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What are the actual causes of benign prostatic hypertrophy?

What are the actual causes of benign prostatic hypertrophy?

Variable: BPH is under ther control of hormones, specifically testosterone. It may also be related to genetics. Diet is not associated with prostate enlargement. ...Read more

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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What are the symptoms of benign prostatic hypertrophy bph?

What are the symptoms of benign prostatic hypertrophy bph?

Frequent urination: Frequent urination, increased urgency of urination, dribbling after urination, decreased urinary flow, and lower volume of voiding are all common symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the possible causes of prostate enlargement?

What are the possible causes of prostate enlargement?

Age. : The most common cause of prostate enlargement is age-related, called benign prostatic hyperplasia. This is generally not a health problem, unless it begins to restrict urine flow and cause bothersome urinary symptoms. Prostate infection & cancer are other potential causes. If you have any concerns, or if you have a family history of prostate cancer, speak to your primary care physician. ...Read more

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Describe the features of benign prostatic hypertrophy.?

Describe the features of benign prostatic hypertrophy.?

Slow urination +: Fiurst signs of BPH are usually slowing of the urinary stream followed by incomplete bladder emptying or the perception thereof. Need to urinate more frequently by day and night. This can culminate in urinary retention (inability to urinate) which if present, must be urgently relieved by catheterization. BPH best managed by a urologist. Surgery, prostatectomy preferably cystoscopically is best rx. ...Read more

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What are the causes of enlarged uterus?

What are the causes of enlarged uterus?

Multiple things: An enlarged uterus can be caused by pregnancy, fibroids (benign muscular tumors of the uterus) or by adenomyosis which is where tissue from the lining of the uterus grows into the muscle wall causing it to enlarge, become "boggy", tender and may bleed more heavily. There is also a rare cancer, leiomyosarcoma, that can cause rapid enlargement of the uterus. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of an enlarge prostate?

What are the symptoms of an enlarge prostate?

Blockage: Imagine the tube being pinched as it leaves the bladder...Actually that is what happens. Therefore the flow will be more difficult to start, slower, and end sooner. As such, more urine will remain in the bladder, necessitating more frequent trips to the bathroom. Typically this will be noticed most at night as you get up every hour to pee! ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of an enlarged prostate?

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What are the symptoms of an enlarged prostate?

BPH: Check out http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/benign-prostatic-hyperplasia/basics/definition/con-20030812 for info regarding benign prostate hypertrophy/hyperplasia, not something we typically worry about in 28yo men. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of benign cancer?

What are the symptoms of benign cancer?

Depends: If by "benign cancer" you mean benign tumor, the symptoms depend on the location and size of the tumor. There may be lumps under the skin, mass in breast, mass in abdomen, if in the pituitary, visual symptoms etc. Mostly benign tumors are generally silent. ...Read more

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What are the known causes of thymic carcinoma?

What are the known causes of thymic carcinoma?

None are common: The vast majority of thymic carcinomas of all sorts "just happen", without any identifiable risk factors. Genetic mutation is a lottery over the lifetime, and some folks are lucky enough to escape all cancers through old age, but others may end up with an unusual one such as thymic carcinoma. Some of them are very curable while others are tough; i wish you luck. ...Read more

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What are the most common causes of urethral blockage?

What are the most common causes of urethral blockage?

BPH, strictures: Much more common in males + most common cause in mature men is bph, benign prostatic hypertrophy less often prostate cancer or prostatitis. Further down from prostate most common blockage is urethral stricture either from trauma, ie straddle injuries or pelvic fractures. Most common in newborn males is posterior urethral valves. In females - urethral diverticulum or skene's gland cyst. ...Read more

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What exactly is the prostate? What kinds of surgeries are there involving the prostate?

Here are some ...: The prostate is a gland sitting and fitting right next / below urinary bladder wrapping around prostate urethra, as knwon thus far, a gatekeeper for preventing bladder infection as well as a nutritional fluid producer for nurturing sperms in the semen so to keep them viable and active to fertilize the waiting egg if time and environs are right. I will answer the second Q separately. ...Read more

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What are the causes of a sebaceous cyst?

What are the causes of a sebaceous cyst?

Deep trapped skin...: They are caused by skin surface cells trapped beneath the skin's surface, usually due to minor trauma. These cells continually shed, increasing the size of the cyst (more accurately an epithelial inclusion cyst.) removal is generally a minor surgical procedure, but requires total removal of the cyst wall to prevent recurrence of the cyst. ...Read more

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What are the causes of prostate cancer and what are the symptoms?

Cause is unknown: The symptoms are vague and not specific. So screening with blood test/ psa levels is advised if you are a male between 50 to70 years old. Eat healthy and use low fat foods..With ample veggies and fruits with each meal. Keep your weight into a healthy range.This migh tkeep you healthy for a long time to come. ...Read more

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What are the causes of penile cancer?

What are the causes of penile cancer?

Here are some...: The ultimate cause for cancer is the unwanted mutation of local cells leading to their non-stoppable division & growth in mass, which has been known to be associated with HPV infection notably by subtype 16 & 18, phimosis, no circumcision during young age, etc. But, clinically penile cancer is still a rarity. If concerned, see Doc by following info in http://www.formefirst.com/onDealSickness.html. ...Read more

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What are the causes of a subarachnoid cyst?

What are the causes of a subarachnoid cyst?

USUALLY congenital: Subarachnoid cysts are usually congenital ('born-with')malformations that arise from the unexplained splitting or tearing of the arachnoid membrane. Arachnoid cysts can also occur secondary to other disorders such as marfan syndrome, arachnoiditis, or agenesis of the corpus callosum. Complications can arise: e.g. Head trauma can cause bleeding in or around the cysts possibly causing symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the causes of cystitis?

What are the causes of cystitis?

Bacteria: Cystitis is a medical term for bladder/urinary tract inflamation. It is usually caused byan infection from e. Coli, a bacteria that we normally have in our GI tract. It is more common in women due to how close the urinary tract is to the anal area. E. Coli may be introduced to the urinary system by wiping towards the front after going to the bathroom or during sex. See your pcp. ...Read more

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What are the causes of an inclusion cyst?

What are the causes of an inclusion cyst?

Cyst: A person inherits the tendency to get these types of cysts. They come up for no reason and their is no way to prevent them. They may be single or multiple but you cannot do anything to keep them from coming. They can run in families or not. ...Read more

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What causes enlargement of the prostate gland?

Here are some...: The precise reason for prostate enlargement is still unclear although some subtle sex hormonal imbalance along aging process has been speculated and blamed for its occurrence. Of note, problems to void notably with slow urine flow is not linearly proportional with the degree of prostate enlargement alone. More? Ask doc timely. Best wishes... ...Read more

Dr. Mark Ingerman
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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


Hypertrophy (Definition)

Hypertrophy is an increase in size of an organ or tissue, or a particular part of the body. Examples include muscle hypertrophy due to lifting weights, ventricular hypertrophy (enlargement of a ventricle of the heart) due to high blood pressure or other heart disorders, or prostatic hypertrophy (enlargement of ...Read more