlarged prostate or prostatitis?

Can epididymitis lead to and enlarged prostate or prostatitis?

No: Epididymitis is and infection and /or inflammation of the epididymis which is a structure on the testicle. Diseases of this structure will not lead to an enlarged prostate and very unlikely to lead to prostatitis. ...Read more

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Dr. James Krick
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Bph (Definition)

BPH is abbrev of benign prostate hyperplasia, which is a general, confusing, clinical term for men's trouble to void although it is a pathological term to describe microscopic increase in number & size of glandular cells in the prostate, starting as early as age 30. For better use, LUTS is proposed to replace BPH. More? ...Read more


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Coud there be another treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia (bph) besides doxazosin and flomax (tamsulosin)?

Coud there be another treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia (bph) besides doxazosin and flomax (tamsulosin)?

BPH: Treatments for BPH fall into two categories; medical and surgical. Medical therapy includes Alpha blocker medications to improve urine flow and 5-alpha reductase inhibitors to shrink the gland. The surgical options include thermal or laser destruction of prostatic tissue or transurthral resection of prostaic tissue (turp). The "best" treatment is a very individual thing. ...Read more

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Is frequent ejaculation good for enlarged prostate?

Is frequent ejaculation good for enlarged prostate?

Reduce risk of cance: It does not help with enlarged prostate but studies have shown that it reduces the risk of prostate cancer. ...Read more

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Any BPH prostate medications other than flomax (tamsulosin)?

Any BPH prostate medications other than flomax (tamsulosin)?

Yes.: Flomax (tamsulosin) is part of a family of drugs called alpha-blockers that relax the smooth muscle of the prostate and bladder neck, improving urine flow & symptoms. Other drugs in this group are terazosin, doxazosin, alfuzosin, & silodosin. Another family of drugs for BPH are 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors, such as Finasteride and dutasteride. These shrink the prostate and reduce episodes of urine retention. ...Read more

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Can u have prostatis inflammation and normal cystoscopy? Or prostatis no inflammation?

Can u have prostatis inflammation and normal cystoscopy? Or prostatis no inflammation?

May be..., but...: Prostatitis has been one of most commonly overused, miused, & even abused diagnoses assigned to men having possible prostate-related symptoms, and interpreting the findings of cystoscopy can be examiner-subjective to a great degree. Hence, what you said is possible. More? Ask your urologist. ...Read more

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Will flomax (tamsulosin) help with an enlarged prostate?

Will flomax (tamsulosin) help with an enlarged prostate?

Flomax (tamsulosin): Flomax (tamsulosin) will not help reduce the size of an enlarged prostate. It may help reduce some of the symptoms of having an enlarged prostate such as frequency, urgency, incomplete emptying and nocturia. ...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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enlarged prostate/ luts, started flomax (tamsulosin) and proscar. 4 episododes of dark stained underwear. urine test done. is catscan and cystoscopy needed? .6p

 enlarged prostate/ luts,  started flomax (tamsulosin) and proscar.  4 episododes of dark stained underwear. urine test done. is catscan and cystoscopy needed? .6p

Possible prostatitis: An enlarged prostate with staining of underwear could be due to prostatitis. Is there discomfort on urination? What did the urine test show? Be sure to get a urinalysis with microscopic exam and a urine culture. Get a PSA test to rule out prostate cancer. If these don't give the answer, get a cystoscopy and possibly catscan. Feel free to consult me on HealthTap if you want to discuss further. ...Read more

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Does flomax (tamsulosin) help cure prostatitis?

Does flomax (tamsulosin) help cure prostatitis?

NoDoeNotCure: No it only helps with the symptoms of prostatitis.Urinary frequency,urgency and difficulty urinating.It may improve disruptive and irritating symptoms.In chronic recurrent prostatitis it may reduce the risk of recurrence ...Read more

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Can antibiotics cure painful urination and prostatitis?

Can antibiotics cure painful urination and prostatitis?

Yes: Antibiotics and analgesics/anti-inflmmatory medications are the mainstay of treatment initially for prostatitis and bladder infections. If caught and treated early, the cure rate is very high. If left untreated for a prolonged period of time, it can progress to chroinc prostatitis. ...Read more

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Using flomax (tamsulosin) for enlarged prostate. Do super beta and saw palmetto both shrink the prostate? Please be specific about benefits of each.

Using flomax (tamsulosin) for enlarged prostate. Do super beta and saw palmetto both shrink the prostate?  Please be specific about benefits of each.

Mo: Nothing that you mentioned shrinks the prostate. Flomax only relaxes the smoothe muscle component of the prostate. Otc products largely are ineffective. Prescription Proscar or Avodart (dutasteride) are the only drugs that actually shrink the prostate. ...Read more

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Having chronic non-bacterial prostatitis.Had prostate massage and its filled with fluid. What's the treatment for it & is prostate massage dangerous?

If there is an: infection it can be spread via massage. Otherwise this somewhat old-fashioned treatment is helpful for some folks. Peace and good health. A urologist is the best type of doc to see for prostatitis. ...Read more

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Is constant ejaculation bad for enlarged prostate?

Is constant ejaculation bad for enlarged prostate?

No: Because of the many contradictory beliefs and popular lore regarding masturbation and ejaculation and the absence of good, reproducible, scientific evidence, there is much confusion. In general, the body is very good at self-regulating its glands and it is likely that too little or too much ejaculation (however one defines these) has any significant beneficial or adverse effect on the prostate. ...Read more

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Can prostatitis cause erectile dysfunction and can you get prostatitis after a vasectomy?

Can prostatitis cause erectile dysfunction and can you get prostatitis after a vasectomy?

Prostatitis: Yes prostatitis can result in inflammation to the nerves that facilitate erections due to their close proximity to the prostate. Vasectomy does not increase nor decrease the likelihood of developing prostatitis. ...Read more

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Do doctors normally massage the prostate of patients with chronic prostatitis?

Do doctors normally massage the prostate of patients with chronic prostatitis?

Depends: Prostate massage is a form of treatment for chronic abacterial prostatitis. It can help some patients with improvement in their symptoms and in other patients, can cause more pain. ...Read more

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Is BPH caused by poor hygiene around the genitals? Is BPH just nonbacterial prostatitis?

No: BPH is not cause by poor hygeine or inflammation.It is a fibro-adeno-myoma. In simple layman terms it would be fair to call it a"benign growth" of the gland. ...Read more

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Urologist prescribed Gemifloxacin 320mg and Nortiptyline 25mg for 14 days for bladder wall thickening, prostate burning and ejaculation problems.

Urologist prescribed Gemifloxacin 320mg and Nortiptyline 25mg for 14 days for bladder wall thickening, prostate burning and ejaculation problems.

What's the question?: You say what was prescribed and why, but you did not ask a question. Please ask again and tell us what you want to know about this. There is a 150 character limit, so keep it brief, but as complete as possible. ...Read more

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Difference b/w Prostate Congestion and Prostatitis Problem? Is both can cause Urine Retention and Treatment for Both for male of 27 Years?Thank Doctor

Difference b/w Prostate Congestion and Prostatitis Problem? Is both can cause Urine Retention and Treatment for Both for male of 27 Years?Thank Doctor

Presumptive diagnosi: Prostatitis is a common diagnosis in many young mails. Prostate Congestion is a vaguely defined term used to describe a suspect diagnosis of Prostatitis( when the doctor is not sure about it. As it is difficult to pin down the diagnosis, doctors often treat it as an infection but it is often hard to prove infection of the prostate. You Need to find a good medical doctor for long term follow up. ...Read more

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Dr. James Kuan
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Prostatitis (Definition)

The swelling and inflammation of the prostate gland, located beneath the bladder in men. Prostatitis usually results in painful and difficult urination, and there may be flu-like symptoms present. There are many causes of prostatitis, one of ...Read more


Dr. Michael Michaels
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Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (Definition)

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (hypertrophy) is an enlargement of the prostate gland in males that can constrict the male urethra leading to retention of urine, feelings of urgency, etc. If severe enough, it can be treated with ...Read more