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What Are Bulbourethral Gland Diseases
Here are some ...: Since it is a pair of male exocrine glands (also called Cowper's glands) existing inside pelvic floor muscle right near both sides of verumontanum, the symptoms of its inflammation becomes somewhat obscure so not manifest as obvious and as often as those of Bartholin's glands in the females. Of course, some pain at anterior part of perineum with some burning voiding, etc. ...Read more
Volume & enhancement: Bulbourethral or cowper's gland produces pre-ejaulate to lubricate & pre-clean urethra ahead of sperm containing ejaculate. Also, alkalinizes urethra plus neutralizes and eliminates any residual urine. Prostate produces approx 25% of seminal fluid, also alkalinizes semen and tends to protect sperm from vaginal acidity and improve the odds that sperm will reach and impregnate an ovum. ...Read more
With or without: Itching — can't tell you if you have an STD. Some STD's are silent. If you have had unprotected sex- getting tested is prudent. Take care. ...Read more
If preejaculation comes from the bulbourethral glands and sperm are in the epididymis, (anatomically) how could there be sperm in preejaculatory fluid?
Misinformed: Pre-cum comes from the prostate gland. The testes dump new sperm into the prostate gland as they make sperm. The fluid in the prostate gland keep sperm fresh and ready to cause pregnancy. You've got your science wrong. Pre-cum is able to cause pregnancy. It happens all the time! There is only one source for semen. ...Read more
I have overactive bulbourethral glands (leakage of clear, viscous fluid) and excessive sweating on palms/feet. Could this be related/what would cause?
Hyperhydrosis: Is a condition in which your sweat glands produce excessive sweat that makes you uncomfortable. The excessive secretion from the labia majora and surrounding area could be related to the generalized hyperhidrosis. There are medications that can help with that and recommend to talk to your pcp/dermatologist. Good luck. ...Read more
Pituitary Dis: Pituitary gland has two parts, the adenohypophysis produces hormones like fsh, lh, human growth, igf-1, prolactin, and prolactin releasing dactors, acth, beta-endorphine, tsh, melanocyte stimulating hormone. On the posterior part or neuro-hypophysis: vasopresin or anti-diuretic hormone, oxitocine. Most. Common conditions are bening tumors producing excessive hormone(prolactinomas) or lack of hormo. ...Read more
Tumors or: Aneurysms enlarge and cause direct pressure — cranioharyngioma for one. Histiocytosis x is an oddity that can cause diabetis insipidus. The "master gland" regulates many endocrine functions leading to over or underproductions. ...Read more
Hashimoto's : Hashimoto's thyroiditis can cause this. What is your tpo ab level? You may be sensitive to dairy and wheat as well. Dairy, wheat and sugar grow e. Coli which can release inflammatory substances that aggravate auto-immune problems. Quinoa is the best grain if soaked 8 hours and rinsed well before cooking. See kelly mcgonigal's book, the will power instinct for successful life style changes. ...Read more
Acne and sebaceous cysts are common disorders of sebaceous glands. Carcinomas can arise from sebaceous glands, as these lesion can from any epithelium.
For good health — Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Too much, too little: Hi. The anterior pituitary hormones are TSH, ACTH, GH, LH, FSH, Prolactin (PRL). Disease occurs when ANY of them are over-produced or under-produced, although the frequency of such disease states varies widely (although ALL said diseases are, at face value, uncommon). Famous ones are Cushing's, acromegaly, and prolactinoma. ...Read more
I read that the only way to confirm Kikuchi Fujimoto disease is to remove the lymph gland. Isn't that really painful?
Self limited disease: Biopsy should not be painful!Get a more detailed answer ›
Addison's disease: Chronic adrenal insufficiency, hypocortisolism, and hypoadrenalism) is a rare endocrine disease. The adrenal glands do not produce sufficient steroid hormones (glucocorticoids and mineralocorticoids). It may produce relatively nonspecific symptoms, such as abdominal pain and weakness, and generally diagnosed by lab tests and imaging studies. ...Read more
Endocrine: I will refer this to experts in endocrinology and reproductive endocrinology. Thanks for asking this important question. ...Read more
What disorder do you have — too much adrenal hormone or too little? Surely you have seen a doctor about this.
If not, please do so.
Also, go on-line and find some articles on adrenal gland disorders — there are many articles that are easy to read and understand. You could also go to your Public Library and look at some books about hormones. ...Read more
Pituitary disease: The hypothalamus and pituitary work together to regulate many functions in the body, including hormonal regulation. Diseases can causes hormone deficiency or excess. Some hormones regulated are the thyroid, growth hormone, prolactin, (breastfeeding hormone) testosterone or estrogen, and cortisol. ...Read more
High or Low function:
Here is a good reference
http://my. Clevelandclinic. Org/disorders/adrenal/endo_description. Aspx. ...Read more
Adrenal gland prob: What is the definition or description of: Adrenal gland disorders? ANS: I specialize in these and there are more than 100. It is as disorder that has its origin in the adrenal gland. Some are congenital, some acquired, some due to infections, some do to not enough hormone, some due to too much, some due to cancer, some due to medications, some due to immune problems, some due to surgery. ...Read more
Perspecitve: Lots of difficult endocrine disorders which will affect life. Some include: pituitary failure, men (esp 2), some disorders of sexual differentiation where we don't know the sex of the baby at birth (and others), autoimmune polyglandular syndromes, stim g-protein disorders (mccune albright). It's hard to say which is the worst because all of them are so life-changing for the patients & families. ...Read more
Adrenal or pituitary: What is the cause of your addison's? If the adrenals have failed, then the pituitary may be working fine, but the pituitary acth cannot stimulate a dead adrenal. If the pituitary is the cause of the addison's, then other hormones may also be affected. Best to discuss with your endocrinologist. ...Read more
Is chronic enlargement of submandibular gland in sjogren's syndrome dangerous? Is it suggesting an end stage disease?
Salivary disorders: You have 6 major and hundreds of minor salivary glands. They make saliva (spit), which is important for oral hygiene and digestion. Your 6 main glands are the paired parotid (in cheeks), submandibular (under the jaw) and lingual (in the floor of the mouth). A "disorder" would encompass many problems like infection, blockage (salivary stones), inflammation, tumors, etc. ...Read more
Usually...: The most common problem is "sialoadenitis" where the gland gets blocked up, and becomes painful and swollen. Dehydration is a common cause. This can be initially treated with hot compresses, good hydration (lots of water) and sour foods/liquids taken 5-10x/day (vinegar, lemon juice, sour candies, etc). Ask your doctor for details about what he/she thinks the problem is. Best wishes. ...Read more