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Can a 15 yr old boy can have prostate cancer?

Can a 15 yr old boy can have prostate cancer?

Not likely: Prostate gland grows under the influence of androgenic hormones as does prostate cancer. Barring some rare genetic defect, that I am unaware of, a 15 year old will not have prostate cancer. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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I was informed that an 8 yrs old boy has prostate cancer. The boy was taken from his parents due to abuse. Can this be true?

I was informed that an 8 yrs old boy  has prostate cancer. The boy was taken from his parents due to abuse. Can this be true?

Not likely: But there is a similar legal debate regarding other types of treatment-responsive malignancies...see link. http://jco.ascopubs.org/content/24/34/5454.full ...Read more

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What could cause enlarged prostate common in young boys?

What could cause enlarged prostate common in young boys?

Not aware of any: I suppose a kid can get an infection in his prostate(which might enlarge it), i'm not aware of condition affecting pre-pubertal males nor do I recall ever having read of one. A narrowed tract (xray) going through the area of the prostate in kids is more likely an abnormality of the pee channel, not enlargement of the prostate as would be seen in adults. ...Read more

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Can an enlarged prostate cause e.D?

Can an enlarged prostate cause e.D?

Unlikely : In general, prostatic enlargement is unrelated to erectile dysfunction. The only connection is that the incidence of both increase with age. ...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 is prostate massage?

What is prostate massage?

Rectal examination: This is where a finger is placed into the rectum and the prostate gland is palpated and gently massaged to help express secretions. This can help decrease the symptoms of prostatitis in some men. ...Read more

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What makes a prostate hurt?

What makes a prostate hurt?

Lots of things: Infection of the prostate, prostatitis is the most common. See your provider for an exam and urine sample. ...Read more

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Why is the prostate removed?

Prostatectomy: Prostate is removed because of benign prostate hyperplasia causing urinary obstruction to relieve obstruction carcinoma of prostate in some cases. ...Read more

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How big is my prostate at 19?

Your age: Your age is a rough estimate, although it probably overestimates the size. So, maybe 19 cc. ...Read more

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What can cause prostate pain?

Here are some ...: The fundamental cause is irritation to the nerve endings near, on, or inside the prostate by inflammation - infection, or by referring pain from the disorders of regional muscles, joints, and nerves so leading to the puzzles and debates on CP / CPPS as acronyms of chronic prostatitis / chronic pelvic pain syndrome. More? Ask treating urologist timely. ...Read more