Top
20
Doctor insights on: What Age Do I Need To Get My Prostate Checked

Share
1

1
What age do I need to get my prostate checked?

What age do I need to get my prostate checked?

40: The american cancer society recommends: 50 years for men at average risk. 45 years for men at higher risk (african american men, men with father or brother diagnosed with prostate cancer before age 65 years). 40 years for men at highest risk (multiple fam members diagnosed with prostate cancer by age 65). But i recommend every man start at age 40. The most aggressive cancers start younger. ...Read more

See 6 more doctor answers
Dr. Barbara Lavi
7 doctors shared insights

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


2

2
What should I do to get cancer tests?

What should I do to get cancer tests?

See your doctor: There are several tests designed to diagnose different cancers. Talk to your doctor for guided advice. Everybody does not to get tested for all the tests available. ...Read more

3

3
How will i know if i need to get my thyroid checked what are symptoms please?

How will i know if i need to get my thyroid checked what are symptoms please?

Depends: Hyperthyroid(overactive thyroid) symptoms: weight loss, fast heart rate, palpitations, tremors, muscle weakness, feeling hot, trouble sleeping, more bowel movements, light periods. Hypothyroid(underactive thyroid) symptoms: weight gain, sleepiness, swelling, hair loss, constipation, fatigue, heavy periods. However, all of these symptoms are nonspecific, most people with them have no thyroid problem. ...Read more

4

4
What do I do to get my testosterone levels checked out?

What do I do to get my testosterone levels checked out?

By blood test: You need a blood test and an order from your doctor for the test. ...Read more

5

5
I need to know when should I start going to the doctor to get checked for cancer?

I need to know when should I start going to the doctor to get checked for cancer?

Now!: It is time for you to see your doctor for many reasons, such as checking for diabetes, blood pressure, blood lipids, a physical examination, vaccinations and more. Cancer check will be just one part of your evaluation and at your age you need to establish a baseline for your health issues. ...Read more

7

7
How to know if I should get checked for my liver?

How to know if I should get checked for my liver?

You already are: Your physician normally palpates the liver edge during your physical exam, and your routine chemical profile, which gets done every few years, looks for elevated liver enzymes. That's plenty if you feel well. ...Read more

8

8
Please help, what can I do to get my man to get an STD test?

Please help, what can I do to get my man to get an STD test?

Withhold sex: That's a good motivator, and if you are concerned he's infected you should not be going near him. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
What would you suggest I do to convince my parents to get me checked up for urinary tract infection?

What would you suggest I do to convince my parents to get me checked up for urinary tract infection?

Do it yourself: You're 34 years old. You don't need your parents to get you checked out. If you think you have a UTI go to your md or to any urgent care center. ...Read more

10

10
What to do if I have diphtheria but i don't want to see a doctor. What can I do to get rid of it?

What to do if I have diphtheria but i don't want to see a doctor. What can I do to get rid of it?

You're kidding right: You can certainly chose not to see a doctor. However, you may pass out and die from the related heart failure or choke to death from the secretions from the worst sore throat you ever had. You will spread it on to those around you if they are not immunized.In the end, it may pass and you may survive, but i would see that your affairs are in order before you get delirious. ...Read more

11

11
I can get erection but i can't continue it , please suggest me what i need to do for this?

I can get erection but i can't continue it , please suggest me what i need to do for this?

All be honest: Common things being common, if you are otherwise a healthy 25 year old gentleman not utilizing any medications or supplements who is having issues with orgasm but not obtaining/maintaining erections, it's likely that there is a psychologic component. One important question to answer is if you have ejaculation issues with masturbation. If not, then this really suggests there is a psychologic issue ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
12

12
What to do if I have two fibroid tumors, and weigh 107, should I also get my thyroid cheked?

What to do if I have two fibroid tumors, and weigh 107, should I also get my thyroid cheked?

Only if symptomatic: If hyperthyroidism is being considered because of wt. then there should be symptoms like excess sweating etc. Get blood test to check. No relationship to fibroid tumors which represent degeneration of the smooth muscle of the uterus. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
13

13
How can I know if I have asthma. Do i go to my normal physician first, or what?

How can I know if I have asthma. Do i go to my normal physician first, or what?

Asthma diagnosis: Short answer: yes. Any disease including asthma is diagnosed based on 1) symptoms, 2) physical examination findings and 3) the results from lab tests. Individual cases, all three of the above may not be necessary. Example: in some occasions, info from the symptoms alone are good enough to make the diagnosis. ...Read more

14

14
I want my testosterone levels checked. What yest do I need to have done and what is entailed with the test?

I want my testosterone levels checked. What yest do I need to have done and what is entailed with the test?

Blood test.: It's easy to get a blood test to measure your testosterone level. My question is this: what problems are you having that makes you concerned about your testosterone level? Are you fatigued? Are you having difficulty with your sexual function? Are you having questions about your gender identity? All of these are reasonable things to discuss with your doctor. Good luck. Lgromkomd. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
15

15
What to do if I have tried checking for breast cancer and lumps but i don't know what to look for?

What to do if I have tried checking for breast cancer and lumps but i don't know what to look for?

Change: It's not what they feel like it's noticing a change in texture month to month and informing your MD of the change. This brochure should help explain: http://www.breastcancer.org/symptoms/testing/types/self_exam/bse_steps?gclid=Cj0KEQjwjIy5BRClh8m_9Zu64d8BEiQAtZsQf2-bu8R9bqyWEyjfqb17-a5SO0RvmLyNpwmAVkpuojkaArGv8P8HAQ ...Read more

16

16
Tryn to have a baby what do I need to do one of my ovaries have been removed to you think its possible for me to have one, if so what do I need to do

Tryn to have a baby what do I need to do one of my ovaries have been removed to you think its possible for me to have one, if so what do I need to do

It : It should still be possible to get pregnant but it may be harder. It depends on your age - younger is better, how healthy your remaining ovary is, what kind of surgery you had (laparoscopy / keyhole surgery or an open surgery with a longer incision on your belly), and the reason why your ovary was removed - did you have endometriosis, an ovarian cyst or a tumor like a dermoid cyst? Two issues - first removing an ovary reduces your the number of eggs you have left by half and you are dependent on one ovary to get pregnant. Healthy people can have one kidney removed and be fine but if any disease damages the remaining kidney they will get into trouble faster than someone with two kidneys. Same thing with one ovary, if it's healthy you may be fine but if there is damage to the ovary from the effects of infection, endometriosis, smoking, stds like chlamydia, or getting older, it may be harder to conceive. Second, were your tubes healthy at the time of the surgery to remove your ovary? Did you have a tube removed along with the ovary or just the ovary? If there is scarring around your tubes or remaining ovary at the time of your surgery, or scar tissue developed after your surgery, it may be harder to get pregnant as the egg may not make it into your tube to get fertilized by sperm, or the pregnancy may get stuck in the tube. Bottom line is you may be fine to get pregnant but you have a higher chance of problems. If you are under 35 and have regular cycles i recommend trying for six months before seeing a fertility specialist (reproductive endocrinology / infertility or rei md) who can test your egg supply, check the inside of your uterus and tubes, and look for hormonal issues or sperm problems. If you are 35 or over, or have irregular periods, see a rei right away to "find out where you're at". If you do have low egg supply, at any age, getting the diagnosis sooner is better than 'waiting too long'. Hope you do well and are able to get pregnant easily. Best wishes. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
17

17
What do I do if I pour out my heart to shrink and don't get what advice I need?

What do I do if I pour out my heart to shrink and don't get what advice I need?

Risky --: Well, i recommend that you follow your heart more than your mind -- and the professional is bound by ethics and confidentiality if that helps? ...Read more

18

18
I want to be castrated! how can I get it done? What kind of doctor do I have to see?

I want to be castrated! how can I get it done? What kind of doctor do I have to see?

Castration: Please see a urologist. I hope you had thought it over many times. May be you want to discuss pros and cons of this procedure with urologist and then make final decision. Good luck. ...Read more

20

20
What age do u have to be to get breast cancer?

What age do u have to be to get breast cancer?

Breast Cancer: Breast cancer is generally a low risk until women reach about 40 years of age. However, some women can develop breast cancer at a much younger age due to a genetic predisposition. This may be indicated by a strong family history of breast cancer. All women should learn how to do a self breast exam and report any suspicious findings. Get regular mammograns as recommended by your doctor. ...Read more