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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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Dr. Gary Sandler
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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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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 can reduce the symptoms of an enlarged prostate?

What can reduce the symptoms of an enlarged prostate?

Prostate: At 38 yrs of age, there are many other more likely possible explanations for voiding symptoms. You should see a urologist. BPH rarely occurs as early as 38. ...Read more

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What diseases could cause urinary symptoms similar to enlarged prostate in men?

What diseases could cause urinary symptoms similar to enlarged prostate in men?

A few things: A number of conditions may cause symptoms of an enlarged prostate such as: urinary tract infection prostatitis prostate cancer urethral stricture overactive bladder bladder dysfunction which is why seeking medical doctor for evaluation is generally a good idea. ...Read more

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What to do if I have many symptoms of enlarged prostate gland and i'm becoming worried. What could happen?

What to do if I have many symptoms of enlarged prostate gland and i'm becoming worried. What could happen?

See urologist timely: Prostate size is not always linearly related with voiding symptoms. Voiding symptoms for a 34-y-o man may result from poor relaxation of bladder neck or urethral stricture. To detail & elaborate possible causes for troubling voiding in an individual young man, go to see a urologist for proper evaluation and Rx. 400-letter space and online discussion are not enough to detail, So, again, go to see.. ...Read more

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I have low-T and an enlarged prostate. Does Testosterone interact negatively with the prostate causing worsening of enlarged prostate symptoms?

I have low-T and an enlarged prostate. Does Testosterone interact negatively with the prostate causing worsening of enlarged prostate symptoms?

Flomax (tamsulosin) +T: That is a good question that is still being researched. From a recent article: "Androgen supplementation does not appear to increase the risk of BPH , further suggesting that factors other than androgens are involved in BPH pathologies." http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC317983/ http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17991536 ...Read more

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My dad, age 70 who experiences no symptoms in any way, was diagnosed with enlarged prostate and given prescription to relieve symptoms. Advice please?

Follow his Dr advise: At 70 is not unusual to have enlarged prostate and some obstructive symptoms to urinary flow. It is good is not malignant , most likely his doctor checked for cancer by PSA levels. Make sure he goes for follow up visit . ...Read more

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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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What causes Enlarged prostate?

What causes Enlarged prostate?

DHT: Testosterone is converted to an active form Dihydrotestosterone in the prostate tissue by an enzyme , 5 alpha reductase. It is postulated this process leads to or causes prostate hypertrophy. ...Read more

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How do I shrink my enlarged prostate?

How do I shrink my enlarged prostate?

Medication.: The volume of an enlarge prostate can be reduced with medications called 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors, such as Finasteride and dutasteride. It may take a quite a long time, but the size of the prostate will decrease with treatment, as will episodes of urine obstruction. Although these medications are effective, patients that fail to improve with these medications may need a procedure. ...Read more

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55 year old with an enlarged prostate?

55 year old with an enlarged prostate?

Starts sometimes: All prostates enlarge with age, and symptoms start when this happends. A 55 yo can have this and that is a common age for the start. As long as you have it evaluated, psa testing, manual examination and these are ok and you have tolerable symptoms: night urination, urgency, frequency - all not too bad, then you can live with it. Consult your urologist. ...Read more

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What are signs of an enlarged prostate?

What are signs of an enlarged prostate?

Digital rectal exam: Will detect enlarged prostate as well ultrasound. Symtoms R slow & weak urinary stream, urinary retention, frequent urination by day & night, incomplete bladder emptying. Enlargement can be confirmed cystoscopically. ...Read more

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What are the tests for Enlarged prostate?

What are the tests for Enlarged prostate?

Here are some...: Over time, the test for enlarged prostate has evolved & changed, evolving to be more accurate. Traditionally, it is by men's voiding symptoms, but proved to highly inaccurate & not linearly correlated. Then, by digital rectal exam(DRE), it is very examiner subjective - at best a rough estimate, but later refined & described by finger breath(FB),..; over the past 3 decades, by transrectal US - good ...Read more

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Waht can be use to treat enlarged prostate?

Waht can be use to treat enlarged prostate?

Depends on cause: Enlarged prostate due to infection is usually treated with antibiotics. If its due to benign prostatic hypertrophy, then medication such as flomax, (tamsulosin) or even surgery are used. If cancer is the reason for enlargement, surgery or radiation treatment are typically used. A urologist is the one to diagnose and treat these disorders. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What are the effects of a enlarged prostate?

What are the effects of a enlarged prostate?

Varies widely.: An enlarged prostate (BPH) may have no 'effects' or symptoms. Usually, BPH presents with urinary complaints: hesitancy, weak stream, increased urinary frequency & voiding at night, and sensation of incomplete voiding. With greater obstruction, there can be urine infections and incontinence. If you are experiencing these symptoms, see a urologist. ...Read more

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What are the options for. Enlarged prostate?

What are the options for. Enlarged prostate?

BPH Options: Alpha-blockers are pills to relax the muscles around the prostate, quickly increasing flow and reducing bother. 5-? reductase pills will shrink the gland, but these work slowly. Several surgical options can remove the blockage, either with heat to shrink it or lasers/electricity to core it out or vaporize it. Discuss your symptoms and bother with your doctor. Most patients try meds first. ...Read more

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