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Can you inflame your urethra? Clear pelvic ultrasound, prostate ok, urine good but wax /wane penial pain & sore to touch when pressing. Lay off sex?

Can you inflame your urethra? Clear pelvic ultrasound, prostate ok, urine good but wax /wane penial pain & sore to touch when pressing. Lay off sex?

Uretheral pain: Sounds like non-specifiic/non-gonoccoccal urethritis. You need antibiotics-like doxycycline or levaquin (levofloxacin) if suspect e coli, can be from female or from E coli from rectal area in male with enlarged prostate.. F/u w/urologist http://www.idph.state.il.us/public/hb/hbngu.htm ...Read more

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Sonogram (Definition)

An ultraound, also known as a sonogram, is a painless and relatively inexpensive imaging test that utilizes sound waves instead of ionizing radiation. There are no side effects. Ultrasound can give us two-dimensional, and in some applications three-dimensional, images of structures and organs in virtually any part of the body. In addition to diagnostic uses, such as evaluating abnormalities in the abdomen, pelvis, and breast, ultrasounds are commonly used to guide needle and catheter placement in a variety of surgical ...Read more


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Ultrasound shows prostate size 28x44x52 mm & weight 32 gms with smooth edges.This I believe is above normal.What can I do to bring it back to normal?

Ultrasound shows prostate size 28x44x52 mm & weight 32 gms with smooth edges.This I believe is above normal.What can I do to bring it back to normal?

Enlarged prostate: IF your doc has diagnosed you w/enlarged prostate you can use a supplement called Saw Palmetto. Better yet get a product called ProstaThera or something similar that contains a blend of natural ingredients to help. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Ultrasound of prostate show bpd?

Ultrasound of prostate show bpd?

If BPD = BPH: The u/s alone cannot distinguish benign from malignant. It can measure size, and it can detect hypechoic areas ripe for biopsy, but no imaging reliably tells benign from malignant in pros ca; one needs a biopsy; and they are usually multiple 6, 12 or 24 and the answer is percent and scored on gleason scale. ...Read more

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Ultrasound of prostate shows bladder too, right?

Ultrasound of prostate shows bladder too, right?

No: You get a hint of the base of the bladder some times with prostatic ultrasounds but to truly image the blader you need a bladder ultrasound. ...Read more

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Ultrasound of prostate/bladder - do they stick a probe inside your butt?

Ultrasound of prostate/bladder - do they stick a probe inside your butt?

Yes and no: Prostate ultrasounds are done via a trans-rectal approach. Bladder ultrasounds are not. ...Read more

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How long does the transrectal ultrasound with prostate biopsy take?

Prostate Biopsy: The duration of the procedure depends on a number of factors: 1) how many samples are taken (6, 12, 24?); 2) what kind of sedation is provided (local, conscious, monitored anesthesia); 3) operator skill; 4) patient factors; 5) complications or not; 6) pre-procedure prep time; 7) post-procedure recovery (particularly how quickly you pass urine); 8) setting where performed (hospital or outpatient). ...Read more

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My PSA is a 5, I'm going for a ultrasound guidance prostate biopsy. Is this procedure painful. Is it necessary?

My PSA is a 5, I'm going for a ultrasound guidance prostate biopsy. Is this procedure painful. Is it necessary?

At 55 yes: Prostatic biopsy at 55 is indicated ( yes necessary ) , relatively low low risk out patient procedure , rarely needs strong pain medication for some none after the procedure . ...Read more

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My father-in-law had a recent ultrasound of prostate and psa test. His ultrasound showed enlarged prostate 104grams and psa 6.7. Is biopsy needed?

My father-in-law had a recent ultrasound of prostate and psa test. His ultrasound showed enlarged prostate 104grams and psa 6.7. Is biopsy needed?

Much debate keeps on: Before diving into prostate biopsy, the specific info on age, medical background, family history, finding of digital rectal exam (DRE) on prostate, urinalysis, etc. over time would be helpful. To gain a glimpse on much conflicting studies, confusion, and debate on how to use PSA and decide when to biopsy, take time & patience to review articles listed in http://formefirst.com/FreeInfoProstate.html ...Read more

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Ordering myself a prostate ultrasound. what's the best all in one ultrasound to evaluate the prostate/tech/method/terms used. thanks.

Ordering myself a prostate ultrasound. what's the best all in one ultrasound to evaluate the prostate/tech/method/terms used. thanks.

Transrectal: A transrectal prostate ultrasound is technically the best but is not a screening tool unless correlated with a PSA blood test and a doctor's exam. A prep to clean the colon is usually given and the ultrasound probe is inserted into the rectum with a latex covering over it. If done with a urologist, any suspicious abnormality could be biopsied at that time. ...Read more

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Trying to figure out if there are any difference s between a : "transrectal prostate" vs only a "prostate" ultrasound?

Same ...: Experience has told us placing ultrasound probe in the rectum right next to the prostate is the most direct easiest way to visualize the configuration and texture of the prostate. Transrectal ... is more technically specific, but the goal of either term is the same as described. It is abbreviated as TRUS and serves as a wonderful guide to do prostate biopsy. ...Read more

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1D,2D,3D,4D; prostate ultrasound; what ultrasound should i ask my doctor for that looks at everything inside and out?

Transrectal: A transrectal prostate ultrasound is technically very good but is not a screening tool unless correlated with a PSA blood test and a doctor's exam. A prep to clean the colon is usually given and the ultrasound probe is inserted into the rectum with a latex covering over it. If done with a urologist, any suspicious abnormality could be biopsied at that time. Consider MRI with an endorectal coil. ...Read more

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Psa 5.4 urologist recommended prostate ultrasound and biopsy should I wait or have test.

Psa 5.4 urologist recommended prostate ultrasound and biopsy should I wait or have test.

It depends: It matters how this reading fits your prior psa values if any. If it is an isolated reading or even your first ever, then repeating the psa ink the next few months is a reasonable strategy. There is no evidence that antibiotics have a role here and can even be harmful. If your prostate is large by exam this can also be meaningful. There is little downside to confirming an elevated level first. ...Read more

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My father 56 yrs old, recent ultrasound shows enlarged prostate 36 gms. No residual urine.but he has slight difficulty in passing urine.

My father 56 yrs old, recent ultrasound shows enlarged prostate 36 gms. No residual urine.but he has slight difficulty in passing urine.

Enlarged prostate: Enlarged prostate could be due to BPH or prostate cancer or inflammation. PSA level may help especially if compared to previous level. Evaluation by a Urologist will be helpful in establishing diagnosis as well as management ...Read more

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I was masturbating for secs then stopped (no cum) my rectum had shooting pain I had prostate ultrasound before which came fine, urine too?

"Back up " pain: The rectal pain is a result of all the blood flow going to the prostate and rectal area with nowhere to go when you did not ejaculate. The nerves to the rectum come from the same branch that goes to the prostate. It is a variance of "blue balls" with blood "backed up" until it subsides on its own. ...Read more

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Ultrasound test shows 8x10x12mm prostate cyst and PSA test indicate that it is benign.what should i do.

Ultrasound test shows 8x10x12mm prostate cyst and PSA test indicate that it is benign.what should i do.

Do nothing now: Of course what does your Urologist say ? Small cysts in Prostate are common and mostly benign . At 24 yrs why did you have US OF PROSTATE? There could be other problems with seminal vesicles..but I doubt that also. Your answers should come from your urologist. Best to you ...Read more

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I am a 30-yr old Asian male and went for a kidney ultrasound as part of a physical.Ultrasounds reveal that my prostate gland is enlarged. Is that bad?

I am a 30-yr old Asian male and went for a kidney ultrasound as part of a physical.Ultrasounds reveal that my prostate gland is enlarged. Is that bad?

Why was US done: Kidney ultrasound is not part of a routine physical examination, & done if ? Of abdominal pathalogy.Digital rectal exam is part pe. If yes would know if prostate is enlarged, if no pe was inadequate.Hopefully it was read by an expert radiologist.Then rectal exam done if not done before. Likely not abnormal in absence of symptoms. If truly enlarged see urologist. ? Drs. Motivation for us ?Financial. ...Read more

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Post void incontinence, ultrasound bladder,kidney and prostate normal, after voiding showed bladder empty normal, awaiting uroflowmetry resul,concern?

Post void incontinence, ultrasound bladder,kidney and prostate normal, after voiding showed bladder empty normal, awaiting uroflowmetry resul,concern?

Here are some ...: For postvoid incontinence, I assumed you have so-called postvoid dribbling after you ripped in the penis into underwaer, which is indeed very annoying. You may try correctly milking the entirely urethra after each voiding by wiping the urethra x 3-4 times from the area behind scrotum toward the end of penis until "dryness" before zipping in the penis. Do this first. Due to 400-letter limit, end .. ...Read more

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I am a 27-year old guy. My ultrasound said I have normal-sized prostate with approx. weight of 23grms.(4.38x2.87x3.54cm). What does it mean?

I am a 27-year old guy. My ultrasound said I have normal-sized prostate with approx. weight of 23grms.(4.38x2.87x3.54cm). What does it mean?

Enlarged prostate: causes symptoms such as frequent urination because it can constrict the urethra. It can also cause discomfort. The good news is that yours is of normal size. If your doc ordered an ultrasound you likely reported other symptoms. Stay w/him/her until they get get resolved. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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My psa result is 5.6 then I have it ultrasound and negative. Should I have my prostate biopsy?

My psa result  is 5.6  then  I have  it ultrasound and negative. Should I have my prostate  biopsy?

Yes but: Speak to your doctor , besides prostate cancer there are other causes for elevated psa levels , if elevation is persistent and prostate exam is suspicious at 56 biopsy is indicated good luck. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm 70 and as per latest ultrasound report a moderately enlarged prostate with residual urine of 120 ml.?

Talk with urologist: Depending on the degree of bother, drug therapy can be considered which might include two drugs that work dofferently, especially if the prostate measures greater than 50 cc by ultrasound. One relaxes involuntary muscle tone in the urinary tract and the other can physically shrink the prostate over a 4-6 month period. These meds may reduce (or delay) risk of more problems and improve emptying. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a urologist to see the size of the prostate on an ultrasound of the area just above my penis? He did not do a rectal ultrasound.

It is: Not usual to measure the prostate with transabdominal ultrasound. Transrectal ultrasound is the preferred technique. However, transabdominal ultrasound can often see enlargement of the prostate gland as it encroaches on the bladder base allowing an inference of prostate gland enlargement. ...Read more

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Can an ultrasound tell if it is a prostate cancer or just an enlraged prostate BPH and can BPH turn to cancer in 1 and a half year?

No and Possibly: A prostate biopsy is the most definitive way to distinguish BPH from cancer of the prostate. BPH doesn't "turn into cancer" but cancer can develop alongside bph. ...Read more

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Ultrasound after kidney stone attack. "Mildly inhomogeneous prostate posterially otherwise unremarkable." PSA <1 and DRE clear 6 mo. Ago. Age 57. ???

Ultrasound after kidney stone attack. "Mildly inhomogeneous prostate posterially otherwise unremarkable." PSA <1 and DRE clear 6 mo. Ago. Age 57. ???

Ok, ...: What described for the prostate was apparently incidentally found. Most likely, it is not clinically significant under your clinical profile with normal DRE and PSA <1 ng.ml. To explore more realistically about PSA/its use & pratate/its care, welcome to peruse articles in http://www.formefirst.com/onPSA-P-Ca.html. More? Contact me at www.healthtap.com/dr-Lin with RQPWJC to log in for appointments. ...Read more

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Did urinalysis and ultrasound both clear, signs of mild prostate inflam., but have nagging L-testes pain, and painful perineum, no fever.What is this?

Did urinalysis and ultrasound both clear, signs of mild prostate inflam., but have nagging L-testes pain, and painful perineum, no fever.What is this?

My take is ...: What you've felt in L-testis and perineum is most likely a referring ache resulting from some disorders of muscle, joints or nerve fibers in the region, which could not be cured but modified with understanding and acceptance + behavioral modification + quality healthy lifestyle + pelvic physical therapy + judicious use of pain killers as needed + trying alpha-blockers, etc. More? Ask Doc timely. ...Read more

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Ultrasound following painful kidney stone attack. "Mildly inhomogeneous prostate posterially otherwise unremarkable." PSA <1 6 mo. ago. Your thoughts?

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Ultrasound following painful kidney stone attack. "Mildly inhomogeneous prostate posterially otherwise unremarkable."  PSA <1 6 mo. ago. Your thoughts?

Ok, ...: What described for the prostate was apparently incidentally found. Most likely, it is not clinically significant under your clinical profile with normal DRE and PSA <1 ng.ml. To explore more realistically about PSA/its use & pratate/its care, welcome to peruse articles in http://www.formefirst.com/onPSA-P-Ca.html. More? Contact me at www.healthtap.com/dr-Lin with RQPWJC to log in for appoin ...Read more

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Ultrasound following kidney stone attack. Revealed prostate "mildly inhomogeneous posteriorly otherwise unremarkable". PSA <1 and DRE clear 11 months ago. I'm 57. Opinion?

Ultrasound following kidney stone attack. Revealed prostate "mildly inhomogeneous posteriorly otherwise unremarkable". PSA <1 and DRE clear 11 months ago. I'm 57. Opinion?

Early Early BPH: Your medical info suggest very early benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH). There are various OTC med that may help this such as beta sitosterol formulations and saw palmetto. If your urine stream becomes difficulty consult your PCP. You need an annual exam, of course. ...Read more

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The pain and tingling is at the btm of rib cage on right hand side about inch down and the ultrasound showed gallbladder ok but prostate enlarged?

The pain and tingling is at the btm of rib cage on right hand side about inch down and the ultrasound showed gallbladder ok but prostate enlarged?

Incidental finding: You are undergoing an outpatient workup for the pain. This us test has revealed an incidental finding of prostate enlargement, currently without symptom. Also the us was negative for gallstones which is not the same as okay gallbladder. More testing may be recommended. Stay on a low fat diet, small frequent meals, increase hydration, while still under pain evaluation. Be well. ...Read more

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Ultrasound test shows normal size of prostate, psa: 1.0, urine/semen cultures clear of bacteria, 2-3hpf of pus cells in semen culture. Is this all enough to conclude that i don't have prostatitis?

Prostatitis: Prostatitis is a "clinical diagnosis". There is not a test that confirms or rules it out. Diagnosis is based on digital rectal examination of the prostate and more importantly, your symptoms. Ultrasound has no role in diagnosing prostatitis. ...Read more

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Blood &small concretions in semen 6 months ago had hematuria ct scans, ultrasounds 2cystoscopies all normal Inflamed prostate?( no other symptms Teen

Blood &small concretions in semen 
6 months ago had hematuria
ct scans, ultrasounds 2cystoscopies all normal
Inflamed prostate?( no other symptms
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Here are some...: Clinically, your evaluation for hemospermia and hematuria is more than enough, especially one at 18. But how to sort the things out correctly? The articles in http://formefirst.com/hematuria.html and in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter.html will be helpful. More? Ask urologist timely by following instructions described in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html. ...Read more

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Left testicular pain and sensitiveness despite negative ultrasound, urine culture, urinalysis, STD check and prostate check? Any suggestions

Left testicular pain and sensitiveness despite negative ultrasound, urine culture, urinalysis, STD check and prostate check? Any suggestions

pain: There is a small appendage that hangs from the testes called the testes appendix. This small segment of tissue can twist and become ischemic. This is very painful. Have first hand experience and will not forget it. In time, usually a few days this will resolve. Other things that can cause testicular pain include orchitis (inflammation of the testes) and kidney stones (referred pain). ...Read more

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My uncle is 56 years ..his prostate weight is 42 gm .Ultra sound says homogeneous echo texture is seen . how much dangerous it is ?

My uncle is 56 years ..his prostate weight is 42 gm .Ultra sound says homogeneous echo texture is seen . how much dangerous it is ?

Not dangerous: Homogeneous texture is normal. He may still need treatment for symptoms of the reason he had the ultrasound in the first place. ...Read more

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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